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.
May 23, 2013 — Sun News Network: Critics slam labour relations section in budget bill by Jessica Murphy
FRIENDS says Bill C-60 provisions threaten the CBC's editorial independence.
May 15, 2013 — Canadian Media Research: CBC’s Audience Crisis: CBC TV Audience is Down 40%, Lowest in History by Barry Kiefl
Researcher says the CBC’s latest report confirms that many programs on the main TV service, despite efforts to be more “popular,” have fallen to audience levels not much greater than many specialty channels.
May 10, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: CBC: The Conservative Broadcast Corporation by Jamie Biggar, Ian Morrison and Angus Wong
FRIENDS, Leadnow and SumOfUs say that no public broadcaster anywhere in the free world faces the degree of political interference as that proposed for the CBC in Bill C-60.
May 8, 2013 — Toronto Star: Critics fear Tories’ changes to collective bargaining at Crown corporations will threaten CBC independence by Joanna Smith
Columnist says groups, such as FRIENDS, who are worried that government involvement in labour negotiations at Crown corporations will threaten the independence of the CBC are stepping up efforts to persuade the Conservatives to reconsider.
May 8, 2013 — Sun News Network: CBC supporters rally in Ottawa against government interference by Jessica Hume
FRIENDS says the independence of CBC is under attack as the government proposes to bring union contracts of Crown corporations under Treasury Board control.
May 8, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: ‘Free CBC' Petition Signed By 120,000 Against Tories' Bill C-60
FRIENDS says that with ultimate control of the salaries and working conditions of all CBC employees in the hands of the government, as proposed in Bill C-60, the CBC would have to contend with the perception that its editorial decisions may be politically motivated.
May 2, 2013 — Rabble.ca: Read the Broadcasting Act! Explaining the CBC to Stephen Harper by Karl Nerenberg
Columnist says it seems that however much politicians might pay lip service to the idea of an independent CBC, once in power, very few like it.
FRIENDS believes that Bill C-60 takes direct aim at the independence of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
May 1, 2013 — The Hill Times: Feds threatening journalist independence of CBC under new power over wages, benefits, collective bargaining, say critics by Tim Naumetz
FRIENDS says the government is threatening the journalistic independence of the CBC with legislation that will give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet power over CBC collective bargaining with unions representing several thousand news and current affairs personnel.
May 1, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: Bill C-60: Tories Quietly Taking Control Of CBC, Group Alleges
FRIENDS says the heavy presence of Conservative Party donors on the CBC's Board of Directors “will further undermine the CBC’s independence from government."
Apr 30, 2013 — Huffington Post Canada: Bill C-60: Tories Quietly Taking Control Of CBC, Group Alleges
FRIENDS says new proposed powers over CBC pay and the heavy presence of Conservative Party donors “will further undermine the CBC’s independence from government.”
Apr 22, 2013 — Broadcaster Magazine: Friends Looking for a CBC Champion in Labrador
FRIENDS says it's time the people of Labrador had an MP who will fight to ensure the stories and events of Labrador and its people are covered by the national public broadcaster for Labradorians and all Canadians.
Apr 22, 2013 — TVLoon.ca: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is Looking for a CBC Champion in Labrador
FRIENDS says cuts to the CBC have reduced coverage of Labrador drastically and only a handful of CBC staffers are on the job to cover the enormous territory.
Apr 3, 2013 — Hamilton Spectator: Regulator won’t gift CBC radio to city: watchdog by Matthew Van Dongen
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says it would be “a real stretch” for the CRTC to order a private company to give up a particular frequency to another broadcaster.
FRIENDS says that BCE has a good chance of getting approval of its takeover of Astral Media because BCE has likely “cleaned up the garden and arranged more completely and fully to meet the tests the regulator has laid out.”
Mar 7, 2013 — Our TVO: Coalition of families, artists, educators, and TVO/TFO employees come together to tell Ontario Government public educational broadcasting “still matters”
Concerned with declining government funding for the province's public educational broadcasters and the recent loss of made-in-Ontario programs on TVO, a coalition of families, educators, artists, and employees are coming together to seek a greater voice in shaping the future of TVO and TFO.
Mar 2, 2013 — Ottawa Citizen: CBC Finances: Robbing radio to pay TV by Chris Cobb
FRIENDS spokesperson says commercials would turn Radio Two into a commercial broadcaster chasing audiences, with programs being chosen to drive audience share rather than following the CBC mandate to be distinctive.
Jan 21, 2013 — Voices-Voix: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says he believes that there is an ideological basis to CBC cuts and to proposals for commercial alternatives.
FRIENDS calls on the CRTC to deny CBC a new stream of advertising revenue and ensure the corporation has a contingency plan in place for the loss of a lucrative contract with the NHL.
FRIENDS says that despite promises from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, there is a 37 per cent gap between the increases in overall government spending and the CBC's decreasing portion of funding during the years 2006 to 2015.