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Former CBC employees ask CRTC to investigate branded content

Media | 11/13/2020 5:44 pm EST

A group of former CBC employees have asked the CRTC to look into CBC/Radio-Canada sponsored content program Tandem. The Friday Part 1 application, which is not yet available on the regulator’s website, was signed by former anchor Peter Mansbridge, former CBC host and governor general Adrienne Clarkson, and former CBC president Robert Rabinovitch, among others. The group said in an accompanying press release that the Tandem program — which the public broadcaster put on “pause” in October — “blurs the lines between advertising and news, and marks a clear departure from the...