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Support grows for Meta boycott following News Act blackout

Media | 07/10/2023 2:46 pm EDT

Other governments and private sector companies are joining in the boycott of Meta Platforms Inc. after it announced plans to block Canadian news from Facebook and Instagram. Meta’s move came in response to the passage of the Online News Act. Last week, the federal government announced it was halting all advertising on the platforms. Quebecor Inc. and Cogeco Inc. made similar announcements at the same time. Since then, the government of Quebec and several cities...

CBC hires Torstar’s Claude Galipeau

Media | 12/18/2018 3:32 pm EST

Canada’s public broadcaster has hired Torstar Corp.’s Claude Galipeau as its executive vice-president of corporate development. The chief revenue officer of Torstar will join CBC/Radio-Canada on Jan. 7, 2019, the broadcaster said Tuesday. In 2002, he was the CBC’s executive director of digital programming and business development, according to his LinkedIn profile, and has since held digital media roles at BCE Inc.-owned Astral Media between 2008 and 2009 and...

Quebec commits $36m for newspapers’ move to digital

Media | 12/05/2017 2:53 pm EST

In a release on Monday, the Quebec government announced $36.4 million over five years in new investments supporting the province’s print media moving to digital. Announcing the funding over a Facebook Inc. livestream, Quebec...

Competition Bureau reviewing Postmedia, Torstar deal

Media | 11/28/2017 5:53 pm EST

The Competition Bureau has confirmed in an email they will review a recent deal between Torstar Corp. and Postmedia, which saw the exchange of 41 commuter, local or community newspapers between the two Canadian media organizations...

Rory Capern hired at Pelmorex

Media | 10/25/2017 4:39 pm EDT

In a press release on Wednesday, Pelmorex Corp. announced that Rory Capern will join the company as...

Rory Capern leaves Twitter Canada

Media | 08/23/2017 2:24 pm EDT

The managing director of Twitter Inc.’s Canada division has stepped down, a Twitter Canada spokesman...

Finney gets VP role at Bell Media, among other changes

Media | 09/09/2015 6:17 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media division announced Wednesday it has appointed Mark Finney to the newly created position of vice-president of strategic sales, and several other changes in the executive ranks were announced internally. Bell Media said in a press release that Finney will be in charge of overseeing all English- and French-language sales, marketing and brand partnerships. The release noted that he will be in charge of working with the sales team “to develop and implement a focused and comprehensive approach to better serve clients and partners,” and at the same time...