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CPC leadership contenders outline views on media, telecom issues

Media | 03/09/2017 9:51 pm EST

On May 27, members of the Conservative Party of Canada will select who will succeed former prime minister Stephen Harper as permanent leader of the party, relieving interim Opposition leader Rona Ambrose of her caretaker duties. Fourteen people are in the running for the party’s top job, with an eye to becoming the country’s next prime minister following the 2019 election. The Wire Report reached out to all of the candidates for their positions on telecom and media issues and received emailed responses from five: Chris Alexander, Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Pierre Lemieux...

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...