News Releases — 2013
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Judging by the sky-high rate increases big cable has imposed since price de-regulation, consumers will likely feel pain in the pocketbook if unbundling of cable TV packages is announced in today’s Throne Speech.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will preview the ad campaign and release details of a new Nanos poll at a news conference this morning.
The CBC has refused to air television ads that challenge the Conservative government's takeover of the national public broadcaster.
CBC's new licences, announced this morning by Canada's broadcast regulator, are the culmination of years of neglect by successive governments and the product of the Harper Conservatives' hostility toward public broadcasting in Canada.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available to comment shortly after the release the CRTC decision concerning the renewal of the CBC’s broadcasting licences.
Many of Canada's leading authorities and practitioners of journalism are calling for changes to Bill C-60 so that the government's Omnibus Budget legislation does not do irreparable harm to the editorial independence of the CBC.
On behalf of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, Ian Morrison will testify to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance concerning C-60, the Budget Implementation Omnibus Bill that would give the Cabinet new and unprecedented authority over the CBC.
No public broadcaster in any free and democratic country anywhere in the world faces political interference with its editorial independence as proposed for the CBC in Bill C-60.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will be on the Hill tomorrow to give a news conference and brief Parliamentarians concerning the impact on the CBC of Bill C-60.
Newly assembled data from Elections Canada show that more than half of the CBC's directors are or have been financial supporters of the Conservative Party.
New public opinion research shows that, given the chance, a wide majority (68%) of voters would advise Premier Kathleen Wynne to maintain or increase funding to TVOntario in the upcoming provincial budget.
FRIENDS has launched a new website encouraging by-election voters to elect a champion of the CBC in Labrador.