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.
The CBC says profit margins from airing NHL hockey had dwindled due to the cost of getting exclusive rights.
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.
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.
Host says FRIENDS wants government influence out of the CBC except when it comes to giving them billions of taxpayers' dollars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The CBC has refused to air television ads that challenge the Conservative government's takeover of the national public broadcaster.
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.
FRIENDS says CBC’s refusal to run the ad is a strong indication to the degree which the CBC is under the influence of the government.
CBC has refused to air an advertisement created by FRIENDS that is critical of the Conservative government’s meddling in the public broadcaster’s affairs.
FRIENDS is lobbying against parts of the government's omnibus Bill C-60, passed in June, which give the Treasury Board a role in the CBC's contract negotiations.
The CBC has refused to air an advertisement produced by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting which challenges the government’s takeover of the national public broadcaster, saying it could imply endorsement of the group’s campaign.
FRIENDS is disappointed at CBC's rejection of the their new ad campaign, which is meant to highlight how the Conservative government is "gradually transforming the CBC from an independent public broadcaster into something that is approaching a state broadcaster."