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Policy Briefs — 2000

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

Sep 14, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to the Department of Canadian Heritage regarding Future Directions of the Canadian Television Fund

Friends makes recommendations to Department of Canadian Heritage regarding future direction of Canadian Television Fund

Aug 22, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re TVOntario's Licence Renewal Applications [PN CRTC 2000-7 Item #14]

Friends makes recommendations to CRTC regarding TV Ontario licence renewal, including stipulation that board of directors be at arm’s length from government

Aug 22, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re BCE Inc. Acquisition of CTV Inc. [CRTC Application 2000-15497]

Friends urges CRTC to set CTV’s conditions of licence so it fulfils promises outlined in benefits package to uphold interest of Canadian viewers

May 10, 2000 — Policy Brief

Letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage re the future of CBC English TV regional programming

Federal government must increase funding, issue policy direction to CBC to maintain regional programming

Apr 27, 2000 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation re Corus Entertainment's application to CRTC re WIC dismemberment [PN CRTC 2000-1]

CRTC should require Shaw and affiliate Corus to sell specialty, pay services to prevent undue preference

Apr 26, 2000 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation re CanWest Global's application to CRTC re WIC dismemberment [PN CRTC 2000-1]

Friends says CRTC should require CanWest to adhere to strict conditions in return for CHCH, CHAN

Mar 30, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re WIC Dismemberment [PN CRTC 2000-1] [+attachment (pdf 25KB)]

Friends recommendations to CRTC regarding divestiture of WIC assets

Jan 27, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC supporting Vancouver Island Television Licence Applications by CHUM Ltd. & Craig Broadcast Systems [PN CRTC 1999-13 Items 6 & 7]

CRTC should act to promote introduction of competition in Vancouver Island TV market, preferably licensing Island-based station

Jan 18, 2000 — Policy Brief

Letter to CRTC re TVO's apparent departure from its arm's length relationship with the Government of Ontario

Friends has expressed concern to CRTC, OECA regarding departure from arm’s length relationship between TV Ontario, provincial government