Blog Posts — 2011
Further cuts by the government to our national public broadcaster would make it impossible for the CBC to effectively fulfill its mandate.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting commissioned a major public opinion research study on Canadians' views on public broadcasting.
Charts comparing Parliamentary funding of the CBC compared to total government expenditures and Correctional Services.
FRIENDS tells a Parliamentary committee looking into CBC's access to information policies that the root cause of the public broadcaster's disclosure avoidance is patronage appointments of its Board and President.
In his appearance on Q on July 12, Heritage Minister James Moore defamed Friends of Canadian Broadcasting when he said that we have lied to the public about what his government has contributed to fund the CBC.
FRIENDS urges the commission to extend the July 18 deadline for comments from Canadians regarding the licence renewals of the CBC’s various services.
A briefing note to FRIENDS supporters outlines the huge and troubling gap between Stephen Harper's words and deeds regarding the CBC and Canada's cultural sovereignty
Stephen Harper quotes on the CBC collected by his own party.
Campaign volunteers in Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar corner their MP - Conservative Kelly Block - about CBC Funding.
Chart showing the total parliamentary funding of the CBC over the last decade indexed by Prime Minister and expressed in 2011 dollars.
In view of the comments of CBC's Ombudsman, FRIENDS urges the General Manager & Editor in Chief of CBC News to reconsider the decision to exclude the Green Party from the 2011 Leaders debates.
A CBC TV proposal before the CRTC will see a majority of New Brunswick residents cut off from access to over-the-air television.
In a briefing note to supporters, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, comments on a form letter being circulated by Conservative MPs about funding to the CBC.
Citizens turned up in full force at the Peterborough Public Library on January 27, 2011 to show their support for Canada's public broadcaster.
While the focus on the significance of regional broadcasting is important and welcome, we are troubled that the CBC proposes to do more with less, a formula that often results in half measures that fail.
There have been some contradictory messages coming from CBC executives recently about whether Canada's public broadcaster will continue to air American game shows in prime-time television.