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Mar 1, 2015 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Leaders Series about the CBC with Elizabeth May

You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Ms. May here.

Learn more about the Leaders Series here.

Feb 27, 2015 — News Article

Burnaby group hosts webcast event with Elizabeth May

Green party leader Elizabeth May will talk about what she would do with the CBC if she was prime minister at an upcoming Burnaby event, hosted by FRIENDS.

Feb 27, 2015 — News Release

Elizabeth May talks CBC during Friends’ Leaders Series

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’ Leaders Series about the CBC continues with the webcast of interviews with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Feb 26, 2015 — News Article

Watch the anti-Harper ad CBC refuses to air by Miranda Nelson

FRIENDS says all major Canadian TV networks and station owners—Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers, and Shaw—will not run Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that poked fun at Stephen Harper's "hostile agenda" for the CBC.

Feb 25, 2015 — News Release

Forbidden Ad: Networks reject Friends’ TV spots

All the major Canadian TV network and station owners: Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers and Shaw have refused to air Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that satirize Stephen Harper for his hostile agenda towards the CBC.

Feb 25, 2015 — News Article

Television Networks Reject Friends' TV Spots

FRIENDS says the ads the networks do not want Canadians to see are meant to hold the Harper government to account for the damage it has done to public broadcasting in Canada.

Feb 25, 2015 — Blog Post

Elizabeth May talks CBC

Don Newman will be in the interviewer’s chair when Elizabeth May sits down for the second installment of the Leaders Series about the CBC.

Don, the former senior parliamentary editor for CBC Television and host of the daily politics program CBC News: Politics, will quiz Ms. May about where the Green Party stands on the future of our national public broadcaster, the CBC.

Learn more about the Leaders Series about the CBC

Feb 25, 2015 — News Article

Ad Mocking Harper Over CBC Cuts Rejected By All Networks, FCB Says, But..

FRIENDS says no major TV station owners in Canada are willing to run an ad it has produced criticizing the Harper government for its approach to the CBC.

Feb 25, 2015 — News Article

BBC Trust Should Be Abolished, License Fee Replaced, U.K. Parliament Report Says by George Szalai

A committee of the U.K. parliaments says the governing body of the public broadcaster "has failed to meet expectations," while the fee on TV homes should in the medium-term be replaced by a levy on all households.

Feb 19, 2015 — News Article

Pour l’amour de Radio-Canada by Philippe Orfali

1500 people attended the show Tous en coeur in support Radio-Canada. Among them, Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, called on Canadians to elect a government that will support the public broadcaster.

Feb 19, 2015 — News Article

Harper exerce une pression inacceptable sur l'intégrité du diffuseur public

The FPJQ (Professional Federation of Quebec Journalists) is critical of the disrespect Prime Minister Stephen Harper demonstrated towards Radio-Canada in an interview on 93FM, a Quebec City radio. Mr. Harper questioned the integrity of the public broadcaster’s employees by saying many people at Radio-Canada hate Conservative Party values.

Feb 19, 2015 — News Article

D'autres voix pour défendre Radio-Canada par Richard Therrien

Les initiatives de mobilisation en faveur de Radio-Canada se multiplient depuis quelques semaines. Après le lancement d'un vidéoclip regroupant 125 vedettes, et un grand spectacle qui a réuni une trentaine d'artistes au Métropolis à Montréal, le Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique (SCFP) a lancé une série de capsules vidéo dans lesquelles des personnalités affirment leur attachement à Radio-Canada, racontent une anecdote liée au diffuseur public ou s'indignent des compressions qui lui sont imposées.

Feb 18, 2015 — News Article

How and why to save the CBC: A Q&A with Rogers VP Kenneth Whyte

Senior vice-president of public policy for Rogers Communications tells former CBC Radio producer and host Don Hill that Canada needs a national public broadcaster more than ever, and offers some ideas for how the CBC could survive and thrive amid the tumultuous changes in 21stcentury media environment.

Feb 18, 2015 — News Article

CBC considering sale of downtown Toronto headquarters amid staff reductions and budget cuts by Jen Gerson

In the face of new technology and budget cuts, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is mulling the sale of its downtown Toronto headquarters, a move network officials admit may shake staff morale and its public image.

Feb 18, 2015 — News Article

You want a top-notch broadcaster, Canada? Show CBC the money by Kate Taylor

Columnist says by international standards, the CBC is appallingly underfunded.

Feb 18, 2015 — News Article

Des gestes à la parole by Valérie Lessard

Columnist says Stephen Harper is moving from action to talk. Although he has been aggressively cutting the CBC/Radio-Canada budget for years, his latest on air remarks on 93FM - he attacked Radio-Canada employees’ integrity - reveal his true intentions for the public broadcaster.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

Amanda Lang review continues, CBC exec tells senators

CBC executives who appeared before a Senate committee to discuss the future of the public broadcaster also faced questions about internal investigations underway at the corporation.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada Consolidates English and French Sales Teams by Chris Powell

CBC/Radio-Canada has introduced its restructured sales unit, which brings together its English and French sales teams to offer national solutions across its TV, radio and digital assets.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

CBC boss defends public broadcaster during tense grilling by Senate committee by Jordan Press

Columnist says the head of Canada’s public broadcaster defended his staff, their journalism and the culture of the CBC during what was at times a tense atmosphere in a Senate committee hearing.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

Top CBC brass to face senators' grilling on recent controversies by Jordan Press

The top three executives at CBC, including president Hubert Lacroix, will likely face sharp questions from a Senate committee about the public broadcaster’s plans for dealing with troubling behaviour from some employees.