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8 thoughts on “Media News Digest: CBC’s new CEO, Workopolis sold, Michèle Ouimet’s final column

  1. Michel Arpin

    In “At the CRTC” section you wrote that Louise Poirirer and myself had stated that Netflix should be regulated. That in not correct. Neither Louise Poirier nor myself have said that Netflix should be regulated, we both say that the CRTC should initiate a review of its new media order. The last review took place in 2009, lots of things have happened since that time. Generally, CRTC orders are reviewed every 5 years to determine if they are still applicable. We are now close to a decade since the last review.
    A second comment on this morning review. All the decisions made by the Conseil de presse du Québec that you have covered are decisions that concern non-members. Broadcasters are under the purview of the CBSC while Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec are not members, Quebecor has pulled at its media from the purview of the Conseil de presse more than a decade ago.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      Neither Louise Poirier nor myself have said that Netflix should be regulated, we both say that the CRTC should initiate a review of its new media order.

      Perhaps this is a matter of semantics, but I don’t see how both of you saying the new media exemption order is no longer justified is different from saying that new media broadcasters should be regulated. But I’ll include your comments in the post.

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    2. Fagstein Post author

      Quebecor’s lack of membership and refusal to participate in the Quebec press council is a good thing to remind people of (though in some cases the individuals targeted do respond and participate). But as the council notes, it doesn’t prevent it from ruling on such cases.

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    1. Fagstein Post author

      Anyone intervening on BellMedia acquisition hearing of Series+/Historia ?

      No interventions have been published yet by the CRTC. But the deadline is April 19.

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  2. Jim

    “Doug Ford is not going to have a bus for media during his provincial election campaign, which is unusual for politicians but kind of expected for a Ford.”

    WTF do you mean by that remark?

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