As part of its advocacy work, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes submissions and presentations to the CRTC, Parliamentary Committees, and other bodies.
FRIENDS supports the highest level of transparency and access to information possible in future CRTC proceedings.
FRIENDS tells the CRTC that cultural sovereignty must come first and foremost in any redesign of the regulatory framework for big cable and satellite companies.
FRIENDS tells the CRTC BDUs have a huge impact on diversity of voices and should be a focus of the CRTC's review.
FRIENDS offers advice to the CRTC on CanWest's application to acquire Alliance Atlantis Communications.
FRIENDS supports the Rogers acquisition of CHUM City Stations, but offers suggestions for the benefit of Canadian programming.
FRIENDS comments on proposals from a CRTC Task Force on the governance and operation of the Canadian Television Fund.
Columnist says the CRTC's recommendation that the Canadian Television Fund lower its Cancon requirement for primetime projects won't result in a dramatic spike in audiences for Canadian shows.
FRIENDS supports the CBSC proposal with the addition of two provisions to protect freedom of speech and access to employment in a changing media environment.
FRIENDS says unregulated services threaten to undermine the goals of the Broadcasting Act, and segments of the Canadian media industry now suffer from the negative impact of excessive concentration.
FRIENDS recommends that in exchange for approving CTVglobemedia's acquisition of CHUM's radio and specialty television assets, CTVglobemedia should be required to divest the five CHUM/City stations and to retain CHUM's six A-Channel stations
FRIENDS presents recommendations to parliamentarians on the role of the Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century.
FRIENDS supports application of Canada One Television for a CRTC licence.
FRIENDS recommends to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that CBC governance should be free from patronage, the public broadcaster should better reflect Canada's regions and Parliament should increase CBC's budget by $100 million per year for the next five years.