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Jun 5, 2014 — Blog Post

Question Regarding Hockey Night in Canada

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Press Conference on Parliament Hill, May 22, 2014

May 30, 2014 — Blog Post

Conservative fundraising email targets the CBC

The Conservative Party of Canada accuses CBC of bias in an email fundraising campaign.

May 21, 2014 — Blog Post

Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Nine of twelve people appointed by Prime Minister Harper to the CBC's Board of Directors are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.

Apr 10, 2014 — Blog Post

Change in Parliamentary Appropriation to CBC (in 2014$)

Chart showing decline in total grant and operating grant from Parliament to CBC from 1990/91 to 2014/15, indexed by Prime Minister and adjusted to 2014 dollars.

Change in Parliamentary Appropriation to CBC

Jan 9, 2014 — Blog Post

CBC/Radio-Canada Key Contacts

Contact information for the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors and other key individuals.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Jul 23, 2013 — Blog Post

Correspondence from the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Correspondence from the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet acknowledging FRIENDS' petition that the Governor in Council refer the portion of the CRTC's recent licensing decision of CBC/SRC relating to advertising on Radio 2/Espace Musique back to the CRTC for reconsideration and hearing.

Jun 6, 2013 — Blog Post

Letter to the Chair of the Senate Committee on National Finance regarding Bill C-60

FRIENDS' submission to Mr. Joseph A. Day concerning the government’s Omnibus Budget legislation, Bill C-60.

May 28, 2013 — Blog Post

Comparison of CRTC decision to FRIENDS’ key recommendations

A concordance of policy recommendations by FRIENDS to the CRTC on the commission's review of CBC's broadcast licences.  

May 23, 2013 — Blog Post

Letter to Prime Minister Harper regarding Bill C-60

A letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed by sixteen eminent Canadians from the worlds of journalism and academia expresses deep concern that “Bill C-60 would undermine the arms-length relationship between the CBC, our national public broadcaster, and the federal government.”

May 22, 2013 — Blog Post

RE: Canada Bill C-60 and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Brian MacLeod Rogers

Legal opinion on proposed amendments set out in Bill C-60 that affect the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

May 21, 2013 — Blog Post

Bill C-60 - Relevant Extracts

Annotated version of Bill C-60 with sections related to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation highlighted.

May 9, 2013 — Blog Post

Peter Mansbridge reacts to coverage of Bill C-60

Twitter exchange between CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge and Globe & Mail Senior Media Writer Simon Houpt.

May 8, 2013 — Blog Post

Video: FREE CBC Petition Delivery on Parliament Hill

FRIENDS was on Parliament Hill to present a copy of the FREE CBC petition signatures (collected by FRIENDS, Leadnow and SumOfUs) to members of the government and opposition parties and to hold a press conference.

May 8, 2013 — Blog Post

Photos: Delivery of the FREE CBC petition signatures

FRIENDS was on Parliament Hill to present a copy of the FREE CBC petition signatures to members of the government and opposition parties and to hold a press conference.

May 7, 2013 — Blog Post

CBC debated at Question Period

Lots of focus on the CBC in QP yesterday, including a couple of questions from Mulcair, plus a new Hall of Shame addition (see Jack Harris question to Chris Alexander).

Mar 4, 2013 — Blog Post

Main Estimates

The Main Estimates released this week by the Treasury Board confirm our assumption that  the CBC's allocation for 2013/14 would be consistent with the announced cuts of March 2012.

Mar 2, 2013 — Blog Post

Deborah Coyne on the CBC

Federal Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidate, Deborah Coyne, says the CBC needs adequate stable funding with a 10-year mandate.

Feb 12, 2013 — Blog Post

Conservative MP takes aim at CBC

Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber's Private Members' bill to impose new disclosure requirements on the CBC/SRC is up for debate in the House of Commons.

Nov 14, 2012 — Blog Post

The Stars come out for CBC - Media Event

Leading personalities from the worlds of Canadian business, literature, music and the arts speak out about the importance of public broadcasting at a news conference in Toronto.