Other 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.
Dec 3, 2013 — Globe & Mail: Ad that depicts Harper as the Godfather enrages anti-defamation group by Simon Houpt
The New Jersey-based Italian-American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC) is accusing FRIENDS of using ugly stereotypes in an ad depicting Stephen Harper as a Godfather figure who deploys Mafia thugs to silence journalists.
Dec 2, 2013 — Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition: Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition calls on Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to halt TV commercial stereotyping Italian Americans
The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition takes issue with The Man Behind the Desk, FRIENDS' satirical television ad.
According to a 2012 Friends of Canadian Broadcasting analysis, losing hockey will cost the CBC around $200 million a year.
FRIENDS says bundling has served Canadians well and gives value to subscribers.
Oct 30, 2013 — Sun News Network: Friends of CBC ads betray boundless arrogance by Lorne Gunter
Columnist says FRIENDS' allegations that the Conservative Government is attempting to turn the CBC into a state broadcaster border on the insane.
The CBC says profit margins from airing NHL hockey had dwindled due to the cost of getting exclusive rights.
Sep 4, 2013 — Winnipeg Free Press: Federal cabinet declines to ask CRTC to re-think CBC radio ads ruling
FRIENDS filed a petition with the Privy Council Office in July, asking the cabinet to order the commission to take another look at the ruling.
Columnist says he supports the concept of the CBC as a public institution to help Canadians get ahead and to support Canadian endeavours.
MP says Bill 60 ensures that Canada's democratically elected government of the day has the ability to exercise a negotiating mandate that is affordable to taxpayers and does not interfere with editorial independence of the CBC.
Jul 31, 2013 — The Independent: Media watchdog says CBC at risk of being turned into a ‘state broadcaster’ by Justin Brake
FRIENDS says the recent rejection of one of its ads by CBC/Radio-Canada is evidence the public broadcaster’s independence is being undermined by increased government control.
Jul 24, 2013 — Sun News Network: Friends of Canadian Hypocrisy by Brian Lilley
Host says FRIENDS wants government influence out of the CBC except when it comes to giving them billions of taxpayers' dollars.
Jul 23, 2013 — J-Source.ca: CBC and Radio-Canada won't air TV commercial criticizing federal influence on public broadcaster by Eric Mark Do
FRIENDS says the ad targets a new law which came out of Bill C-60, an omnibus budget bill, that "gives the government the right to be present at the bargaining table, giving it unprecedented involvement and control of crown corporations" including the CBC.
Jul 23, 2013 — Ottawa Citizen: Letter to the Editor: CBC must be impartial by Tony Manera
Former CBC President says its decision not to run ads critical of Bill C-60 is the only proper and correct action it could have taken.
Ads against the government refused by SRC.
Jul 22, 2013 — Globe & Mail: CBC rejects ad critical of Harper government’s influence on CBC by Josh Wingrove
FRIENDS says Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government is encroaching on the CBC’s independence and has produced an ad in which a journalist is seen questioning a prime minister who bears a resemblance to Mr. Harper.
FRIENDS spokesperson says “I’m a little surprised and disappointed that they wouldn’t take our money for the ads. It proves our point a little bit about the nature of the problem.”
FRIENDS says a new ad campaign to "Free the CBC" from political interference will not air on the public broadcaster's programs.
Jul 22, 2013 — Globe & Mail: Campaign calls on Ottawa to ‘free the CBC from political interference’ by Simon Houpt
FRIENDS says it will try to place the ads on TV and has budgeted about $60,000 for the effort, which is higher than any previous TV campaign it has waged.
Jul 22, 2013 — Broadcaster Magazine: CBC Rejects Ads That Challenges Harper's Media Muzzling--Friends
The CBC has refused to air television ads that challenge the Conservative government's takeover of the national public broadcaster.
Jul 22, 2013 — Yahoo! News: Video mocks Stephen Harper over perceived ‘gambit’ to muzzle CBC by Matthew Coutts
FRIENDS says Stephen Harper will have more control over what's on the air when his government takes direct control of the wages and working conditions of all CBC staff as Bill C-60 becomes law.