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Few policy details from new CPC leader

Media | 05/29/2017 4:56 pm EDT

Conservatives elected Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer as party and official Opposition leader over the weekend, but those interested in his stance on telecom and media issues won’t have much to chew on. Little is known about Scheer’s policy positions in general, aside...

CPC members less supportive of CBC funding: surveys

Media | 05/24/2017 3:18 pm EDT

The Canadian public and the Conservative Party of Canada members have differing views when it comes to what the country should do about funding for CBC/Radio-Canada, according to surveys commissioned by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. While 82 per cent of the Canadian...

CBC privatization bill dies in House

Media | 05/04/2017 8:04 pm EDT

A private member’s bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada met a decisive defeat Wednesday night, after members of Parliament voted 260-6 to send it to the legislation graveyard. Saskatchewan MP and Conservative Party...

Debate resumes on CBC-privatization bill, vote deferred

Media | 04/10/2017 6:57 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A Conservative backbencher’s bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada found a little more support from party colleagues in the House of Commons Monday, but it likely...

CBC privatization bill receives chilly response in House

Media | 02/17/2017 9:06 pm EST

A private members’ bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada was met with vigorous opposition Friday as members of Parliament stood in the House of Commons to defend the...

Dismantle ‘bloated’ CBC, says CPC candidate Leitch

Media | 11/24/2016 8:01 pm EST

Conservative Party leadership candidate and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch said she has put CBC/Radio-Canada “on notice” and that if selected to lead her party and form government, she...

Bernier would streamline CBC’s mandate, remove ads as CPC leader

Media | 11/23/2016 9:22 pm EST

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier said Wednesday that if he is selected as the next leader of the federal Conservative Party and the next Canadian prime minister, he would move to make changes to CBC/Radio-Canada that would keep it from competing with the private sector. “Do we need a public broadcaster that runs bad Canadian copies of American popular shows?” Bernier asked, during a press conference on Parliament Hill, also questioning the need for CBC to air...

CPC backbencher tables CBC-privatization bill

Media | 10/04/2016 4:05 pm EDT

A Conservative Party leadership candidate has tabled legislation with the aim of privatizing CBC/Radio-Canada. On Thursday, Saskatchewan MP Brad Trost introduced a private member’s bill, C-308, “to provide for...