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Policy Briefs — 2003

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, 2003 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Support for Canadian Television Drama [PN CRTC 2003-54]

FRIENDS' response to CRTC call for comments calls for a review of the business model for Canadian drama, measures to address the comparative disadvantage of Canadian series in the marketplace, and a focus on quality.

Jun 13, 2003 — Policy Brief

CBC BROADCAST OF FEATURE FILMS

FRIENDS supports CBC's application to amend its conditions of licence to delete the prohibition of broadcasting of non-Canadian feature films during peak viewing hours.

Jun 2, 2003 — Policy Brief

Friends opposes rate increases sought by Sportsnet, The Score, and supports rate increase sought by VoicePrint in CRTC licence renewal applications

Friends opposes rate increases sought by Sportsnet, The Score, and supports rate increase sought by VoicePrint in CRTC licence renewal applications

Apr 30, 2003 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re SportsNet, The Score and VoicePrint Licence Renewal Applications [Applications 2002-0974-3, 2002-0891-9 & 2002-0702-8]

Friends opposes rate increases sought by Sportsnet, The Score, and supports rate increase sought by VoicePrint in CRTC licence renewal applications.

Feb 18, 2003 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science & Technology on Foreign Ownership in the Telecommunications Sector

Remarks by to Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology opposing relaxation of foreign ownership restrictions for cable companies.

Feb 18, 2003 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Specialty Channels [PN CRTC 1996-3]

Friends’ recommendations regarding CRTC policy on specialty channels