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Policy Briefs — 2013

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

Sep 3, 2013 — Policy Brief

Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-394

FRIENDS submission to a CRTC call for comments on the terms and conditions of distribution for Canadian Category C national news specialty services.

Jul 11, 2013 — Policy Brief

Petition to His Excellency The Governor in Council

FRIENDS petition with respect to the decisions of the CRTC to renew the licences of the CBC/SRC for Radio 2 and Espace Musique.

May 23, 2013 — Policy Brief

Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding Bill C-60

FRIENDS spokesperson tells parliamentarians that the CBC must retain its arms-length relationship to the government.

Apr 2, 2013 — Policy Brief

BN CRTC 2013-106 (BCE Acquisition of Astral)

FRIENDS supports the applications regarding BCE's acquisition of Astral, subject to the CRTC's due diligence.

Feb 22, 2013 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-19 Applications for Mandatory Distribution

In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS says that that Starlight: The Canadian Movie Channel meets the criteria required for mandatory carriage while Sun TV News does not.