Ten of the twelve current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom have been appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, responds to a Globe and Mail editorial claiming that the CRTC needs to start thinking outside the "idiot box" if it wants to play a meaningful role in Canadians’ lives.
Briefing Note: Local TV, Canadian programming at risk in CRTC review – Rid CBC English TV of advertising
Local TV stations across the land, especially in smaller markets, will shut down and investment in Canadian programs will plummet if Canada’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, adopts rule changes it has broached in its review of TV policy.
On Aug 19, FRIENDS volunteers were out in full force at a Liberal Party rally in Edmonton Centre.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Press Conference on Parliament Hill, May 22, 2014
The Conservative Party of Canada accuses CBC of bias in an email fundraising campaign.
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.
Contact information for the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors and other key individuals.
Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed.
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.
FRIENDS' submission to Mr. Joseph A. Day concerning the government’s Omnibus Budget legislation, Bill C-60.
A concordance of policy recommendations by FRIENDS to the CRTC on the commission's review of CBC's broadcast licences.
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.”
Legal opinion on proposed amendments set out in Bill C-60 that affect the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Annotated version of Bill C-60 with sections related to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation highlighted.
Twitter exchange between CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge and Globe & Mail Senior Media Writer Simon Houpt.
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.
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.
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).
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.