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Blog Posts — 2001

Dec 31, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail

The CRTC did not approve CanWest’s takeover of Southam, which falls outside the CRTC’s mandate

Dec 16, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editors of the Sault Star and the North Bay Nugget

North Bay Nugget has erred in description of Friends bus shelter ad placed near Parliament Hill

Dec 7, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail

CTV is incorrect to dismiss Friends’ Follow the Money data; these figures are derived from published data originally obtained from broadcasters

Dec 6, 2001 — Blog Post

No Shelter From Storm for Bell Canada

Protesting Northern Ontario local news cuts, Friends places bus shelter ad near Parliament Hill saying BELL + CTV = Less Local Television

Oct 29, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

National Post editorial attacking Friends contains fourteen factual errors

May 17, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General & Correctional Services

Friends has asked Kroll Lindquist Avey to cease investigation of Friends, will inform Solicitor General of further developments

May 11, 2001 — Blog Post

Op-Ed in Ottawa Citizen as published

CanWest Global may attack Friends for criticism, but Friends not alone in feeling such criticism is justified

May 10, 2001 — Blog Post

Op-Ed in Ottawa Citizen as submitted by Friends

CanWest Global may attack Friends for criticism, but Friends not alone in feeling such criticism is justified

May 5, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

Friends learned about Peter C. Newman’s resignation from Matthew Fraser, who may have circulated Newman’s letter to other journalists as well

Apr 25, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter from Noreen Golfman to Peter C. Newman

Friends became aware of Newman’s resignation through National Post, regrets loss of his active involvement in Friends’ Advisory Council

Apr 10, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

Telefilm, Canadian Television Fund change their rules because largest distributor’s broadcasting arm is bigger than distribution arm; this benefits large broadcasters, hurts independent producers

Mar 25, 2001 — Blog Post

Significant Developments in the English-language Television System (pdf 21KB)

Measures changes in broadcaster investment in Canadian programming, share of viewing, correlation of audiences to program quality

Mar 12, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Prime Minister Re: CRTC Independence

Appointment of broadcast executives to CRTC review panel undermines public faith in political independence of CRTC

Mar 10, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

CTV, Global are part of regulated industry, accountable to public via Parliament through CRTC

Mar 6, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

If Canadian private broadcasters aren’t expected to contribute to Canadian programming, CRTC should allow American broadcasters to compete directly in Canada

Feb 5, 2001 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

Suggestion that CBC distribute satellite dishes unfeasible because over 25% of Canadian households are legally or physically unable to receive satellite signals

Feb 1, 2001 — Blog Post

Audience for CBC Television's Supper-Hour Show

Audiences for CBC supper-hour shows affected by overlap with Hockey Night in Canada