Archive for December 1st, 2006

Oda and Angus Spar over Fundraising

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda and NDP Critic Charlie Angus were back sparring over fundraising yesterday during Question Period in the House of Commons.  The exchange – in which Oda tries to make Angus' support the issue – went as follows: Angus: Given the regulatory free ride the broadcasters already […]

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December 1, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

The CBC and Civic Journalism

Earlier this year, I wrote the following about reforming the CBC: "the CBC can chart its own path by rethinking what it means to be a public broadcaster in the Internet era. Notwithstanding the importance of providing greater access to its content on all media platforms…the CBC would do well […]

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December 1, 2006 2 comments News

PIPEDA Hearings – Day 04 (B.C. Privacy Commissioner Loukidelis and Professor Val Steeves)

Wednesday's PIPEDA hearing featured B.C. Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis and University of Ottawa professor Val Steeves.  Commissioner Loukidelis went even further than the federal privacy commissioner in downplaying significant change.  Loukidelis downplayed his order making power (a last resort), security breach notification (more evidence on impact needed), and even the concerns associated with cross-border transfers to the U.S. (can always pick a different private sector company).  Professor Steeves highlighted the privacy challenges posed by new technologies and offered some specific reform recommendations.  Natalie Senst was in attendance on Wednesday afternoon and she filed the following report:

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December 1, 2006 1 comment News