Blog Posts — 2015
FRIENDS' spokesperson, Ian Morrison, responds to Richard Stursberg's claim that classical music, dance and other arts programming on CBC “muddies its brand.”
Contact information for the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors and other key individuals.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has announced an NDP government will invest in high quality Canadian content and put Canada’s national broadcaster on a secure, long-term footing.
Transcript from an Interview with Dominic Maurais, Radio X, Montmagny, QC where Stephen Harper claims there have been no cuts to CBC.
The Liberal Party of Canada has made an important announcement regarding commitments to CBC and Canadian culture.
Liberal Party of Canada Leader, Justin Trudeau, says a Liberal government will reinvest in our cultural and creative industries, to create jobs, grow the economy and middle class, and strengthen our rich Canadian identity.
The Green Party of Canada pledges to reverse CBC-Radio Canada funding cuts in its election platform.
His worship Mayor Dennis O’Keefe joins hands with Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in support of the CBC on the occasion of the placing of the 800th We Vote CBC! campaign lawn sign in Victoria.
Elizabeth May, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau have given clear public commitments for restored financial support, editorial independence and governance reform for the CBC.
You can view all of the Leaders Series videos in English and French here.
Stephen Harper and Bloc leader Mario Beaulieu did not respond to our invitation to outline their vision for CBC.
You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Mr. Trudeau here.
In a briefing note to supporters, FRIENDS says a major outcome of the CRTC's decisions on Canadian content and unbundling will be less of Canada on Canadian television.
You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Ms. May here.
You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Mr. Mulcair here.
During a public hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Conservative Senator Stephen Greene blurted out a blueprint for the re-structuring of the CBC.
FRIENDS welcomes this announcement. By a wide margin, Canadians like public broadcasting, and they know that CBC/SRC’s recent crisis reflects the damage that Stephen Harper’s government has done to public broadcasting through breaking its 2011 election promise to maintain or increase funding to CBC. Thomas Mulcair’s announcement reflects an awareness of this reality, and will go a long way to help restore our public broadcaster’s capacity. Addressing the cancer of partisan political appointments of Tory stalwarts to CBC’s Board is also a prudent and much-needed reform. Without editorial independence from political interference, our public broadcaster would otherwise drift in the direction of a state broadcaster à la Radio Moscow.