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News Releases — 2005

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Nov 4, 2005 — News Release

Satellite Radio Damages Canadian Musical Artists: CRTC must make a stand for Canada

Joint press release by ACTRA and FRIENDS reaffirms criticism of CRTC decision to license U.S. satellite radio services with low Canadian content requirements, welcomes CRTC decision to proceed with radio policy review, calls on CRTC to reject demands for reductions in Cancon by conventional radio broadcasters.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Release

Make the CBC President Accountable

FRIENDS calls for reform of patronage process used to appoint CBC president, additional funding for CBC local and regional programming.

Sep 5, 2005 — News Release

Ottawa expected to stand up for Canada on satellite radio

FRIENDS releases public opinion survey showing two out of three Canadians want the Government of Canada to overturn CRTC decisions to license two American satellite radio companies.

Jun 16, 2005 — News Release

CRTC and CBC attempt to subvert Parliament

Today's CRTC decision on pay radio runs counter to the Broadcasting Act and Parliament's goal of ensuring Canadian programs are predominant on Canadian airwaves, according to the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jun 13, 2005 — News Release

Dalton Camp Award Winners Announced

Two Atlantic Canadians have won the 2005 Dalton Camp Award.

Jun 8, 2005 — News Release

Winners of the 2005 Dalton Camp Award to be announced

Winners of the 2005 Dalton Camp Award will be announced next week at the Banff World Television Festival.