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.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.
CBC warns of 'dark clouds' ahead, as supporters ramp up call for additional money by Daniel Proussalidis
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison tells a Senate committee that the CBC needs an extra $100 million per year over the next four years.
FRIENDS urges the Transport and Communications Committee not to abandon the CBC, and denies that the Internet is making the CBC irrelevant.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting's Ian Morrison recalls the fight against Bill C-60 to defend CBC by Charlie Smith
FRIENDS has promised to take on Stephen Harper next year "for the damage he has done to the CBC".
FRIENDS TV ad, "The Man Behind the Desk" is selected as one of the top political ads of 2013 by Yahoo! Canada.
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.
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.
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.”