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Policy Briefs — 1999

As part of its advocacy work, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes submissions and presentations to the CRTC, Parliamentary Committees, and other bodies.

Dec 30, 1999 — Policy Brief

Letter to CRTC opposing Crossroads Television's Application to Extend Balanced Programming Hours [PN CRTC 1999-190]

Friends opposes allowing Crossroads Television to extend balanced programming period to midnight

Dec 6, 1999 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to CRTC re CTV's proposed acquisition of Netstar Communications [PN CRTC 1999-10]

To preserve public interest, CTV should not manage, control both Sportsnet, TSN

Nov 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re application by Sportscope Television Network Ltd. [PN CRTC 1999-10]

Friends opposes Sportscope application to reduce Canadian content, broadcast live programming

Nov 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re CTV's proposed acquisition of Netstar Communications [PN CRTC 1999-10]

Friends opposes CTV application to simultaneously manage, control SportsNet, TSN

Nov 9, 1999 — Policy Brief

FRIENDS' Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Friends asks Standing Committee on Finance to include broadcasting issues on its list of priorities

Nov 9, 1999 — Policy Brief

Parliamentary Transcript of Q&A Session following FRIENDS' Presentation

Ian Morisson responds to questions concerning necessity of CBC, funding sources

Oct 6, 1999 — Policy Brief

Letter to CRTC opposing Shaw's Applications to transfer WIC's shares [PN CRTC 1999-8]

To avoid undue preference, Shaw should acquire WIC only on condition that WIC divest itself of ownership position in specialty, pay services

Jun 8, 1999 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to CRTC re the future of the CBC [PN CRTC 1999-3]

Friends draws CRTC’s attention to five areas of concern: regional expression, commercial revenues versus government grants, programming independence, appointment of CBC board of directors, diversity

May 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC on Commercial Radio Station Local Management Agreements [PN CRTC 1999-55]

Friends proposes conditions governing commercial radio station local management agreements

May 12, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re regulation of basic cable fees [PN CRTC 1999-56]

Friends supports CRTC efforts to protect subscribers, proposes additional measures

May 5, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC Public Hearing on the CBC [PN CRTC 1999-3]

Friends makes several recommendations to CRTC regarding future of CBC

Mar 16, 1999 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to CRTC re the future of the CBC by Daryl Duke [PN CRTC 1999-3]

Steering Committee member Daryl Duke calls for return of CBC production to Vancouver

Jan 28, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re New Media [PN CRTC 1998-82 - Phase III]

Friends makes final recommendations to CRTC regarding New Media

Jan 27, 1999 — Policy Brief

Letter asking CRTC to launch inquiry into cable rules

Friends requests a CRTC inquiry under Broadcasting Act into broadcasting distribution undertakings, current environment for specialty services