FRIENDS in the News
News Articles About FRIENDS
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has been supporting Canadian content and making news for many years now. An archive of articles about our organization can be found below.
Followers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have an opportunity to share their input with local politicians.
Columnist says other Canadian TV channels and radio services do not get the kind of money that flows into the CBC year after year, mostly producing dreadful, dull, preachy, biased or unfunny television that almost no one watches.
FRIENDS says following the Senate Committee's recommendations would render the CBC as nothing more than a “transmitter of programs that are conceived and thought up by private interests.”
FRIENDS says the Senate Report is all about paring back both the CBC’s scope and budget, and putting it on a shakier footing.
Among the report’s twenty-two recommendations, it suggests the CBC should explore “alternative funding models” and additional ways to generate revenue to “minimize the Corporation’s dependence on government appropriations,” and it calls on the CBC to disclose financial information about contracts and salaries.
On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our "We Vote CBC" booth.
Columnist says Peterborough has been chosen as one of twenty riding’s to join a national campaign to save the CBC.
Paul Almond was a long-time and strong supporter of the work of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
The local Peterborough chapter of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is ramping up its efforts to put the future of the CBC onto the federal-election agenda.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will host the public showing of Justin Trudeau’s webcast interview on the federal Liberal Party’s policies and vision for the CBC on April 15.
FRIENDS Steering Committee member says the CBC board should be speaking out, but "the president serves at the pleasure of the prime minister, rather than at the pleasure of the board."
You’ll get more options, but you might not pay less when it’s all said and done, chairman warns by Sadiya Ansari and Raju Mudhar
FRIENDS is concerned about the impact pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
FRIENDS is concerned about the effect pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.
FRIENDS says the CRTC is rolling the dice on the future of an industry that is crucial to Canada’s cultural sovereignty and generates more than $15 billion in revenue and 66,000 jobs.
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of a CRTC decision to relax Canadian Content requirements on television.
The country's broadcast regulator is planning to significantly ease rules governing Canadian content on TV -- in hope of boosting the quality of local programming.
Columnist takes issue with FRIENDS' goal of making greater funding for the CBC a campaign issue in the upcoming federal election.
The group is called We Vote CBC - Peterborough, and it is a local offshoot of a national campaign to make CBC funding an issue in the forthcoming federal election.
The new group We Vote CBC – Peterborough, formed last year after a visit from FRIENDS.
Green party leader Elizabeth May will talk about what she would do with the CBC if she was prime minister at an upcoming Burnaby event, hosted by FRIENDS.
FRIENDS says all major Canadian TV networks and station owners—Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers, and Shaw—will not run Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that poked fun at Stephen Harper's "hostile agenda" for the CBC.
FRIENDS says the ads the networks do not want Canadians to see are meant to hold the Harper government to account for the damage it has done to public broadcasting in Canada.
FRIENDS says no major TV station owners in Canada are willing to run an ad it has produced criticizing the Harper government for its approach to the CBC.
‘Pandering to public': CRTC makes way for U.S. Super Bowl ads on Canadian TV, starting in 2017 by Christina Pellegrini
FRIENDS says CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais is displaying a lack of leadership by pandering to public opinion and the sentiments of the Harper government while avoiding some very serious problems.
FRIENDS says at the end of the day, CBC is cutting back on what is most important to Canadians -- local news content.
The CBC refused to run ads produced by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, which criticized the Harper government on a range of issues in a fair, factual and forceful way.
Columnist says many thousands of us who love the CBC -- and love to hate some parts of it -- spend a lot of time discussing its future and not doing enough to help save it.
Ian Morrison of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns Canadians that “his (Harper’s) idea of restructuring…would be something along the lines of American Public Broadcasting (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR.)
CBC President Hubert Lacroix, appearing before the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV hearings last week, declares that “in our view” the new Canadian policy for broadcasting “must support” what he calls “market-based solutions to issues rather than regulatory intervention.”
FRIENDS warns small stations — including CHCH — would be forced to close if the regulator ends the practice of substituting Canadian TV signals for those of American border stations when they're showing the same programs.