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Speeches

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes oral presentations to parliamentary committees, citizens' groups and broadcasting-related conferences.

You can also click here to view oral presentations of policy submissions

Nov 15, 2014 — Speech

The Future of CBC/Radio-Canada by Thomas Mulcair

The Leader of the Official Opposition gives a speech at the Convention for the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec on the NDP's public broadcasting policy.

May 22, 2014 — Speech

Press Conference: More CBC cuts coming

FRIENDS launches a new social media advertising campaign with the goal to head off a new round of CBC cuts before they are announced.

Jul 22, 2013 — Speech

'Free the CBC' campaign press conference

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson in a press conference on Parliament Hill launching new ads challenging Stephen Harper's hostile takeover bid for the CBC, and his government's effort to intimidate journalists.

May 8, 2013 — Speech

FREE CBC from political interference Budget Omnibus Bill C-60

In a press conference on Parliament Hill, FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, says that when the government takes control of collective bargaining at the CBC, as Bill C-60 proposes to do, the Prime Minister will become the ultimate boss of all of the CBC’s employees.

Feb 11, 2013 — Speech

Speech about FRIENDS' participation in the CRTC's recent public hearings concerning CBC/Radio-Canada's network licence renewals

FRIENDS Spokesperson speech to Radio-Canada employees who are members of SCFP Local 675 at the Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal to outline FRIENDS' participation in the CRTC's recent public hearings concerning CBC/Radio-Canada's network licence renewals.

Nov 8, 2011 — Speech

How are we gearing up for New TV and Radio Services?

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson at the ABU General Assembly 2011 on how new technologies will address audience's needs.

Aug 4, 2010 — Speech

Is Public Broadcasting Still Relevant for Canada in the 21st Century?

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson at the Stratford Summer Music Harry Somers Lecture on the role and relevance of the CBC in Canadian society.

May 26, 2010 — Speech

On-Air Diversity: a Case for Community Broadcasting

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson at the Asia Media Summit in Beijing China on the important roles community TV channels play.

May 24, 2010 — Speech

Trends in Reporting Religions

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson at the International Media Dialogue on Cultures and Religions in Beijing China on Canadian trends in reporting religions.

Dec 5, 2007 — Speech

Keep It Canadian

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson at an event in Calgary to keep the ownership of Canadian media in Canadian hands.

May 28, 2006 — Speech

Public service broadcasting essentials: Editorial independence and Public accountability – an uneasy relationship?

Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson to the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development/UNESCO international seminar on editorial independence and public accountability - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Oct 4, 2005 — Speech

Notes for Remarks by Ian Morrison to the Calgary Rotary Club, Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary

FRIENDS spokesperson addresses need for CBC governance reform, increased funding of local and regional programming in aftermath of CBC lockout.

May 10, 2005 — Speech

Media Independence and the War on Terror

Remarks by Ian Morrison on behalf of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to the Asia Media Summit 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 10, 2005.

Apr 30, 2005 — Speech

Using Radio & TV to Enhance Civil Society

Remarks by Ian Morrison on behalf of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's Caribbean and Canadian Regional Conference on Health Broadcasting, Bridgetown, Barbados, April 30, 2005.

Apr 21, 2004 — Speech

Public Service Broadcasting – Its Special Responsibilities

Remarks by Ian Morrison, Spokesperson, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, to the Asia Media Summit 2004, Kuala Lumpur.

Mar 14, 2004 — Speech

Issues on the Canadian Media Landscape

Remarks by Ian Morrison, Spokesperson, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, to the Prairie Region of the Canadian University Press, University Centre, University of Manitoba.

Jan 15, 2004 — Speech

Remarks by Ian Morrison at Parliament Hill Seminar on Foreign Ownership

If foreign ownership rules are relaxed, integrated foreign media companies will likely gain control of Canadian BDUs and have the ability to control and promote their own content.

Dec 11, 2003 — Speech

Remarks by Ian Morrison to the World Electronic Media Forum, Workshop on Public Service Broadcasting, Palexpo, Geneva

Where public service broadcasting is weak, it is an indicator of lower participation by citizens in shaping the forces that influence their lives.

Feb 15, 2003 — Speech

Who Controls Canada's Media?

Canadians want strong, independent public broadcaster, not control of media by PM, central Canada, private broadcasters

Nov 14, 2001 — Speech

MCTV

Sault residents encouraged to fight to keep local TV station, demand that CTV deliver