Policy Briefs — 2017
As part of its advocacy work, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes submissions and presentations to the CRTC, Parliamentary Committees, and other bodies.
Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-365: Application 2017-0584-9, Cable Public Affairs Channel Inc.
FRIENDS strongly endorses CPAC’s request for mandatory distribution on the basic service and for a 1¢ increase in its per subscriber monthly wholesale rate (to 13¢/month).
CRTC call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models
In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS says that it is only fair that foreign internet media contribute to Canadian content.
The thesis of this paper by Peter Miller and David Keeble is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income Tax Act (ITA).