CBC Cuts Produce — Surprise! — Good Programming

It couldn’t have come at a better time. Right after the brutal $115-million budget cut — while its enemies bash it for opacity and profligacy and its friends laud it as sacred Canadiana — the network has a triumphant evening. As evidence, I offer two of the CBC News department’s most venerable programs —Marketplace and […]

CBC Got Its Mojo Back at NDP Convention

Saturday was incredibly important for the CBC. Next Thursday — only five days from now — the Conservative government brings down a budget expected to cut up to $160-million out of the Mother Corp’s much-battered budget. Covering the NDP’s leadership convention well or badly won’t influence the CBC-haters who want more than just budget cuts. […]