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FRIENDS in the News — 1998

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 4, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Who should appoint CBC presidents? by Jeffrey Simpson

The government should insulate the CBC from political interference by allowing its board of directors to choose its president

Nov 24, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Who's fooling who? by Alexandra Gill

Pauline Couture comes under criticism for writing Robert Lantos’ speech attacking CanWest

Nov 19, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Change to CBC bill lauded

Liberals have backed down on Bill C-44 clause allowing government to fire CBC president “at pleasure”

Nov 19, 1998 — Toronto Star

Planned controls over broadcaster will not go ahead by William Walker

Liberals have backed down on Bill C-44 clause allowing government to fire CBC president “at pleasure”

Sep 30, 1998 — Globe & Mail

CRTC asked to rule that small TV is beautiful by Doug Saunders

At CRTC inquiry into TV regulations, Friends advocates prioritizing local television

Sep 23, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Will Canada still be a TV star? ... by Doug Saunders

CRTC will launch inquiry into Canadian content regulations, opening up tensions within broadcasting community

Aug 6, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Spending report fuels CTV-Global rivalry by Doug Saunders

Sharp contrast between CTV, Global Canadian content spending will increase rivalry between the two networks

Jul 26, 1998 — Ottawa Citizen

Bill C-44 threatens CBC autonomy by Tony Atherton

Bill C-44 would allow government to fire CBC officials at will, undermining public broadcaster’s political independence

Jul 26, 1998 — Ottawa Citizen

Specialty channels have enjoyed a decade of success and increased Canadian content

The CRTC’s decision to allow cable companies to include specialty channels in basic packages has helped the channels, but fragmented the Canadian TV audience

Jul 22, 1998 — Globe & Mail

CBC Radio Cuts: Shortfall surprises CBC Radio - 'Serious' problem will mean layoffs

Unexpected budget shortfall on heels of years of cutbacks will result in layoffs

Jul 22, 1998 — Globe & Mail

CRTC pulls plug on Shaw's stake in Headline Sports Firm by Robert Brehl

CRTC ruling against Shaw’s share in Headline Sports may affect the appropriation of WIC assets between Shaw and CanWest

Jul 21, 1998 — Ottawa Citizen

Canada's screen giants unite to become mega-company by Tony Atherton

Alliance Atlantis merger will mean more jobs, better business infrastructure in Canadian film industry

Jun 9, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Private broadcasters' reaction to CRTC's new radio Policy

New CRTC rules concerning Canadian content, consolidation are angering radio executives

May 23, 1998 — Ottawa Citizen

Local TV Shows Endangered Species by Tony Atherton

Media concentration sanctioned by the CRTC has led to the gutting of Canadian local television

May 7, 1998 — Globe & Mail

CRTC to examine Canadian television by Graham Fraser

CRTC will undertake investigation into Canadian television to improve future policies

Apr 6, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Time for clear look at CRTC choices by Hugh Winsor

Links between CRTC and Rogers are raising concerns about state of regulatory body’s arms-length relationships

Mar 20, 1998 — Globe & Mail

Some friends are also qualified by Hugh Winsor

Despite their qualifications, many appointees to CRTC seem to have been given jobs on the basis of connections alone