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News Releases — 1999

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Nov 10, 1999 — News Release

FRIENDS joins 34 other groups in Democracy Watch Money in Politics Campaign

FRIENDS endorses 17 recommendations to clean up Canada's political finance system, affirming its commitment to build and defend an audio-visual system that promotes democratic values and active citizenship.

Oct 18, 1999 — News Release

New Direction for the CBC

New CBC president Robert Rabinovitch has knowledge, skill and understanding to chart new course for public broadcaster

Jun 11, 1999 — News Release

CRTC Gambles with "Trust Us" Decision

Friends predicts CRTC decision to trust private broadcasters to present more Canadian programming a gamble; welcomes other aspects of licencing decision

May 18, 1999 — News Release

FRIENDS releases COMPAS Inc. poll on CBC – Survey Says: "Get Over It"

Survey says Canadians believe CBC provides most balanced coverage, though appointments to board of directors give government too much control over content

Jan 21, 1999 — News Release

FRIENDS' Comments on Copps' Feature Film Report

Government should be working to promote Canadian content in film and TV, not cutting funding to CBC, NFB