OTTAWA — Canada's public broadcaster is feeling the heat after its president declined to rule out the possibility of holiday bonuses this year, hours after announcing massive layoffs. CBC spokesperson Leon Mar confirmed Tuesday the public broadcaster won't be reconsidering the bonuses it would have paid under existing contracts. While the planned cuts were announced on Monday, the public broadcaster has not yet moved forward with laying off employees. But when asked whether it was an option to exempt the public broadcaster from overall spending cuts, Freeland skirted the question. However, Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge hinted last week that the federal government is open to limiting how much money the public broadcaster gets.
December 06, 2023 20:20 UTC
In 2021, Owner Tony Zacconi expanded his banquet hall business next door in Little italy to include a licensed market and restaurant. It came after the Ontario government began allowing restaurants to sell takeout alcohol with food orders to help them weather repeated COVID-19 lockdowns. While restaurants can still sell booze to go, groceries cannot unless food items occupy at least 10,000 square feet of retail floor space. WATCH | Hazy rules for takeout wine, beer:Début du widget Widget. Fin du widget Widget.
December 06, 2023 18:35 UTC
Humo De Tobaco — Alex Cuba Band (2004)In 2003, Cuba and his wife, Sarah, moved to her hometown of Smithers, BC. Said NPR of this self-titled release: “Cuba has cited Michael Jackson, funk and soul as major influences, and it shows here.”In 2011, Cuba won a BMI Latin Award for co-writing Nelly Furtado’s No. Healer was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Latin Pop category and won the Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album. Lo Único Constante was nominated for a Latin Grammy (Best Singer-Songwriter Album) and a Grammy (Best Latin Pop Album). After three previous nominations, this record won Cuba his first Grammy Award.
December 06, 2023 17:41 UTC
Police were called about a head-on crash Tuesday evening near Norris Arm. A 63-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. (CBC/Radio-Canada - image credit)Police are investigating a collision between two vehicles on the Trans-Canada Highway that left one man dead. The crash happened near Norris Arm, N.L., around 7 p.m. NT on Tuesday. A 63-year-old man, the lone occupant of the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene.
December 06, 2023 16:32 UTC
Marina Fischer, curator of the Numismatic Collection of the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary, was recently interviewed by CBC Radio. Loren McGinnis, the host of CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener, interviewed Fischer about the significance of the effigy of Canada’s new monarch, King Charles III, on Canadian coins. “I think this is an incredible time for us to witness,” Fischer said in the interview. “He truly managed to capture the feel of the person and I’ve seen this in his painted portraits,” Fischer said. “Generally when we look at money and coins, there are different ways how we value them.
December 06, 2023 14:35 UTC
Some say it should keep its news departments but shed itself of entertainment programing because others do it. The reasons for the cuts are attributed by CBC to declining TV ad revenue, rising production costs and the pandemic. While CBC has faced many cutbacks in funding over the years, the media in general are feeling the crunch. If we don’t weep for CBC, we should worry about the overall loss of media because our window on the world is closing. —Editor’s Note: This opinion piece reflects the views of its author, and does not necessarily represent the views of CFJC Today or Pattison Media.
December 06, 2023 14:02 UTC
The federal Liberals are voicing their support for the public broadcaster after it announced layoffs on Monday, but Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t weigh in on whether Ottawa will exempt it from across-the-board budget cuts. Freeland told reporters on Tuesday morning that the CBC and Radio-Canada cuts were “very sad news.”But when asked whether it was an option to exempt the public broadcaster from overall spending cuts, Freeland skirted the question. “Our government strongly supports Radio-Canada and CBC,” she said in French. Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation earlier this year reveal the public broadcaster has awarded $99 million in bonuses between 2015 and 2022. Despite the latest cuts, the public broadcaster’s president didn’t rule out more bonuses this year in an interview aired on CBC News’s The National on Monday night.
December 05, 2023 23:35 UTC
OTTAWA -Canada's public broadcaster is feeling the heat after its president declined to rule out the possibility of holiday bonuses this year, hours after announcing massive layoffs. CBC spokesperson Leon Mar confirmed Tuesday the public broadcaster won't be reconsidering the bonuses it would have paid under existing contracts. While the planned cuts were announced on Monday, the public broadcaster has not yet moved forward with laying off employees. But when asked whether it was an option to exempt the public broadcaster from overall spending cuts, Freeland skirted the question. However, Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge hinted last week that the federal government is open to limiting how much money the public broadcaster gets.
December 05, 2023 18:56 UTC
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December 05, 2023 14:43 UTC
Send this page to someone via emailThe CBC’s president says a round of layoffs and programming cuts the broadcaster announced this week could mean changes in what viewers see on television. Catherine Tait says slashing millions from the Crown corporation’s overall budget may mean fewer unscripted, factual or game shows. She says those kinds of content don’t fall under the broadcast regulator’s programs of national interest policy that CBC has to remain committed to. Story continues below advertisementBut Tait says some jobs and programming could be saved from the chopping block should the broadcaster’s revenues or funding improve. “We play an outsized role as a vehicle of cultural production and creative production in the country, and so if we are going to play that outsized role, we’re going to need an adjustment in our funding,” Tait says.
December 05, 2023 12:42 UTC
Major cuts at Canada’s public broadcaster as it looks to address a $125-million budget shortfall. CBC/Radio-Canada plans to cut 600 union and non-union positions over the next year. It will also eliminate about 200 positions that are currently vacant across the corporation. “CBC/Radio-Canada is not immune to the upheaval facing the Canadian media industry,” president and CEO Catherine Tait said in a news release. “We will have more details in the months ahead, but we are doing everything we can to minimize the impact of these measures.”
December 05, 2023 12:24 UTC
Local medical device maker ResMed is adjusting its executive leadership assignments and cutting back its workforce to accommodate a shift in strategy. The San Diego-based company is pushing to improve its current product marketing and digital health offerings for the future. Since the 1980s, ResMed has been a leader in health technology for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions. Urvashi Tyagi, ResMed’s chief technology officer since February 2022, will serve as an adviser into the new year and a consultant through next year. Part of this connects to a number of acquisitions in the digital health and respiratory care space that ResMed has made since 2021.
December 05, 2023 11:27 UTC
Coupes à Radio-Canada : « C’est énorme », dit le président du syndicat ÉMISSION ICI PREMIÈRE Le 15-18 Écouter l’audio (Coupes à Radio-Canada : « C’est énorme », dit le président du syndicat. CBC/Radio-Canada invoque d'ailleurs des facteurs structurels comme la diminution des revenus publicitaires à la télévision et la concurrence féroce des géants du numérique pour justifier ses compressions. Mais le gouvernement Legault et le Bloc québécois, notamment, s'opposent à ce que CBC/Radio-Canada touche ne serait-ce qu'une petite partie de cette somme. Il faut qu’il paie pour le journalisme au Canada, produit par le secteur public et par le secteur privé. Et pour la radio de CBC, ils ont aussi une performance très élevée.
December 05, 2023 02:13 UTC
Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada announced massive layoffs today across the organization that includes 600 jobs amounting to 10 per cent of its workforce. READ MORE: Massive layoffs expected to be announced by CBC/Radio-Canada today, another major blow to Canada’s media sectorOf the 600 eliminated jobs, 250 will be from the English-speaking CBC sector and 250 will be eliminated from the French-speaking Radio-Canada. “Since the beginning of our government in 2015, we’ve been there to support the public broadcaster. “This time again, we will work with the public broadcaster because we believe in the public broadcaster in making sure the service is available to all Canadians in all regions,” she said. Whatever your opinion on our public broadcaster, fewer working journalists is always bad for democracy.
December 04, 2023 23:32 UTC
Dec 4 (Reuters) - CBC/Radio-Canada said on Monday that it plans to cut about 600 union and non-union positions over the next year, as the national broadcaster implements cost-saving initiatives. The proposed job cuts will help manage about C$125 million ($92.32 million) in budget pressures forecast for the 2024–2025 fiscal year, the broadcaster said. CBC and Radio-Canada will each reduce about 250 jobs, while the remaining roles will be trimmed from the technology and infrastructure divisions. Additionally, about 200 presently vacant positions will be eliminated. Earlier this year, the broadcaster began implementing over C$25 million in discretionary cost reductions including travel, sponsorships, marketing and postponement of technology initiatives.
December 04, 2023 23:04 UTC