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Blog Posts — 2012

Nov 14, 2012 — Blog Post

The Stars come out for CBC - Media Event

Leading personalities from the worlds of Canadian business, literature, music and the arts speak out about the importance of public broadcasting at a news conference in Toronto.

Aug 2, 2012 — Blog Post

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2011-379-2

Response from the CRTC to FRIENDS' recommendation that the commission examine the importance of hockey rights to the overall CBC English Television commercial revenue model.

Jun 18, 2012 — Blog Post

Conservative MP calls CBC a "money pit, rife with bureaucracy and waste"

In a letter to a constituent, Tom Lukiwski, a Conservative MP for Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre, writes that the CBC is a "money pit, rife with bureaucracy and waste". 

Apr 30, 2012 — Blog Post

People’s Pick for CBC Chair

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the results of the People's Pick for CBC Chair, an online vote sponsored by FRIENDS to underscore the need to end the practice of appointing CBC’s leadership through political patronage.

Apr 10, 2012 — Blog Post

TVO funding in the 2012 Ontario Budget

Dalton McGuinty's last budget used soothing language, but the intent was clear: TVO and the quality programs it produces are coming under the knife of funding cuts.

Mar 22, 2012 — Blog Post

Port Moody riding office shuts door to petition by Jeremy Deutsch

Local organizers of a group called Reimagine CBC had planned to drop off a petition opposing any cuts to the CBC at the riding office of Heritage Minister James Moore.

Feb 28, 2012 — Blog Post

More on the impact of past and future cuts on the CBC

Briefing note looks at examples of how cuts have already weakened CBC programming and how the trend is likely to continue if further cuts are imposed.

Feb 2, 2012 — Blog Post

Taxpayer Federation statements false

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has posted false statements on its website concerning the relationship between the CBC and the broadcast watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jan 31, 2012 — Blog Post

Conservative MPs seek to "de-fund" the CBC

Over the past months, at least six Conservative MPs have presented petitions to the House of Commons seeking to "de-fund" the CBC.