Category Archives: CBC

Theodore Tugboat leads CBC suicide mission

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single-source, puff piece in today’s Halifax Chronicle-Herald says Andrew Cochran, senior managing director for CBC in Atlantic Canada, is heading to Toronto to spearhead the public broadcaster’s five-year suicide mission named “Strategy 2020.” The Herald actually calls it a “survival plan,” … Continue reading

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Occupation? What Occupation?

CBC fails to question Canadian gov’t line on Israel/Gaza

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ason Kenney, a senior minister in Canada’s Conservative government, delivered a ringing defence of Israel’s latest attacks on Gaza during the July 19th edition of the CBC Radio program, The House, while guest host Rosemary Barton listened politely. I suppose … Continue reading

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Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

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ne of Canada’s enduring myths is that the Conservatives created the CBC. Historian P.B. Waite asserts it in his 2012 book, In Search of R.B. Bennett, a biography of the Depression-era Conservative prime minister who definitely did not create the CBC. John … Continue reading

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Conservatives didn’t create the CBC, damn it

But they just might destroy it

Trudeau kowtows to Tricky Dick; Chomsky on secrecy & power

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he revelation that Pierre Trudeau phoned Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal to offer warm support is interesting news, but it’s not especially surprising. Canadian prime ministers often suck up to their masters in Washington, although they … Continue reading

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Trudeau kowtows to Tricky Dick; Chomsky on secrecy & power

How not to interview: CBC host gives another lesson

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isteners to CBC Radio’s Information Morning in Nova Scotia are getting a well-deserved break as veteran host Don Connolly begins his summer vacation. Connolly is notable in the interviewing trade for shining the spotlight on himself and for his habit of … Continue reading

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CBC Nova Scotia promotes food banks as hunger continues to grow

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could hardly believe my ears as I listened to a CBC Radio interview with Nick Saul on May 14th. He’s co-author of a book that argues traditional food banks may be doing more harm than good. Yet here he was … Continue reading

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CBC Nova Scotia promotes food banks as hunger continues to grow