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Roland Godefroy

Hallelujah: how an ignored Leonard Cohen song became a modern legend

What makes the song so powerful and why has it affected so many people around the world?

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Nov. 1

1847 Opera singer Emma Albani is born in Chambly, Quebec, a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century, she became the first Canadian singer to become an international star. 1949 Musician David Foster is born in Victoria. The prolific producer has won 16 Grammy Awards and worked with Canadian and international superstars […]

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 30

1869 The first issue of Canadian Illustrated News, the first periodical to reproduce a photograph, is published in Montreal. 1971 The Toronto Telegram publishes its final issue after 96 years. Until 1932, it was Toronto’s largest circulation newspaper. 1995 Quebec narrowly rejects separation in a refendum. The “No” side won by 50.6 per cent to […]

Popjournalism

CBC funding restored in new Liberal budget, $675 million over five years

After years of cutbacks, the CBC is getting a financial boost to "modernize and revitalize CBC/Radio Canada in the digital era."

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It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Todd van der Heyden

One of Canada’s rising news stars talks about anchoring the top-rated English newscast in Montreal and similarities to his favourite comic book alter-ego, Clark Kent