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  May 27, 2009 - Podcast - Local TV and the CBC
In a presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, FRIENDS cites research that says Canadians consider local news their top television priority and that the vast majority want the budget for public broadcasting increased.

May 2, 2008 - Podcast - FRIENDS at the CRTC BDU Hearings
Video of FRIENDS' presentation to the CRTC on possible regulation changes for Canada's cable and satellite industry.

Apr 23, 2008 - Podcast - Canadians views about possible cable de-regulation
Video of a press conference hosted by actor RH Thomson where the results of a public opinion poll on possible rule changes to cable and satellite companies are released.

Apr 1, 2008 - Podcast - FRIENDS on ichannel's public affairs program @issue
Video of FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, talking about possible rule changes for an increasingly powerful segment of the broadcasting industry - cable monopolies and satellite companies.

Dec 31, 2007 - Podcast - Keep it Canadian Event in Calgary
Video presentation of an event in Calgary, AB on Dec 5, 2007 to keep the ownership of Canadian media in Canadian hands.

Oct 16, 2007 - Podcast - FRIENDS presentation to the CRTC on the Diversity of Voices proceeding
In a presentation to the CRTC, FRIENDS recommends that BDU's (big cable and satellite companies) should be a focus of the Diversity of Voices review.

July 20, 2007 - Podcast - FRIENDS presentation to supporters at a 20th birthday celebration
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. A special reception was held on June 1st, 2007 in Saskatoon, SK to celebrate.

Dec 15, 2006 - Podcast - FRIENDS on Report on Business Television's SqueezePlay
Ian Morrison talks with SqueezePlay's hosts about the relevance of the CRTC, and the regulation of Canada's cultural industries. Click to view. © Report on Business Television

Sept 19, 2006 - Podcast - FRIENDS presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance
This Video Podcast features a presentation FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, made to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

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No ads on CBC Radio Campaign

This series of public service announcements illustrates what Stephen Harper's agenda of CBC might sound like.

Mouth of Gold
Flakaderm
Weedaflex


Tell Canadian Stories Public Service Announcements

"Tell Canadian Stories" was a national television advertising campaign underscoring the importance of Canadian content on television. The humourous spots feature a Hollywood director, played by Winnipeg-born comedian David Huband, making films about icons like Rocket Richard, John A. Macdonald, Bobby Orr and the Canadian North. The director of the spots is Mitch Gabourie and the writer is Aubrey Singer. Produced in 2003, "Tell Canadian Stories" is still as relevant today as when they aired nationwide on CBC, CTV and CHUM.

Sir John A. Macdonald
Richard the Rocket
Snow Gangsta
Bobby Orr
Making of the PSA's


Dalton Camp Award

The Dalton Camp Award was established by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting to encourage and recognize excellence in essay-writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. Each year, up to three Canadians are selected to win a prize consisting of a bronze cast medal and $5,000. Learn more about the Dalton Camp Award.

Dalton Camp Award Video


Other Videos

Oct 30, 2008 - Decisions made by the CRTC by Graham Richardson
FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says cable companies such as Shaw Communications may not be happy with having to put more money into local television programming. © BNN

Oct 30, 2008 - FRIENDS on BNN's SqueezePlay
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, says that Canadian citizens, as "shareholders" of the broadcasting system, were well served by a CRTC decision on the cable industry. © BNN

FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, makes recommendations to the CRTC on possible regulation changes for Canada's cable and satellite industry. © CPAC

Apr 7, 2008 - FRIENDS on BNN's SqueezePlay
FRIENDS says the decision to lock out employees placed CBC management on probation with the decision makers in government. © BNN

Oct 27, 2005 - Eric Sorensen story on the CBC lockout
FRIENDS says the decision to lock out employees placed CBC management on probation with the decision makers in government. © CBC

May 19, 2004 - FRIENDS on CPAC's Talk Politics
Ian Morrison commenting on a survey that says 85% of Canadians want ownership rules for domestic media companies strengthened and more funding support for the CBC. Note: this is a large file and may take a few moments to begin playing. © CPAC

Sept 29, 2003 - FRIENDS on CPAC's Talk Politics
Ian Morrison discussing the "Tell Canadian Stories" Public Service Announcements and the need for more Canadian drama on Television. Note: this is a large file and may take a few moments to begin playing. © CPAC