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2014-10-26 16:20:48

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The CBC is saddened to announce its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end. This decision was not made without serious deliberation and careful consideration. Jian has made an immense contribution to the CBC and we wish him well. SOURCE CBC Communications

2014-10-23 20:28:49

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - CBC President Hubert Lacroix has shared more details about the corporate-wide job cuts he first announced in June. In a meeting with union leaders, Lacroix said the CBC will lose another 400 jobs by the end of March 2015 bringing the total number of jobs cut at CBC this fiscal year to 1057. There will be another 400 job cuts to come by March 2016. Lacroix further added that another 400 and possibly more jobs will be cut by 2020. Guild leaders will be...

2014-09-25 12:25:37

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - A proposal by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to mandate "pick-and-pay" television offerings for Canadians is deeply misguided, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Let the Market Decide: The Case Against Mandatory Pick-and-Pay," authors Lawson Hunter, Edward Iacobucci and Michael Trebilcock find that mandating consumers to be able to subscribe to pay and specialty services on a...

2014-09-04 12:26:02

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released information on the broadcasting sector from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. The latest edition of this annual report indicates that Canadians are watching television programming across multiple platforms. This resulted in a modest increase in the overall average number of weekly television viewing hours. In 2013, the time spent watching traditional...

2014-06-19 12:29:38

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud that its work is being recognized through the Public Service Awards of Excellence. CRTC employees will be honoured at a ceremony this fall for their creative and innovative work in the areas of Official Languages, Employment Equity and Diversity, and Policy. CRTC employees will receive an award in the Official Languages category for the high degree to which the use of...

2014-06-17 12:26:47

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, at a noon rally, union presidents representing employees of the public broadcaster called out to the 12 members of the CBC/Radio-Canada's board of directors to condemn the impending new cuts. "Since 2009, close to $450 M were cut from the CBC/RC's budget and over 2,000 jobs were lost. Without having been any public debate on its future, we are currently witnessing the slow smothering of a public utility that is essential to Canadians,...

2014-06-17 12:26:34

OTTAWA, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at noon in the front of the CBC building at 181 Queen street (Bank and O'Connor), the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) will hold a rally to urge CBC board members to take their role to heart as they deal with the current round of cuts announced in April, and possibly yet another round of cuts soon to be announced. The CMG is organising the rally in collaboration of other local and national organizations that support the national public broadcaster. "We want to...

2014-06-09 12:26:26

BANFF, AB, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Heather Conway, Executive-Vice President, CBC English Services announced today Sally Catto has been named General Manager of Programming for CBC Television. The announcement was made at the Banff World Media Festival. Catto's appointment is effective immediately. An extensive international search was conducted over several months. In making the announcement Conway commented, "The breadth of candidates we interviewed was most impressive but after...

2014-06-05 00:20:51

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Toronto Star has won the Excellence in Journalism Award in the large/national media category at the largest-ever 17(th) Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Awards. "In the finest traditions of investigative journalism, the Toronto Star fearlessly committed its journalistic resources to uncovering one of the most important ethical stories in recent political leadership, despite economic cost and some politically motivated criticism," says...

2014-05-25 08:20:39

TORONTO, May 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The broadcasting world has lost a giant and the CBC has lost one of its most esteemed and admired colleagues. Knowlton Nash passed away last night at the age of 86. He was a pioneer in the industry who inspired a generation of journalists to aspire to the high standards he set for himself. CBC's Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge followed in Nash's footsteps, assuming the anchor role for The National back in 1992. "Knowlton was unquestionably a...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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