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Blog Posts — 2003

Nov 17, 2003 — Blog Post

Response to letter from Lise Lareau, Canadian Media Guild

Friends' Spokesperson Ian Morrison responds to a letter from Lise Lareau, President of the Canadian Media Guild concerning Friends' position on the current vote by CBC's non-Quebec employees to choose between the Guild (Local 30219, Communications Workers of America) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, a Canadian union.

Oct 27, 2003 — Blog Post

Memo to FRIENDS Steering Committee: CBC's Unions

Memo from Ian Morrison to Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Steering Committee members on the implications for viewers and listeners of the choice CBC employees are now making between CBC's two unions.

Jul 31, 2003 — Blog Post

FRIENDS' LETTER TO SHEILA COPPS

FRIENDS calls on the Minister of Canadian Heritage to open the process of consultation on the future of the Canadian Television Fund to public input.

Jul 21, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail

The BBC is not state-funded, but is instead a respected arm's-length public broadcaster.

Jun 17, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Georgia Straight

CanWest was required to make $500,000 donation to UBC as part of public benefits package arising from WIC takeover.

May 23, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to John Manley Re: Funding

Friends asks John Manley to advocate steps to redress imbalance between private broadcasters' input of public funds, commitment to Canadian content

May 23, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to Sheila Copps Re: Funding

Friends asks Sheila Copps to advocate steps to redress imbalance between private broadcasters’ input of public funds, commitment to Canadian content

May 23, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to Paul Martin Re: Funding

Friends asks Paul Martin to advocate steps to redress imbalance between private broadcasters’ input of public funds, commitment to Canadian content

May 1, 2003 — Blog Post

Dialogue on Foreign Policy

Friends asks Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham to consider culture and its ambassadors, trade, democratic values in revitalizing Canadian foreign policy

Mar 31, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail

Even though foreigners are limited to minority, non-controlling stake, there is unlimited capital for investment in Canadian media

Mar 13, 2003 — Blog Post

Federal Budget Victimizes CBC - More Cuts Coming

Despite promise of $60 million in extra federal funds, CBC will have to make cuts

Mar 6, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to the Minister of Finance Re: CBC Funding

Friends asks John Manley to confirm Sheila Copps’ promised $60 million in extra CBC funding

Feb 20, 2003 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC President Re: Local and Regional Presence

Friends asks CBC to develop new vision centred on local content, presence