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 […]

Here’s How the CBC can Survive the Cuts

  Date — Thursday, March 29, 2012 Subject — Open letter to the CBC president and CEO after the government budget announced this afternoon. Dear President Lacroix, By now, you know most of the gory details of the damage. Ten per cent cut to the CBC. Blood on the floor. From some, wails of anguish. […]

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. […]