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News Releases — 1998

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Nov 18, 1998 — News Release

Liberal Back Down on CBC Legislation!

Liberals have dropped Bill C-44 proposal to allow government to fire CBC president, board of directors without cause

Oct 8, 1998 — News Release

Prominent Canadian Journalists Speak Out Against Bill C-44

21 respected journalists sign letter opposing changes that would compromise political independence of CBC

Oct 8, 1998 — News Release

Radio-Chrétien en Perspective?

Jun 29, 1998 — News Release

Local and Regional TV Disappearing

Friends draws drop in local, regional programming to CRTC’s attention pending hearings on future of Canadian TV

May 6, 1998 — News Release

CRTC's Canadian Television Policy Review Announced

Important CRTC hearings on Canadian TV policy do not appear to consider local programming, crucial role of CBC

Mar 26, 1998 — News Release

A Few Good White Men – From Central Canada

To better reflect Canada’s diversity, Friends recommends overhaul to appointment procedure to CBC, CRTC, including published criteria, public nominations process

Mar 26, 1998 — News Release

Vacancies on the CBC Board and at the CRTC

Chrétien must fill positions on CBC board of directors, CRTC with individuals more representative of Canada’s diversity than he has in past appointments