Is it time to lay Cancon to rest?

Ali Nasser Virji I’m not willing to divulge the exact number of leisure hours Netflix managed to exact from me in 2015. It’s high. My roommates and I do not pay for cable; it’s unlikely that we ever will. We’re not alone. In technical terms, we may be part of an ill-tracked group known as […]

Weakening the CBC Means Weakening Our Society

Brent Jolly As a child growing up in the shadow of the big city of Toronto, it might sound slightly disingenuous, even somewhat contrite, for me to speak of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a common thread that weaves together the rich, diverse tapestry of the Canadian experience. However, in a time when Canadian […]

A Canadian Voice that Deserves More than Status Quo

Senator Hugh Segal  The challenge of shaping tomorrow’s CBC is, in some ways, the challenge of Canadian excellence and how to advance it in a competitive and digital world.  If the CBC was the answer back when the R.B. Bennett Tory government created it many decades ago, what was the question?  And, what is the […]

The Massey Report: Seeking Unity in a Culture of Differences

This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium is co-hosted by Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and explores the oft-overlooked subject of public policy in the arts. In the week leading up to the March 26-27 event, the PPGR will be featuring writing on the subject of the arts, cultural policy, and the ‘soft’ power of […]

The CBC: Painting a Picture as Immense as Canada

This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium is co-hosted by Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and explores the oft-overlooked subject of public policy in the arts. In the week leading up to the March 26-27 event, the PPGR will be featuring writing on the subject of the arts, cultural policy, and the […]

Can the CBC Serve as a Platform for Aboriginal Issues?

This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium is co-hosted by Massey College and the School of Public Policy and Governance, and explores the oft-overlooked subject of public policy in the arts. In the week leading up to the March 26-27 event, the PPGR will be featuring writing on the subject of the arts, cultural policy, and the […]