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.
Nanos Research survey, sponsored by FRIENDS, finds most Canadians still believe the CRTC has a vital role to play in supporting the creation of home-grown TV programming.
Ian Morrison, spokesman for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, told the Toronto Star he had not heard the news, but compared the supposed move to "burning the furniture to heat the home."
Stony Plain Records' Holger Peterson says almost every Canadian artist has had his or her first exposure via CBC airplay.
Reader asks where is Peterborough's Conservative candidate Michael Skinner, and why is he not making himself available for comment via the media on local issues?
FRIENDS hired Nanos Reasearch to poll in Peterborough about attitudes towards the CBC and its local affiliate, CHEX-TV.
In the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha, new poll numbers show the the Federal Liberal Party has taken the lead.
Liberals have edge in Peterborough-Kawartha riding, according to Nanos poll commissioned by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting as part of campaign to save CBC funding by Jason Bain
A Nanos poll commissioned by FRIENDS says 69% of residents are more likely to vote for a candidate favouring increased funding for the CBC, as opposed to 18% who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who would privatize the broadcaster - including half (48%) of those who say they have decided to vote Conservative.
Signs from “Friends of Canadian Broadcasting,” simply say “We Vote CBC!”
General Rick Hillier takes issue with latest FRIENDS television ad and says the CBC should "earn their own way as other networks are required to."
FRIENDS says that over the past year the group has had one priority in mind — to hold the prime minister and his party to account for the damage he’s done to the CBC.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting takes aim at Harper Conservatives with pro-CBC campaign by Miranda Nelson
FRIENDS is currently airing advertisements critical of the Harper government's treatment of the public broadcaster.
Columnist says FRIENDS argues the Conservatives are systematically dismantling one of the institutions that keeps Canada together.
FRIENDS arguesthe Conservatives are systematically dismantling one of the institutions that keeps Canada together.
FRIENDS and other advocates of public broadcasting are lobbying to save it from cutbacks.
O’Keefe joined with Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria, B.C., to support the CBC by placing the 800th “We Vote CBC!” lawn sign from a west coast campaign at the other Mile 0 landmark in Canada. Advocates of the broadcaster are lobbying to save it from cutbacks.
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 Stephen Harper began the 2015 election campaign with a cascade of factual deficiencies including regarding the CBC.
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 that Canadian jobs will be affected with the new "pick and pay" model.
FRIENDS says people will get more choice with "pick and pay", but if Canadians choices aren’t protected, it means there will be less viewing of Canadian programming.