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Senator wants to amend Online Streaming Act to deal with CBC

Media | 09/28/2022 11:31 am EDT

A Prince Edward Island senator told his colleagues he wants to bring in a trio of amendments to the Online Streaming Act to deal with deficiencies he sees at CBC/Radio-Canada. Senator Percy Downe of the Canadian Senators Group was speaking Tuesday during debate on C-11....

Senator proposes Broadcasting Act amendment banning branded content on CBC

Media | 12/14/2020 5:39 pm EST

Prince Edward Island senator Percy Downe has announced that he will introduce an amendment that will prevent CBC/Radio-Canada from publishing or broadcasting sponsored content. Following on from recent controversies over the CBC’s branded content initiative, Tandem, Downe wrote in a Monday press release that such programs would damage the broadcaster’s reputation. “The issue of sponsored content … undermines trust in the CBC and creates the impression that if CBC News can’t be...