Monday, June 6, 2016

Problem facing Canadian media goes beyond loss of Canada AM

Wade Rowland writes:
"Bell Media's brusque announcement that it is killing Canada AM represents more than the loss of a morning news and current affairs program with a 40-year legacy. It is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest.
"It may come as a surprise to some readers that in law and regulation, the federal government continues to regard the entire Canadian broadcasting system as a public service-oriented enterprise. Under the current "Broadcasting Act, responsibility for providing citizens with quality news, information, and entertainment is shared between private industry and our public broadcaster, CBC/Radio-Canada, both of which are heavily subsidized."

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