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Media Monitor — 2002

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Dec 24, 2002 — Vancouver Province

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Ian Morrison believes CRTC needs to revisit television policy

Dec 17, 2002 — Canadian Press

Too many channels, too few viewers: not the best of years for Canadian TV

Friends believes CRTC must require broadcasters to produce Canadian drama

Dec 6, 2002 — The Brunswickan

Camp Award links media to democracy by Sean Patrick Sullivan

Dalton Camp Award will encourage young people to think about the link between journalism and democracy

Dec 6, 2002 — Canadian Press

Broadcasting group launches award

Dalton Camp Award will encourage young people to think about the link between journalism and democracy

Dec 6, 2002 — Fredericton Daily Gleaner

Prize honours journalist by Richard Duplain

Dalton Camp Award will encourage young people to think about the link between journalism and democracy

Nov 29, 2002 — National Post

Remove foreign ownership limits: cable firms by Ian Jack

Friends believes relaxing cable foreign ownership restrictions will hurt Canadian content, disadvantage ordinary Canadians

Nov 29, 2002 — Globe & Mail

Cable chiefs want rules scrapped by Simon Tuck

Friends believes poor investment decisions, not lack of foreign capital, are behind cable companies’ financial woes

Nov 27, 2002 — Vancouver Sun

Executives defend cross-media ownership by James Baxter

Friends believes limiting cross-ownership is the only way to maintain journalists’ independence

Nov 19, 2002 — Sudbury Northern Life

Watchdogs not happy about radio marriage

Friends believes business arrangement between Rogers, Newcap contravenes CRTC policy

Sep 25, 2002 — CBC News

Jane Chalmers appointed VP of CBC Radio

Friends is wary of potential integration of CBC television, radio

Sep 20, 2002 — The Telegram

CBC must reflect province, execs told by Will Hilliard

Friends’ report, Newfoundland public ask CBC for more local programming

Sep 4, 2002 — Grande Prairie Herald Tribune

An expensive back yard (editorial)

Despite results of Friends’ poll, more funding for CBC local television is unnecessary

Aug 31, 2002 — Victoria Times Colonist

Supporters cite poll to back call for CBC changes

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 30, 2002 — Globe & Mail

Anderson jet-lagged, group says by James Adams

Friends belives David Anderson didn’t intend to suggest his department receive more funding than CBC

Aug 30, 2002 — Edmonton Journal

Lobby group calls for boost in CBC funding

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 30, 2002 — Ottawa Citizen

Canadians' national pride rising: poll by Tony Atherton

Friends’ poll indicates Canadians have high degree of nationalism, confidence in CBC

Aug 29, 2002 — Globe & Mail

Make CBC stronger in regions: poll

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — Toronto Star

Majority feel CBC vital to cultural identity: poll by Graham Fraser

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — Broadcast News

CBC Survey

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — Canadian Press

Lobby group wants Ottawa to give CBC $250 million more annually, cites poll

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — CBC News

CBC needs more regional programming: survey

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Aug 29, 2002 — Grande Prairie Herald Tribune

Poll backs CBC getting $250M more a year from Ottawa by Stephen Thorne

Friends calls for increased CBC funding after poll indicates Canadians want better local television

Jun 1, 2002 — National Post

The battle for the city's airwaves by Gillian Cosgrove

Legal fight for control of Toronto’s newest TV station parallels upcoming Liberal leadership race.

May 30, 2002 — Globe & Mail

TV licence a dilemma for Copps by Hugh Winsor

Legal fight for control of Toronto’s newest TV station parallels upcoming Liberal leadership race.

May 28, 2002 — Toronto Star

Political meddling claimed in TV licence appeal by Graham Fraser

Legal fight for control of Toronto’s newest TV station parallels upcoming Liberal leadership race.

May 17, 2002 — Winnipeg Free Press

View from West travelled from Toronto [Letter to the Editor] by Geoffrey Elliot, Vice-president, Corporate Affairs, CanWest Global Communications Corp

CanWest claims Friends statistics are incorrect, and CBC creates less viewing of Canadian programs than Global does.

May 16, 2002 — Winnipeg Free Press

CanWest hypocritical in attack on CBC by Maggie Siggins

Private broadcasters demand subsidies and concessions without producing a corresponding increase in Canadian programming

Mar 22, 2002 — Ottawa Citizen

Broadcasters want to air prescription drug ads by Chris Cobb

Private broadcasters seek extra revenue they say they’ll direct towards Canadian programming

Mar 21, 2002 — Canadian Press

Private broadcasters want rebates, rule changes to help fund Canadian content by Jim Brown

Private broadcasters seek extra revenue they say they’ll direct towards Canadian programming

Mar 16, 2002 — Toronto Star

Taking aim at the CBC by Antonia Zerbisias

Critics who claim the CBC is irrelevant ignore its essential functions

Mar 5, 2002 — National Post

Liberal MP asks for poll to gauge CBC support by Jane Taber

MP believes only “elites” watch CBC, wants poll to find out who supports public broadcaster

Mar 3, 2002 — Toronto Star

The Last Chapter is a very scary ride by Antonia Zerbisias

While Global’s new miniseries The Last Chapter is an excellent drama, its reality fare is poor Canadian content.

Mar 2, 2002 — Canadian Press

CBC should narrow program focus: Asper

Leonard Asper says Canada’s TV regulations should be changed to increase broadcasters’ financial clout, restrict CBC to public-service programming

Mar 2, 2002 — National Post

CanWest seeks new television landscape by Les Perreaux

Leonard Asper says Canada’s TV regulations should be changed to increase broadcasters’ financial clout, restrict CBC to public-service programming

Mar 1, 2002 — Winnipeg Free Press

Asper takes aim at broadcasting act by Paul Samyn

Leonard Asper says Canada’s TV regulations should be changed to increase broadcasters’ financial clout, restrict CBC to public-service programming

Feb 21, 2002 — National Post

Couture lands in Asper-Lantos suit by Barbara Shecter

Media consultant and former Steering Committee member Pauline Couture named as speechwriter in lawsuit filed by Izzy Asper

Feb 18, 2002 — Playback

Watchdog call for halt to broadcaster political contributions

Friends releases report documenting and opposing political contributions by broadcasters

Feb 10, 2002 — Calgary Herald

Elitist TV?

Commons committee should take a serious look at necessity of CBC

Feb 5, 2002 — Hollywood Reporter

Canada group urges ban on broadcaster political gifts by Etan Vlessing

Friends releases report documenting and opposing political contributions by broadcasters

Feb 4, 2002 — Toronto Star

Broadcast firms big political donors by Graham Fraser

Friends releases report documenting and opposing political contributions by broadcasters

Feb 2, 2002 — National Post

The great unwatched

The CBC is an expensive specialty service with a low audience share and should be closed for good

Feb 2, 2002 — Canadian Press

CBC says former executive who wants TV service shut down is out of touch by John McKay

Former Radio Canada International director says CBC has become specialty service, should be shut down and redesigned

Jan 26, 2002 — Globe & Mail

So Izzy really happy? by James Adams

Izzy Asper has recently had to contend with disagreements regarding “minitorials” on Global National, as well as a defamation suit

Jan 22, 2002 — Hollywood Reporter

Local antihero by Etan Vlessing

Ian Morrison doesn’t mind making adversaries while lobbying for Canadian content

Jan 2, 2002 — Globe & Mail

Nationwide opinions by Ian Morrison (Letter to the Editor)

The CRTC did not approve CanWest’s takeover of the Southam chain because that is not in its mandate