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News Releases — 2017

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Sep 28, 2017 — News Release

Media Advisory

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available to comment this afternoon following the release of Minister Joly’s report on Canadian content in the digital age. 

Sep 28, 2017 — News Release

Joly tinkers

After two years of study and consultation, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has come up with only a few modest steps to boost Canadian content, according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jun 15, 2017 — News Release

FRIENDS supports Heritage Committee’s local media prescription

The 20 recommendations proposed by the House of Commons Heritage Committee to rescue struggling Canadian news are a recipe for success according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jun 12, 2017 — News Release

Nanos Poll: Feds should protect local news and CBC’s independence

A new Nanos poll reveals Canadians place high value on local news, are concerned about the decline of journalism in Canada and want the federal government to actively support local news.

May 24, 2017 — News Release

Bashing the CBC no recipe for Tory growth

A new set of polls demonstrates that while CBC bashing may be good politics for those vying to lead the federal Conservative Party, this approach will be counter-productive if not dialed back once a new leader seeks support from the general public. 

Feb 1, 2017 — News Release

IpoliticsLIVE Event - Bleeding Red Ink: The Future of Canadian Media

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and J-Source are sponsoring an ipoliticsLIVE event to discuss ways to ensure the survival of Canadian media, high quality journalism and local reflection. 

Jan 23, 2017 — News Release

Simple move would support local media and raise government revenues

A 20th-century CRA opinion is the only barrier to infusing hundreds of millions of advertising dollars into hard-pressed Canadian media outlets and generating up to $1B annually in new federal revenues at the same time, according to a report released today by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.