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News Releases — 2007

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Dec 5, 2007 — News Release

National security & cultural sovereignty trump foreign ownership of Canadian media - Keep it Canadian

Poll results show that most voters believe broadcasting and communications are too important to national security and cultural sovereignty to allow foreign control of Canadian media companies.

Dec 3, 2007 — News Release

Media Advisory - Harris/Decima survey results to be released on Wednesday, December 5 in Calgary

A poll on Canadians' attitudes toward foreign ownership of Canadian media & communications will be released at the launch of Keep It Canadian, a campaign in support of retaining Canadian control of our media and communications industries.

Nov 5, 2007 — News Release

Appointment of Hubert Lacroix as CBC President & CEO

FRIENDS says Prime Minister Harper has ignored a recommendation of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in appointing Hubert Lacroix as President of the CBC.

Jun 28, 2007 — News Release

CBC TV rings in July 1st with more foreign shows than ever

FRIENDS spot survey shows that more than a third of CBC’s weekly prime time schedule was devoted to foreign shows.

Jun 8, 2007 — News Release

CRTC gets it right in CTVgm/CHUM decision

FRIENDS says the CRTC has protected editorial diversity in local news and more choices for Canadian content during prime time with its decision to carve out five CityTV stations from the assets acquired by CTVglobemedia from CHUM.

May 31, 2007 — News Release

Calgary Sweeps 2007 Dalton Camp Awards

Calgary is home to both winners of the 2007 Dalton Camp Award, an annual essay contest on the link between democratic values and the quality of media in Canada.

May 29, 2007 — News Release

Winners of the 2007 Dalton Camp Award to be announced

Winners of the 2007 Dalton Camp Award to be announced on May 31st at the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Saskatoon.

May 23, 2007 — News Release

CBC planning for failure

FRIENDS says CBC's plan to expand supper hour news programs from 30 to 60 minutes without increasing local news budgets seems doomed to fail.

May 22, 2007 — News Release

Taxpayers fuel Hollywood buying spree

FRIENDS releases data that show Canada's private broadcasters are spending more on American programs than ever before.

Mar 14, 2007 — News Release

CBC set to unplug a million-plus Canadians

FRIENDS submits research to the Commons Heritage Committee showing a significant number of citizens would lose CBC TV programming if the public broadcaster were to drop over-the-air service outside major urban centres.