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International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Former Canadian diplomats call for a halt to changes at RCI

Forty-five former ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls general have called on the Canadian government to block the changes to Radio Canada International (RCI) set for April 1, 2021. Theirs is the second open letter to this effect. The first was »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Prominent Canadians call for a halt to changes at Radio Canada International

A former prime minister of Canada, a former ambassador to the UN and several other prominent Canadians have written an open letter calling for a stop to the changes at Radio Canada International set for April 1, 2021. The signatories »

Society

Report on corrupt immigration consultants wins top journalism prize

Reporter Kathy Tomlinson of the Globe and Mail newspaper has won the 2019 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. A team led by her investigated systematic exploitation of temporary workers and foreign students by immigration consultants and lawyers. The »

Politics, Society

Canada’s public broadcaster announces new cuts to Radio Canada International

Officials at CBC/Radio-Canada announced a fresh round of cuts at Radio Canada International (RCI) on Thursday as part of a “major transformation” of the beleaguered international service of Canada’s public broadcaster. A joint statement released by Radio-Canada executive vice-president Michel »

Arts & Entertainment, International

CBC partners with Australia, commits to more diversity

Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, has made an agreement with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to co-develop English-language drama, comedy, factual, children’s and podcast content. The three-year deal will also provide for future possibilities of co-financing and format sales of drama and »

Society

Free online program will teach English, French

The Canadian government has announced a plan to create a new online program to promote the learning of English and French as a second language. The program will cost $16 million and will be designed and implemented by the public »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Holocaust memoir wins book contest

A book in which a survivor describes his journey from a Nazi concentration camp to Canada has won a contest run by the public broadcaster, CBC. Called Canada Reads, the contest runs for five days during which five prominent people »

International, Society

Former RCI transmitter site – slow transformation

The former RCI transmitter site near Sackville New Brunswick, sold to a First Nations group, is now in the process of being absorbed into native reserve land and some as yet undetermined use. During the Second World War as Canada »

Politics, Society

‘Fake news’ label threatens journalism, threatens people: BBC chief

News organizations around the world are acting to foster trust and to fight accusations that they produce fake news. Misuse of the term fake news has become the weapon of choice of “repressive regimes,” said BBC Chief Tony Hall to »

Society

Fatal encounters with police analysed by CBC

Each year, about 30 people die at the hands of police in Canada, and the public broadcaster, CBC, has collected information to shed light on these fatal confrontations. There are several police services across Canada and no single official body »