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Full list of nominations announced by the National Newspaper Awards

The National Newspaper Awards have announced finalists for their annual journalism honours, which include four nominations for the national news agency The Canadian Press. Here’s look at all the categories and the nominees:  Arts and Entertainment: Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail, for her stories on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s celebrated Group of Seven oil sketches […]

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CBC head Catherine Tait won’t rule out accepting a bonus amid widespread cuts

The president of CBC and Radio-Canada signalled Tuesday that she will recommend bonuses are rolled out to executives this year, despite plans to cut 10 per cent of the national broadcaster’s workforce.  Catherine Tait told the House of Commons heritage committee that it’s ultimately up to the board of directors to determine who gets bonuses, […]

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CBC considering ‘all possible measures’ in wake of concerns over cuts, exec bonuses

OTTAWA — Top CBC executives said Friday they are considering options to manage the broadcaster’s financial pressures, including taking a look at “senior executive compensation,” following plans to slash 10 per cent of the public broadcaster’s workforce. CBC/Radio-Canada head Catherine Tait and seven vice-presidents released a brief statement that afternoon, after MPs of different political […]

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CBC head Catherine Tait summoned to committee over job cuts, executive bonuses

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament have called CBC president Catherine Tait to testify about her announcement the public broadcaster would cut 10 per cent of its workforce, while not ruling out bonuses for executives. The House of Commons heritage committee unanimously agreed on Thursday to have the president of the public broadcaster address the cuts […]

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Transparency Fosters Trust

Freedom-of-information or access-to-information laws are not something that the average person thinks about every day, but they are a part of laws in every province and territory in the country and are designed to give people the right to obtain records from public institutions. Having access to the information they need to make informed decisions […]

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CBC mainly remains off X, citing low traffic six months after scaling back presence

OTTAWA — Six months after the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Radio-Canada scaled back its use of the social media site X, the public broadcaster says it will mostly remain off the platform formerly known as Twitter because it doesn’t bring in a lot of traffic. Leon Mar, a spokesperson for the public broadcaster, said CBC’s […]

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TikTok denies it’s controlled by China as exec faces Canadian MPs over security fears

OTTAWA — A TikTok executive faced off on Wednesday with Canadian lawmakers who have concerns that data from the app could end up in the hands of the Chinese government. Steve de Eyre, director of public policy and government affairs for TikTok Canada, said at a House of Commons committee meeting that the video-sharing app […]

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EU asks Musk’s X for information on hate speech and ‘illegal content’ related to Israel Hamas war

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission on Thursday made a formal, legally binding request for information from Elon Musk’s social media platform X over its handling of hate speech, misinformation and violent terrorist content related to the Israel-Hamas war. It is the first step in what could become the EU’s inaugural investigation under the Digital […]

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‘Addictive’ social media feeds that keep children online targeted by New York lawmakers

New York would restrict the way online platforms like Instagram and YouTube can collect and share children’s personal information and let parents keep their kids from being bombarded by “addictive” feeds from accounts they don’t follow, under legislation proposed Wednesday. The bills offered by state leaders are aimed at protecting young people from features designed […]

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Kansas police chief who led raid on small weekly newspaper has resigned, official says

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The police chief who led an August raid on a small weekly newspaper in central Kansas resigned Monday, just days after he was suspended from his post and following the release of body camera video of the raid showing an officer searching the desk of a reporter investigating the chief’s past. […]

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Federal Court of Appeal rules against Google in privacy law case

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by Google to overturn a decision that found the company’s search engine is covered by Canada’s privacy law, marking another victory for people seeking a digital “right to be forgotten.” The court ruled Friday in a 2-1 decision to uphold a 2021 decision by […]

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The police chief who led a raid of a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended

The police chief who led a highly criticized raid of a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended, the mayor confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday. Marion Mayor Dave Mayfield in a text said he suspended Chief Gideon Cody on Thursday. He declined to discuss his decision further and did not say whether Cody was […]

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