The possibility of change to the CBC’s mandate is being considered as part of government's ongoing 'cultural toolkit' consultations.
From the left, iPolitics publisher James Baxter, Vice News' Justin Ling, CBC Hill bureau chief Rob Russo, Macleans Hill bureau chief John Geddes. Photographs courtesy of James Baxter and LinkedIn, and The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
As Hill news outlets continue to make cuts and struggle to find the right formula to succeed in the digital world, questions are being raised about the CBC’s impact on Canada’s media landscape.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.