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Blog Posts — 2011

Dec 28, 2011 — Blog Post

Impact of cuts on the CBC

Further cuts by the government to our national public broadcaster would make it impossible for the CBC to effectively fulfill its mandate.

Nov 29, 2011 — Blog Post

Poll: Canadians' views towards the CBC

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting commissioned a major public opinion research study on Canadians' views on public broadcasting.

Nov 29, 2011 — Blog Post

The truth about CBC funding

Charts comparing Parliamentary funding of the CBC compared to total government expenditures and Correctional Services.

Oct 28, 2011 — Blog Post

FRIENDS at the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

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.

Jul 12, 2011 — Blog Post

Heritage Minister on CBC Radio

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.

Jun 20, 2011 — Blog Post

Letter to the Chairman of the CRTC, Konrad von Finckenstein regarding CBC licence renewals

FRIENDS urges the commission to extend the July 18 deadline for comments from Canadians regarding the licence renewals of the CBC’s various services.

May 30, 2011 — Blog Post

The Conservatives' Hidden Agenda For Public Broadcasting And Cultural Sovereignty

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

Apr 26, 2011 — Blog Post

Stephen Harper on the CBC

Stephen Harper quotes on the CBC collected by his own party.

Apr 18, 2011 — Blog Post

We Love CBC in Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar

Campaign volunteers in Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar corner their MP - Conservative Kelly Block - about CBC Funding.

Apr 4, 2011 — Blog Post

Parliamentary Funding of CBC - 2000-2012

Chart showing the total parliamentary funding of the CBC over the last decade indexed by Prime Minister and expressed in 2011 dollars.

Apr 4, 2011 — Blog Post

Letter to the General Manager & Editor in Chief of CBC News Re 2011 Leaders debates

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.

Feb 12, 2011 — Blog Post

CBC Television proposal to cut over-the-air service to Moncton and Saint John

A CBC TV proposal before the CRTC will see a majority of New Brunswick residents cut off from access to over-the-air television.

Feb 7, 2011 — Blog Post

Briefing note: A form letter from Conservative MPs

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.

Feb 2, 2011 — Blog Post

I Love CBC rally in Peterborough, ON

Citizens turned up in full force at the Peterborough Public Library on January 27, 2011 to show their support for Canada's public broadcaster.

Feb 2, 2011 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ take on the CBC’s new five year strategic plan, “Everyone, Every way”

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.

Jan 21, 2011 — Blog Post

Who's in charge at the CBC?

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.