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Feb 9, 2016 — News Article

Bloomberg brings its worldwide resources to Canadian TV by Peter Kenter

Bloomberg CEO says that the guiding principle governing Bloomberg TV Canada will be relevance to Canadian viewers at every level of business engagement.

Feb 9, 2016 — News Article

Revolutionary cure needed to restore health of ailing CBC by Kirk LaPointe

Columnist suggests that in order to fund Canadian programming private networks should be let out of their requirements to broadcast Canadian content, but that they should still be held to their requirements to direct 30% of their revenue to finance English Canadian content production.

Jan 26, 2016 — Policy Brief

FRIENDS presentation to the CRTC on Local Television (BN CRTC 2015-421)

FRIENDS tells Canada's broadcast regulator that without prompt action from the CRTC, many local TV stations, particularly in small and medium markets, will likely fail.

Jan 20, 2016 — Blog Post

Local TV in crisis: A Briefing Note

FRIENDS says that without action from Canada's broadcast regulator, the future of local TV looks bleak. 

Jan 19, 2016 — News Article

Audio: Cuts to Postmedia

Call in radio show on the recent cuts to Postmedia featuring an interview by David Beers, a former editor of the Vancouver Sun and the founding editor of the Tyee.

Jan 7, 2016 — News Article

New CRTC rules could cost 7,000 jobs by 2020: Report

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, one of the commissioners of the study, emphasizes that these changes will negatively impact the ability of Canadian broadcasters and news providers, to create content.

Jan 5, 2016 — News Article

Canada's New TV Rules Will Cost 15,000 Jobs, Erode Canadian Content, Study Argues by Daniel Tencer

New report says specialty channels are at risk of disappearing and Canadian content will suffer under new pick-and-pay rules.

Jan 5, 2016 — News Article

Canada’s new TV rules could erode jobs, funding, report warns by James Bradshaw

A new study, commissioned in part by FRIENDS, warns that rules designed to unbundle large cable and satellite packages could cause nearly 7,000 job losses and take away about $400-million in funding for Canadian programs.

Dec 25, 2015 — News Article

Can YouTube kill YTV? Networks grapple with shakeup in kids’ television by Robin Levinson King

Columnist says as children everywhere start to turn off their television sets and tune into streaming services, our homegrown industry is undergoing growing pains.

Dec 10, 2015 — News Article

Viewpoint: It's important that Trudeau keeps his art funding promises by Nikki Nobahar

After being sworn in on Nov.4, Mélanie Joly said that one of her top priorities is to increase the budget for both the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC. 

Dec 3, 2015 — News Article

Cultural and creative industries fuel global economy: study

Columnist says with revenues of US$2.250 trillion, cultural and creative industries account for 3% of world GDP and employ 29.5 million people, says the first-ever global economic and cultural study of the cultural and creative industries (CCI).

Nov 19, 2015 — News Article

The CBC is dying. Here’s how to save it by Richard Stursberg

Former CBC head of English Services says the government needs to begin to move now to ensure that we do not lose the CBC, and with it an important part of ourselves.

Nov 19, 2015 — News Article

Transforming the Canada Council for the Arts: Scaling up our impact for all Canadians

Speaker says a number of researchers and think tanks have joined to call on Canada to renew its social architecture to keep pace with the changes of the past decades. This means, in part, renewing the cultural component of our social architecture.


Nov 18, 2015 — News Article

How Trudeau plans to undo Harper’s legacy, brick by brick by Susan Delacourt

Columnist says nearly every minister has some Conservative handiwork to undo, according to the mandate letters and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will be reversing funding cuts to the CBC.

Nov 16, 2015 — News Article

Love Canadian Content? Rogers Unveils World-Class Canadian Production Studio, Nine New Series and New Specialty Channel

Rogers and VICE Media, the youth media brand and digital content studio announced the development of VICE Canada, a new production facility that is now in development in the heart of Toronto. 

Nov 11, 2015 — News Article

'Explosion' of aboriginal art coming, says Canada Council president

Mélanie Joly says she will deliver on a campaign promise to double annual funding to the country's arts funding agency, the Canada Council for the Arts, to the tune of $360 million.


Nov 11, 2015 — News Article


The Prime Minster explains his expectations in this mandate letter to new Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly.

Nov 5, 2015 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-421 - Review of Local and Community TV 

FRIENDS says that the CRTC and the new government should collaborate to create a policy environment that recognizes the needs and vital importance of local TV.

Nov 5, 2015 — News Article

New heritage minister Mélanie Joly says money coming to the arts, CBC

Just hours after being sworn in, Canada's new Heritage Minister outlined priorities that include increasing the budgets of the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC.