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Policy Briefs — 2001

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

Nov 29, 2001 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on its Review of the Canadian Broadcasting System

Oral presentation to House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage containing presents highlights from Friends research concerning television schedules, commercialization of CBC and SRC, popularity of Canadian programming

Sep 10, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on its Review of the Canadian Broadcasting System

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage recommends that the Committee refer to Broadcasting Act to gauge health of Canadian broadcasting system

Aug 29, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC supporting CHUM Limited Application to acquire control of CKVU [CRTC Application 2001-0587-6]

Friends supports CHUM’s commitment to greater local programming in acquisition of CKVU-TV

Jul 6, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC supporting amendment to CTV Newsnet Conditions of Licence [PN CRTC 2001-65]

Friends supports CRTC’s proposed amendments to CTV Newsnet’s conditions of licence to prevent competition with CBC Newsworld

Apr 24, 2001 — Policy Brief

Presentation to CRTC Public Hearing on CTV & Global Licence Renewals [PN CRTC 2001-3]

Friends recommends shortening terms of CTV, Global’s licences to force them to keep separate newsrooms for TV, print

Mar 30, 2001 — Policy Brief

Letter to CRTC requesting opportunity to make third round submissions re Cable Ownership of Analog Specialty Channels [PN CRTC 2000-165]

Friends requests third round of policy submissions to respond to new issues raised in second round of CCTA, Rogers hearings

Mar 23, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re CTV & Global Licence Renewals [PN CRTC 2001-3]

Friends’ recommendations to CRTC regarding conditions of licence for CTV, Global

Mar 12, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Cable Ownership of Analog Specialty Channels [PN CRTC 2000-165 - Phase II]

Friends finds several concerns with Competition Bureau’s submission in support of relaxed specialty service ownership restrictions for cable companies

Mar 11, 2001 — Policy Brief

Letter to CRTC condemning Rogers Communications' letter to Canadian producers re PN CRTC 2000-165

Friends believes letter from Rogers to Canadian producers constitutes threat to CRTC’s public process using public funds

Feb 9, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Cable Ownership of Analog Specialty Channels [PN CRTC 2000-165]

Friends makes recommendations to CRTC concerning cable ownership of analog specialty services

Jan 31, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re regulation of cable systems [PN CRTC 2000-162, -163, & -164]

Friends makes submission to CRTC regarding changes in regulation of all classes of cable undertakings

Jan 26, 2001 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re disclosure of private station group financial data [PN CRTC 2001-5 & PN 2001-5-1]

Friends supports CRTC decision to place station group data on public files for licence renewal hearings