Radio & Television

CBC cancels local TV newscasts (UPDATED); PEI premier demands federal government overturn the decision

By Steve Faguy TORONTO – In what it describes as "unprecedented times," CBC has decided to cancel local English TV newscasts in all markets except CBC North, replacing them with broadcasts from CBC News Network. In a memo to staff sent Wednesday signed by CBC executives Susan Marjetti (general manager of news, current affairs and local), Brodie Fenlon (editor-in-chief of CBC News) and Cathy Perry (executive director of current affairs, investigative and long-form journalism), CBC cites "fewer staff in the Toronto Broadcast Centre and much stricter newsgathering protocols" as the reason for the change, which will be temporary. CBC North...