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PIAC, CMG criticize CBC’s request for digital flexibility

Media | 01/26/2021 6:13 pm EST

The new digital initiatives from CBC/Radio-Canada like the English-language Gem and its French counterpart ICI Tou.tv have not yet shown themselves to be good enough to fulfill the broadcaster's mandate as a public service that fosters the development of Canadian programming, according to Public Interest Advocacy Centre general counsel John Lawford.  Speaking to CRTC commissioners Tuesday as part of the regulator's public hearings into the renewal of the CBC's license, Lawford said that exhibition requirements for Canadian content and programs of national interest should first be met on...