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Nov 26, 2014 — Blog Post

Meeting with Elizabeth May

FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, met with Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May, yesterday to discuss the importance of the CBC and to brief her on FRIENDS’ pre-election strategy in swing ridings.

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Nov 23, 2014 — News Article

Peter Mansbridge: CBC’s anchor in a storm by Vinay Menon

“There are certainly folks here who are working on yet again trying to do things better, faster, smarter, nimbler,” says Heather Conway, CBC’s executive vice-president of English-language services. “Do more with less. Do the same with less. And in some cases, do less with less.”

Nov 22, 2014 — News Article

Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere by Linden MacIntyre

Author and journalist says the business of journalism is in serious decline and that the business model doesn't work anymore but the emphasis on profit is probably even more acute now than it ever was.

Nov 22, 2014 — News Article

Why Conservatives like the CBC ratings game by Konrad Yakabuski

Columnist says that it easy to understand why the Harper government would want the CBC, an institution it deeply distrusts, to play the ratings game - requiring the broadcaster to further emphasize its Broadcasting Act mandate to “entertain” Canadians, while de-emphasizing its responsibility to “enlighten” and “inform” them.

Nov 20, 2014 — News Article

Pursuit of truth drives Linden MacIntyre in last Fifth Estate episode by Simon Houpt

Last May, as CBC/Radio-Canada announced it would eliminate another 657 positions, MacIntyre, now 71, volunteered to be one of the departed and hopes both to save the positions of one or two younger staffers, and also to put a highly visible face on the cuts.

Nov 20, 2014 — News Article

In Era of Cuts, a Little CBC Nostalgia by Crawford Kilian

Columnist says the damage made to the CBC is hard to assess if we can't remember what an extraordinary public broadcaster it once was.

Nov 19, 2014 — News Article

SRC: de la colère by Mario Proulx

Mario Proulx, a 2011 winner of the CBC/Radio-Canada President's Prize, returns it to Hubert Lacroix as a gesture of protest against his lack of defence of the public broadcaster in the face of Conservative government attacks and budget cuts.

Nov 19, 2014 — News Article

Opinion: Amid threats to its viability, it's clear the CBC must be adequately funded by Ryan Young

A poll this year by Nanos found that 87 per cent of Canadians said they would like to see CBC’s funding increased or maintained.

Nov 19, 2014 — News Article

The CBC, its billion-dollar question and lessons from the Ghomeshi affair by Linden MacIntyre

Former CBC personality says that while the public broadcaster was once one of Canada’s most important and successful public institutions, it is now on the cusp of a disaster.

Nov 19, 2014 — News Article

Hubert Lacroix in the lions' den at CBC annual meeting by Paul Delean

CBC president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix says he fully intends to complete his mandate, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Nov 17, 2014 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor: Re "Thousands march to protest CBC/Radio-Canada cuts by Karen Seidman"

In a letter to the editor submitteed to the Montreal Gazette, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison clarifies that Friend of Canadian Broadcasting is not affiliated with "I Love CBC".

Nov 17, 2014 — News Article

Thousands march to protest CBC/Radio-Canada cuts by Karen Seidman

There was an outpouring of support for the CBC/Radio-Canada as thousands of people took to the streets on a wintry Sunday afternoon to protest ongoing budget and job cuts at the Crown corporation.

Nov 15, 2014 — News Article

CBC: the Liberal Vision by Stéphane Dion

Liberal MP says that now as always, Canada needs an alert, objective, creative and free public broadcaster; and to fulfill that need, adequate resources and the right conditions are needed.

Nov 15, 2014 — News Article

CBC: the Liberal Vision by Stéphane Dion

Liberal MP says that now as always, Canada needs an alert, objective, creative and free public broadcaster; and to fulfill that need, adequate resources and the right conditions are needed.

Nov 14, 2014 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Forum on the Future of Public Broadcasting - Whitby-Oshawa by-election

Last night at the Whitby Yacht Club candidates for three of the four political parties with House of Commons representation spoke to a packed public forum.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

Its outlook stormy, CBC turns to the Weather Network by Simon Houpt

CBC and The Weather Network strike an agreement that will see forecasts from the privately owned weather channel appear on the public broadcaster’s flagship evening newscast, The National, while CBC news reports will air on The Weather Network.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

Despite Netflix invasion, French network Canal Plus thrives at 30 by Lidya Patal

This November, France’s premier pay-TV network Canal Plus is celebrating 30 years since its initial launch in 1984.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

CBC's Hubert Lacroix on relationships and his vision for the public broadcaster by Karl Moore

CBC President Hubert Lacroix discusses how Canadians consume content and how it has changed from 10 years ago.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

The party’s over for CBC’s inadvertent incubator by Erica Butler

Columnist says as CBC Halifax reshapes itself to fit into a newly renovated space that's about one-third the size of its former office, the city has lost a major cultural hub.

Nov 13, 2014 — News Article

CBC staff refuse award to protest job cuts by Laura Kane

Radio-Canada staff refused an award presented to them Wednesday by CBC President Hubert Lacroix in protest of ongoing job losses at the public broadcaster.