Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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‘Speaking of doom …’

A final cheery thought for tonight. Excerpts from John Ibbitson’s column on whether the Obama administration’s economic policies could make the current crisis worse. From the March 25 Globe and Mail: We could be entering a future that none of us wants to face, a future in which we will be much poorer, a future in which we […]

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Ontario's future economy and the 2009 budget

Here's a feature I wrote for ctvtoronto.ca: The budget's test? What it will do for the future

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Indian editor shot to death

From the BBC: Unidentified gunmen have shot dead the editor of a newspaper in India's north-eastern Assam state, police say. Anil Mazumder, editor of the Assamese daily Aji (Today), was attacked by armed men when he was returning home in the state capital, Guwahati, they said. The attackers who came in a car shot at […]

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CBC to cut 800 jobs

Pain announcement day at the CBC. :( From CBC.ca: The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. plans to cut up to 800 jobs as part of its strategy to make up for a $171 million shortfall in 2009-10. CBC president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix announced the layoffs Wednesday in a broadcast to employees. He said the public […]

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