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Policy Briefs — 2002

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

Nov 28, 2002 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Round Table on Foreign Ownership in the Cable Industry

Remarks by to Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to oppose easing foreign ownership restrictions on cable companies

Nov 26, 2002 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Round Table on Cross-Media Ownership in the Broadcasting Industry

Remarks by to Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage advocating restrictions on cross-media ownership

Oct 30, 2002 — Policy Brief

Letter to CRTC re Legality of Business Arrangement between Rogers and Newcap in Sudbury

Business arrangement between Rogers and Newcap over Sudbury’s CHNO-FM may be in contravention of CRTC policy

Oct 18, 2002 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Channel placement of services whose distrib. has been required pursuant to Section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act [PN 2002-49]

TVA and APTN, both part of basic cable service, should be moved within the first 30 channels on the dial to increase audience awareness, access

May 2, 2002 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation by FRIENDS' Steering Committee member Patrick Flanagan to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Moncton

Friends says cuts to local programming brought on by insufficient funding are inconsistent with CBC’s mandate, should be reversed.

Mar 13, 2002 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Craig Broadcasting Applications [PN CRTC 2002-6, Item 3]

Friends endorses Directors Guild, Writers Guild comments urging CRTC to reject move by MTV to acquire control of Connect, Music 5

Feb 27, 2002 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation by FRIENDS' Steering Committee member Kathryn Fraser to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Edmonton

Friends says Broadcasting Act should be amended to prohibit broadcasters from making financial contributions to federal political parties, candidates for office