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Dasko seeks survey data from CBC in Senate

Media | 06/07/2024 7:24 pm EDT

Dasko seeks survey data from CBC in SenateAn Ontario senator is wondering why the Department of Canadian Heritage is looking at the future of CBC/Radio-Canada when consultations on the public broadcaster have already been done. In Thursday’s question period, Independent senator Donna Dasko asked what became of...

CBC committee needs more francophone minority participation, senator says

Media | 05/31/2024 2:33 pm EDT

Senators asked to champion net neutrality in comms laws reviewA senator from New Brunswick is upset with the advisory committee on modernizing CBC/Radio-Canada because it does not include any experts from francophone minority...

Housakos and Gold battle over CBC in Senate

Media | 05/30/2024 8:00 pm EDT

Chair of Senate committee studying C-11 defends his fundraising letter against the billConservative senator Leo Housakos continued his party’s attacks on CBC/Radio-Canada during the...

Éric Forest defends CBC to colleagues in Senate debate

Media | 05/29/2024 7:10 pm EDT

Éric Forest defends CBC to colleagues in Senate debateÉric Forest of the Independent Senators Group took to the floor of the Red...

Heritage Minister appoints CBC advisory committee

Media | 05/14/2024 5:00 pm EDT

Heritage Minister appoints CBC advisory committeeCanadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge announced Monday the appointment of the advisory committee...

CBC still facing scrutiny in both chambers of Parliament

Media | 05/10/2024 5:25 pm EDT

CBC still facing scrutiny in both chambers of ParliamentCBC/Radio-Canada continued to come under fire in Parliament Thursday. The...

Conservatives attack CBC in House and Senate

Media | 05/09/2024 12:11 pm EDT

Tories seek committee hearings on Rogers-Shaw dealThe Conservative Party launched attacks on CBC/Radio-Canada Wednesday after several days of the Bloc Québécois firing broadsides. The party used question period in both the House of Commons and the Senate to lambaste the public broadcaster. Opposition leader Pierre...

CBC’s finances improving, no more job cuts needed, Tait tells heritage committee

Media | 05/08/2024 8:02 pm EDT

CBC’s finances improving, no more job cuts needed, Tait tells heritage committeeCBC/Radio-Canada has significantly reduced its financial shortfall and will...

Sylvain Lafrance named chair of Telefilm Canada

Media | 05/08/2024 7:33 pm EDT

Sylvain Lafrance named chair of Telefilm CanadaSylvain Lafrance has been appointed the new chair of Telefilm Canada, effective Thursday. His term will...

Bloc continues to hammer CBC integration plans

Media | 05/06/2024 7:36 pm EDT

Big telecoms fight calls for an ‘ISP tax’, pitch new OTT rulesMonday the Bloc Québécois continued its assault on plans for CBC/Radio-Canada to merge some of its...

Bloc condemns reported integration of CBC English and French services

Internet and Governance | 05/03/2024 3:07 pm EDT

CBC board postings extendedThe Bloc Québécois has sounded the alarm after a report in La Presse that...

Budget finds money for CBC, public interest broadcasters

Media | 04/16/2024 11:05 pm EDT

Budget finds money for CBC, public interest broadcastersA group of public interest broadcasters is getting more money from the...

St-Onge appoints committee to look for new CBC president

Media | 03/01/2024 3:50 pm EST

St-Onge appoints committee to look for new CBC presidentMinister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge announced Friday an...

CBC and Canadian Media Guild reach tentative agreement

Media | 03/01/2024 3:25 pm EST

CBC board postings extendedCBC/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Media Guild have inked a tentative labour...

Trudeau says Bell decision to cut jobs is “garbage”; CNOC not surprised

telecom | 02/09/2024 5:07 pm EST

Committee’s ISP tax proposal a non-starter: PMReaction has been swift and condemnatory to the announcement Thursday by...

Bloc continues fight to counteract CBC job cuts

Media | 02/02/2024 4:25 pm EST

Bloc continues fight to counteract CBC job cutsThe Bloc Québécois is continuing to protest the job cuts at CBC/Radio-Canada announced last year. For the second day in a row, heritage critic Martin Champoux called on the government to reverse those layoffs. “A number of analysts believe that the cuts planned by CEO...

CBC to pay costs to Ontario after losing case before Supreme Court

Media | 02/02/2024 4:16 pm EST

CBC to pay costs to Ontario after losing case before Supreme CourtCBC/Radio Canada has been ordered to pay costs after it lost a case over...

Canadians won’t get consulted on new CBC mandate, St-Onge tells Prime Time conference

Media | 02/01/2024 2:50 pm EST

Canadians won’t get consulted on new CBC mandate, St-Onge tells Prime Time conferenceCanadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge said...

Attacks on CBC are concerning, says CMPA president at Prime Time conference

Media | 02/01/2024 12:35 pm EST

Attacks on CBC are concerning, says CMPA president at Prime Time conferenceOTTAWA, Ont. – No public institution, including Canada’s public...

BQ calls for support of CBC/Radio Canada and other media outlets

Media | 02/01/2024 12:29 pm EST

Lower your prices or else, Trudeau tells big telecom at debateThe Bloc Québécois is calling for CBC/Radio-Canada to have its funding...

Tait won’t rule out bonus pay for CBC’s top brass despite job cuts

Media | 01/30/2024 6:42 pm EST

Tait won’t rule out bonus pay for CBC’s top brass despite job cutsCBC-Radio Canada CEO Catherine Tait won’t say if she, or the public broadcaster’s top brass, will be getting their yearly bonuses at the end of March despite recently...

Supreme Court dismisses leaves to appeal in CBC, Samsung cases

Media | 01/11/2024 4:36 pm EST

Supreme Court to hear Telus’ appeal of CRTC access to public infrastructure decisionCBC/Radio-Canada will not be permitted to appeal a lower court’s ruling...

Tait attacked for taking trip to Australia as CBC cutbacks loom

Media | 12/13/2023 5:30 pm EST

Tait attacked for taking trip to Australia as CBC cutbacks loomCBC/Radio-Canada continued to come under fire in Parliament Tuesday with...

Ministers reluctant to endorse Catherine Tait’s leadership at CBC

Internet and Governance | 12/12/2023 3:04 pm EST

CBC calls for site-blocking provisions for ‘manipulated content’The current and past Minister of Canadian Heritage were loath to endorse...

St-Onge refuses to say if she will fire CBC president Catherine Tait

Media | 12/11/2023 1:19 pm EST

St-Onge refuses to say if she will fire CBC president Catherine TaitCanadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge would not take the bait when the...

St-Onge faces questioning on portfolio during Senate appearance

Media | 12/07/2023 5:03 pm EST

New Heritage Minister St-Onge promises to battle tech giantsCanadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge faced a barrage of questions...

Blanchet says CBC cuts at worst possible time

Internet and Governance | 12/06/2023 1:48 pm EST

Blanchet says CBC cuts at worst possible timeThe Bloc Québécois is continuing its fight against cutbacks at CBC/Radio-Canada. Tuesday in Question...

Job cuts reason enough for access to online platform contributions: CBC tells CRTC

Internet and Governance | 12/06/2023 9:18 am EST

Job cuts reason enough for access to online platform contributions: CBC tells CRTCGatineau, Que. - CBC/Radio-Canada's decision to slash 600 jobs and leave...

CBC announces 600 jobs cut, decrease in programming

Media | 12/04/2023 6:48 pm EST

CBC calls for site-blocking provisions for ‘manipulated content’Canada's public broadcaster is cutting 10 per cent of its workforce and slashing some programming to deal...

Tories continue attack on CBC over terrorism terminology

Media | 10/18/2023 5:06 pm EDT

Tories continue attack on CBC over terrorism terminologyThe Conservative Party continued its attack on CBC/Radio-Canada Tuesday with a resolution in a House of Commons committee and a question in the Senate. The matter began at the Commons Public Accounts committee when Tory deputy leader Melissa Lantsman made a motion to summon...

CRTC directs CBC to hold Indigenous consultation by March

Media | 09/20/2023 4:36 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe CRTC denied an application by CBC/Radio-Canada to delay consultations...

Tory convention takes aim at Streaming Act, CBC

Internet and Governance | 09/06/2023 4:29 pm EDT

Tories seek committee hearings on Rogers-Shaw dealDissatisfaction with the Online Streaming Act and defunding the CBC are among the resolutions being...

Blue Ant and marblemedia announce merger

Media | 08/10/2023 4:26 pm EDT

44.5% of under-30 households don’t have TV: reportBlue Ant Media and Marblemedia have decided to merge their operations into one firm, the companies said...

Olympics programming costs need to be excluded from CPE and PNI requirements: CBC

Media | 06/30/2023 5:09 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe CBC is requesting the CRTC amend its conditions of licence (COL), excluding programming expenditures from Olympic and Paralympic coverage in the calculation of its...

Court of Appeal directs CRTC to reconsider Radio-Canada N-word decision

Media | 06/09/2023 1:47 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyIn a Thursday ruling, the Federal Court of Appeal sided with Société...

Catherine Tait reappointed as president of CBC/Radio-Canada

Media | 06/01/2023 5:04 pm EDT

Catherine Tait reappointed as president of CBC/Radio-CanadaThe government has extended the term of Catherine Tait as president and CEO...

Newspaper men call for C-18 amendments; advocate passage of the bill

Internet and Governance | 05/30/2023 1:49 pm EDT

Newspaper men call for C-18 amendments; advocate passage of the billThe editors and executives of Canada's largest newspapers were on...

CBC gets support on consult delay request 

Media | 05/24/2023 5:33 pm EDT

CBC board postings extendedCBC/Radio-Canada has received several letters of support in its attempt to delay a mandated consultation...

CBC asked to prove claim of Indigenous ‘consultation fatigue’ by May 29

Media | 05/23/2023 12:23 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyIn a back-and-forth between CBC/Radio-Canada on when the broadcaster should...

CBC asks for more time for Indigenous consultation

Media | 04/20/2023 2:25 pm EDT

CBC board postings extendedCBC/Radio-Canada is asking the CRTC to give it more time before holding a required consultation with...

CBC funding absent in budget 2023; gov. cracking down on telecom fees

Internet and Governance | 03/28/2023 6:44 pm EDT

CBC funding absent in budget 2023; gov. cracking down on telecom feesPublic broadcasting advocacy group Friends is “frustrated” that the...

Supreme Court to hear appeal by CBC and other media

Media | 03/16/2023 2:14 pm EDT

Supreme Court to hear appeal by CBC and other mediaThursday the Supreme Court announced it was allowing an appeal by a group of media into the unsealing of...

Senators call for CBC to keep traditional broadcasting model

Media | 03/09/2023 2:22 pm EST

Senators call for CBC to keep traditional broadcasting modelMembers of the Senate are calling on the CBC/Radio-Canada to maintain its current broadcasting regime, saying it is necessary for those in areas with limited internet access.  On Feb. 7 CBC president and CEO Catherine Tait said in an interview with the Globe and Mail...

Bell and Telus being “difficult” in MVNO negotiation: PKP

Media | 02/23/2023 4:58 pm EST

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choiceQuebecor Inc.’s efforts to reach all wholesale and MVNO access agreements...

UPDATED: Senate passes C-11; Rodriguez expects C-11 to become law next week

Media | 02/02/2023 7:17 pm EST

UPDATED: Senate passes C-11; Rodriguez expects C-11 to become law next weekOTTAWA – The Senate officially adopted the Online Streaming Act, a year...

Senate committee completes work on Bill C-11

Media | 12/09/2022 5:15 pm EST

Senate committee completes work on Bill C-11The Senate committee studying the Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, officially completed its work after...

Heritage committee finishes clause-by-clause study of C-18

Media | 12/09/2022 5:03 pm EST

Heritage committee finishes clause-by-clause study of C-18The House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage finished...

CBC to stay in Bill C-18

Media | 12/06/2022 6:29 pm EST

CBC board postings extendedDespite concerns about CBC/Radio-Canada muscling private media out of competition for advertising dollars in the news sector, the House of Commons Heritage committee defeated a Conservative amendment and will keep the public broadcaster included in the Online News Act.  Under the act, also known as Bill C-18, CBC will still be able to bargain with tech platforms for remuneration after the Liberal MPs on the committee, with support from the Bloc Québécois, defeated the Conservative move to cut CBC out of the bill. ...

Facebook threatens to leave Canada, MP wants it to testify on C-18

Media | 10/25/2022 4:08 pm EDT

CRTC consulting on new radio stations in Northern OntarioOTTAWA–Meta Platforms Inc., parent company of Facebook, is so upset that...

Senator wants to amend Online Streaming Act to deal with CBC

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

Senator wants to amend Online Streaming Act to deal with CBCA Prince Edward Island senator told his colleagues he wants to bring in a...

CBC licence renewal sent back to CRTC for not meeting objective of Broadcasting Act

Media | 09/22/2022 5:28 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe federal government is sending the CRTC's renewal of...

Tories take aim at future of CBC in leadership race

Media | 08/29/2022 3:37 pm EDT

CBC board postings extendedThe CBC/ Radio-Canada’s English services may have a target on its back, depending on who wins the...

AG won’t fight CMPA’s application for leave to appeal CBC license 

Media | 08/11/2022 3:22 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe Attorney General of Canada will not make any representations for itself...

CMPA files petition to cabinet on CBC license 

Media | 08/08/2022 6:57 pm EDT

Broadcasters need mandated contributions: CMPAThe Canadian Media Producers Association, with support from parties across the television and film...

PIAC, pensioners want cabinet to overturn CRTC’s CBC licence renewal

Media | 08/05/2022 3:45 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe National Pensioners Federation and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

CRTC grants CBC flexibility for push to digital

Media | 06/22/2022 6:45 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe CRTC has granted a sweeping flexibility that paves the way for CBC/Radio-Canada to shift toward a focus on digital outputs and away from its linear programming.  Wednesday, the regulator released its long awaited decision on the renewal of the CBC's licence. In...

Canadian politicians condemn Russian shuttering of CBC Moscow bureau

Media | 05/19/2022 4:13 pm EDT

Election 2019: watch for price caps, Netflix regs, Huawei banCanadian politicians were quick to condemn Russia’s move to close the...

CBC license administratively renewed, full decision to come by late June 

Media | 03/29/2022 3:56 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe CRTC has issued an administrative renewal of CBC/Radio-Canada's...

Marla Boltman to head up Friends

Media | 02/02/2022 12:19 pm EST

Marla Boltman to head up FriendsFriends, formerly known as Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that Marla Boltman has...

Broadcasting Accessibility Fund award $371k to four projects

Media | 12/03/2021 4:57 pm EST

CBC board postings extendedThe Broadcasting Accessibility Fund is awarding some $371,000 to four new...

CRTC issues consultation for several broadcasting applications

Media | 10/05/2021 4:06 pm EDT

CRTC issues consultation for several broadcasting applicationsThe CRTC is holding a consultation to determine a series of applications from broadcasting licences for a national English-language news services and a community radio station in British Columbia as well as Cogeco Inc.  asset purchases from and Arsenal Media. Tuesday,...

Broadcasting regulation debate at electoral standstill as advocates, industry react

Media | 09/14/2021 7:16 pm EDT

Fast-track OTT review, clock ticking on CMF ‘top-up’: CMPAAccording to an advocacy group opposing restrictions on the internet,...

Singh says he’ll oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

Media | 09/10/2021 2:46 pm EDT

NDP to lobby government on foreign digital sales, ad taxesNDP leader Jagmeet Singh is the first party leader to explicitly oppose the proposed acquisition of Shaw...

The Wire Report’s guide to the 2021 federal election 

Media | 08/17/2021 2:35 pm EDT

The Wire Report's guide to the 2021 federal election After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally called Sunday for a...

Heritage launches consultation on digital platform revenue sharing for news sector

Media | 08/03/2021 6:03 pm EDT

Heritage launches consultation on digital platform revenue sharing for news sectorCanadian Heritage is seeking input on how best to compensate the news...

CRTC dismisses Quebecor complaint of CBC undue preference

Media | 08/03/2021 5:22 pm EDT

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: studyThe CRTC has ruled that the CBC/Radio-Canada is  not giving itself an...

CRTC reports drop in broadcast revenue for 2020

Media | 07/16/2021 5:38 pm EDT

Fast-track OTT review, clock ticking on CMF ‘top-up’: CMPAWith advertising revenues battered by the pandemic -- particularly the second half of the year -- the...

CRTC approves station’s local content exemptions for Olympics and license revocation

Media | 06/18/2021 4:38 pm EDT

CRTC approves station’s local content exemptions for Olympics and license revocationThe CRTC has approved an application from CBC...

CRTC report floats idea of Indigenous content quotas

Media | 03/25/2021 7:43 pm EDT

CRTC proposes code of conduct for ISPsThe CRTC has released the findings from its first phase in the development of a new Indigenous...

CBC seeks local content exemptions for Olympics

Media | 03/25/2021 5:09 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada is once again asking the CRTC to temporarily relieve it of its local programming and described video obligations for the period of this year’s Tokyo Olympics. In its part 1 application to the CRTC, posted March 24, the broadcaster said it will be putting out “ongoing coverage of the Games, which will disrupt the scheduling” of its local and described video content from July 21 to August 8, 2021. Among CBC/Radio Canada’s obligations are requirements that it airs described video for at least four hours per broadcast week — two hours of which must be new...

Tait again calls for digital flexibility

Media | 02/09/2021 4:30 pm EST

Tait again calls for digital flexibilityCBC/Radio-Canada president Catherine Tait doubled down on its request for greater flexibility to spend on...

CBC defends its digital switch, terms of trade reluctance

Media | 01/28/2021 6:01 pm EST

CBC calls for site-blocking provisions for ‘manipulated content’On the final day of three weeks of CRTC hearings into CBC/Radio-Canada's...

CMPA wants CRTC to stand firm on terms of trade with CBC

Media | 01/27/2021 6:13 pm EST

CMPA wants CRTC to stand firm on terms of trade with CBCThe Canadian Media Producers Association has called on the CRTC to force...

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...

Directors, writers demand CBC transparency on digital spending

Media | 01/25/2021 6:18 pm EST

To begin the third and final week of the CRTC's hearings on CBC/Radio-Canada's license renewal, organizations representing the directors and writers for Canada's film and television industry have endorsed a call for more transparency on the broadcaster’s digital expenditures.  "We are concerned about a lack of systemic and transparent reporting and public accountability on activities associated with their digital services," Directors' Guild of Canada national president Warren Sonoda told the CRTC Monday.  The DGC, Sonoda said, "joins other interveners in calling for the introduction...

Péladeau calls for CBC to be banned from advertising, charging for content

telecom | 01/19/2021 5:31 pm EST

Péladeau calls for CBC to be banned from advertising, charging for contentQuebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau has called on the CRTC to recentre...

Advocates call for end to digital media exemptions for CBC

Media | 01/18/2021 5:40 pm EST

Senate committee to look into issue of tax on foreign adsThe advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has called on the CRTC...

Tait defends Tandem initiative at CRTC hearing

telecom | 01/18/2021 11:20 am EST

CBC calls for site-blocking provisions for ‘manipulated content’On the final day of the first week of  CBC/Radio-Canada's license renewal hearing before the CRTC, CBC...

CBC explains decision to cut local broadcasts

telecom | 01/12/2021 7:16 pm EST

On the second day of the CRTC's hearings into the CBC/Radio-Canada license renewal, CBC executives detailed the lead up to the broadcaster’s much-criticized decision to cut local news broadcasts across the country in the early...

COVID impact on CBC not as significant as expected, Tait says

Media | 01/11/2021 6:20 pm EST

COVID impact on CBC not as significant as expected, Tait saysThe COVID-19 pandemic dropped CBC/Radio-Canada’s revenues by 11 per cent,...

CBC refuses to provide CRTC information about diversity of production staff

Media | 12/18/2020 2:59 pm EST

In the lead up to its license renewal hearings in January, CBC/Radio-Canada has declined to provide the CRTC with statistics about the diversity of its in-house production staff. Following a...

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...

CRTC says Tandem can be discussed at CBC licence renewal hearing

Media | 12/11/2020 4:49 pm EST

The CRTC will not open a new Part 1 or consultation in response to a letter from a number of ex-CBC/Radio-Canada employees criticizing the public broadcaster’s new branded content scheme, Tandem. ...

CBC employees pen open letter, petition gov. seeking CRTC investigation of branded content

Media | 12/09/2020 5:38 pm EST

CBC board postings extendedImpatient with the progress of a month-old Part 1 application at the CRTC, a group of some 500 current and former CBC/Radio-Canada employees have authored an "Open Letter to...

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...

CRTC asks CBC to provide info about diversity of its production staff

Media | 11/11/2020 4:39 pm EST

In anticipation of CBC/Radio-Canada’s January license renewal hearings, the CRTC has requested that the broadcaster collect file information about staff diversity on its productions. In a letter...

CBC putting branded content initiative on ‘pause’

Media | 10/07/2020 11:08 am EDT

CBC putting branded content initiative on ‘pause’The branded content initiative launched by CBC/Radio-Canada last month has been put on hiatus while the...

Broadcasters sign up to BIPOC hiring directory

telecom | 10/05/2020 6:41 pm EDT

Canada’s largest broadcasters have committed to making the use of a Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) hiring database a prerequisite to giving original productions the green light.  The broadcasters are...

Back to Parliament: your (pandemic) preview

Media | 09/22/2020 12:43 pm EDT

TrudeuCabinetRetreat2020Given the precarious situation around the now-escalating COVID-19 pandemic, what will actually be included in Wednesday’s speech from the throne, and in the government’s priorities in the following weeks, is more uncertain than ever. With a day to go, even the details of...

Broadcasting sector reacts to O’Toole victory

Media | 08/24/2020 6:19 pm EDT

Broadcasting sector reacts to O'Toole victoryThe election of Erin O'Toole as federal opposition leader late Sunday night makes "the threat of CBC...

New date set for CBC licence renewal hearing

Media | 06/23/2020 11:45 am EDT

CBC board postings extendedThe CRTC has renewed CBC/Radio-Canada’s license for a year until September 2021, and delayed the...

CBC board gets two new directors

Media | 06/05/2020 4:58 pm EDT

The federal government has appointed two individuals to the board of directors of CBC/Radio-Canada. Sandra Mason and Bill Tam will join the board for five-year terms, according to a Thursday press release from Canadian...

Change CAVCO system to highlight Canadian culture, former CBC VP says

Media | 05/28/2020 5:22 pm EDT

Canada should follow Britain’s lead and change the system it uses to classify productions as Canadian content, Richard Stursberg, former head of CBC/Radio-Canada’s English services, said at a...

Watchdog Friends calls for emergency media fund

Media | 04/06/2020 2:43 pm EDT

Senate committee to look into issue of tax on foreign ads Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has urged the federal government to help prominent media outlets facing...

CBC suspends local newscasts during COVID-19 pandemic

Media | 03/19/2020 4:28 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada has temporarily suspended its English-language local TV newscasts in all locations bar the North, as it opts to consolidate programming into one national news program during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...

O’Toole calls for deep CBC cuts

Media | 02/14/2020 5:54 pm EST

Conservative Party leadership hopeful Erin O’Toole has called for CBC/Radio-Canada’s funding for its digital and english-language television department to be slashed, declaring the national broadcaster is “stuck in the...

BTLR panelist ‘optimistic’ about CBC funding

Media | 01/30/2020 6:12 pm EST

BTLR panelist ‘optimistic’ about CBC fundingOTTAWA —  Whether or not CBC/Radio-Canada can move away from advertising revenue is a “political...

Guilbeault promises BTLR legislation in ‘months’

Media | 01/30/2020 12:53 pm EST

Guilbeault promises BTLR legislation in ‘months’OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says his government will introduce legislation to implement some of the recommendations from the expert panel reviewing Canada’s communications legislation in the coming months, and could order the CRTC to take action on new...