'Radio Canada International has just one mandate and that is to explain Canada to the world,' says former host Wojtek Gwiazda.
A former host at Radio Canada International, Wojtek Gwiazda is behind a push to reverse changes that he fears will hamper the international service in performing its mandate. Photograph courtesy of Wojtek Gwiazda
The decline of Canada’s international public broadcaster will affect the country’s output on the global stage, say former diplomats and a group opposing cuts to Radio Canada International.
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Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
‘I don’t need to hear from Chrystia Freeland … about their most recent budget for 90 minutes in order to understand the decision about prorogation,’ says NDP MP Daniel Blaikie of a Liberal-suggested compromise.