Policy Briefs — 2016
As part of its advocacy work, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes submissions and presentations to the CRTC, Parliamentary Committees, and other bodies.
In a letter to Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, FRIENDS comments on critical issues affecting the future of Canadian content in a digital world.
Précis: Miller-Rogers Opinion on Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process
This précis has been prepared for readers’ convenience by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, not by Peter Miller/Brian MacLoed Rogers.
Remarks by FRIENDS' spokesperson, Ian Morrison, for the pre-budget consultation of House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
FRIENDS comments on the renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups.
FRIENDS offers recommendations to the government on its tax and CRTC policies, including requiring Netflix and other foreign OTT services to collect sales taxes, as their Canadian competitors must do.
FRIENDS opposes CBC’s application to the CRTC to allow ICI Musique and CBC Radio 2 to continue to broadcast national advertising.
Written response to a question coming out of FRIENDS' presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the future of local TV in Canada.
FRIENDS asks Minister Joly to rescind the ‘mandate’ letter written to the Chair of the CRTC by James Moore on June 18, 2012.
FRIENDS presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the future of local TV in Canada.
FRIENDS' recommends that the government exercises its right under the Broadcasting Act to ask the CRTC to reconsider recent decisions on television policy.
FRIENDS and Unifor respond to a number of undertakings with respect to two research studies filed on the CRTC's review of Local and Community TV.
FRIENDS tells Canada's broadcast regulator that without prompt action from the CRTC, many local TV stations, particularly in small and medium markets, will likely fail.