September 30, 2016

More media layoffs, while the CBC keeps hiring. That’s no coincidence.

Rebel Staff

Big news today from Rogers Media: Their magazines Canadian Business and MoneySense are ending their print editions. Maclean’s will now be printed just once a month.

A group of 146 newspapers in Quebec are looking for a bail-out from the government.

The Toronto Star says they used to have 470 reporters. Now they have just 170. The Globe, the Post, all are cutting back.

And every news article I’ve referred to in the last five minutes except one all came from one source: the CBC.

How can anyone compete with the CBC, that gets a $1.2 billion a year taxpayer hand-out. Now that everything’s merging on the Internet, the CBC just destroys everything in its path — even though the Broadcasting Act, that creates the CBC, does not extend to the Internet.

Today, more than 50 per cent of working journalists in Canada work for the CBC. I’ll show you their hiring page. New journalists being snapped by the CBC, with your tax dollars.

And the tax dollars paid by Rogers. And the Star. And all their other private sector competitors…

NEXT: Broadcaster Dave Rutherford talks about the Notley NDP’s carbon taxes, and the minimum wage increase that goes into effect tomorrow. Meanwhile, more candidates have entered the Conservative Party leadership, but only Kenney is the unity candidate.

THEN:'s Candice Malcolm joins me to discuss plans by the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to spend as much as $250,000 for new studies on how best to integrate Syrian refugees into their new community.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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