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Clear Sailing For The Ceeb… For Now


Speculation has run rampant that Stephen Harper’s majority Tory government would spell certain doom for Canada’s public broadcaster. In light of this fear, former (and presumably current) Heritage Minister James Moore has stepped in to assure Canadians that funding for the CBC will not be decreased.

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Journalistic Integrity To Be Euthanized In Canada

The credibility of television news is about to take a huge nosedive in the next of what seems like a series of astounding blunders from the CRTC. The Commission will soon allow Canadian news media to intentionally broadcast what is currently considered false or misleading information. And the deadline to oppose is this Wednesday. (UPDATE: Deadline for one of the submissions has been extended. More after the jump.)

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Sun TV News: “We Won’t Be Hypocrites”

Quebecor has officially withdrawn their request for cable and satellite services to be required to offer their highly publicized proposed service, Sun TV News. It seems likely that the company has finally realized the irony behind a right-wing news network seeking regulatory intervention to ensure its success.

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The Happenings With Sun TV News

UNNQuebecor’s plan to obfuscate their inability to operate a single English language local television station in Ontario by converting the failed Sun TV into a 24-hour right-wing news network has met with harsh resistance across Canada. As upsetting as the idea of Canadian news taking yet another step toward the event horizon of absolute sensationalism may be, there tends to be significant misunderstanding of what, exactly, is being opposed.

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