Dear CBC: Time For Balconville

Dear CBC, While many areas of the country take the first tentative steps in reopening during the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic, the ‘Stay at Home’ edict is still deemed to be the best way to stem the spread of the virus. People who would have traveled will be unable to do so. Those who preferContinue reading “Dear CBC: Time For Balconville”

Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Bound; CBC Hones Bias

There won’t be any need for Viagra or Cialis in Toronto today. The beloved Maple Leafs have secured a spot in the National Hockey League playoffs. This will have the folks at the CBC in absolute raptures as post-season play returns to Canada’s largest hockey market. Big audiences mean big bucks. I am happy thatContinue reading “Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Bound; CBC Hones Bias”

Why I Should Succeed Peter Mansbridge as CBC Anchor

Dear Members of the CBC Anchor Search Committee, In light of Peter Mansbridge’s recent announcement that he will be stepping down from the anchor’s chair on The National I began pondering who would be a suitable person to take over. I won’t say replacement as Mr. Mansbridge is irreplaceable. After significant consideration it dawned onContinue reading “Why I Should Succeed Peter Mansbridge as CBC Anchor”

Rio Olympics Coverage: Kudos to CBC Et al.

The Rio 2016 Olympics are now in the history books. The horrors that some feared would befall the games did not, thankfully, seem to materialize. I am a big fan of the Olympics for several reasons but primarily because they give me an opportunity to see sports that I rarely see other than during theContinue reading “Rio Olympics Coverage: Kudos to CBC Et al.”

Trumpugees: News From the Not Too Distant Future

Click on the image below for news from the not too distant future! DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and anContinue reading “Trumpugees: News From the Not Too Distant Future”

CBC Fires Jian Ghomeshi Based On “Information”

Let me begin by stating that when it comes to Jian Ghomeshi as a radio host, I can take him or leave him. I’m neither an adoring fan, nor do I have an axe to grind with the former host of CBC’s Q, a program Ghomeshi is credited with co-creating. Like children in a schoolyardContinue reading “CBC Fires Jian Ghomeshi Based On “Information””

‘CBC Your News’ Rejects Terry Fox Fundraiser’s Story for ‘Unknown Reasons’

Writers get rejections all the time – or so I’m told, I of course have never tasted the bitter sting …sorry, got carried away there. But this one has me flummoxed. Recently I blogged about a man who has been raising money for various causes by running. His name is Carl Andersen and he isContinue reading “‘CBC Your News’ Rejects Terry Fox Fundraiser’s Story for ‘Unknown Reasons’”

CBC Cuts Prompt Resignations; Your Move Mr. Mansbridge

When it comes to symbols, the ultimate CBC figure is long-time national news broadcast anchor and senior correspondent Peter Mansbridge. Will he stay mum, or take action? Your move Mr. Mansbridge! The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, or CBC, is currently trying to deal with severe budget cuts that, once implemented, will lead to many employees losingContinue reading “CBC Cuts Prompt Resignations; Your Move Mr. Mansbridge”

Phil Robertson and Hockey Day in Canada

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Phil Robertson and Hockey Day in Canada”

Sir Paul McCartney dances with who brung him!

Last night the CBC ran an interview with Sir Paul McCartney, Rendezvous with Paul McCartney, that  included not only a sit-down chat with Genevieve Borne, but also some video of his backstage pre-performance rituals. I’ve seen several interviews over the years with Sir Paul and often found him to be just a wee bit full of himself.Continue reading “Sir Paul McCartney dances with who brung him!”