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Sep 2, 2015 — News Article

Canadian Newspapers, Local TV Could Be Gone By 2025: Analyst by Daniel Tencer

In a study issued last month, Ken Goldstein, founder of Communications Management Inc., said the twin disappearances of newspapers and local TV will have “obvious” implications for Canadians’ ability to get local news.

Sep 2, 2015 — News Article

Harper’s war on news media by Craig Adolphe

Columnist says that while cuts to the CBC predate the Conservative government's tenure, it wasn’t until then that Canadians saw it done with such glee.

Aug 29, 2015 — News Article

CBC drops local TV affiliates in Oshawa, Peterborough and Kingston by Robin Levinson King

The CRTC announced Thursday that CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Channel 12 in Oshawa and CKWS-TV in Kingston would be ending their affiliation with CBC and entering into a “program supply agreement” with CTV beginning Aug. 31.

Aug 28, 2015 — News Article

The CBC: Past, Present and Future by Tony Manera

Columnist says that without the CBC, English language Canadian broadcasting would be little more than a branch plant of the American media industry.

Aug 26, 2015 — News Article

Ministers want BBC to consider ‘assisted suicide’, says Armando Iannucci by Armando Iannucci

Award-winning writer says it would be ‘bad capitalism’ to diminish the public broadcaster and claims debate has been poisoned by newspaper industry.

Aug 26, 2015 — News Article

General Rick Hillier post to Facebook expresses dislike of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting ad

General Rick Hillier takes issue with latest FRIENDS television ad and says the CBC should "earn their own way as other networks are required to."

Aug 25, 2015 — News Article

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting doubling down on 2015 campaign by Janice Dickson

FRIENDS says that over the past year the group has had one priority in mind — to hold the prime minister and his party to account for the damage he’s done to the CBC.

Aug 20, 2015 — News Article

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting takes aim at Harper Conservatives with pro-CBC campaign by Miranda Nelson

FRIENDS is currently airing advertisements critical of the Harper government's treatment of the public broadcaster.

Aug 18, 2015 — News Article

Lawsuit alleges CBC used YouTube video without permission by Matt Ingram

 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is facing a lawsuit in the United States over the alleged use of a YouTube video without the owner's permission.

Aug 11, 2015 — News Release

CBC refuses ads private networks accept

The CBC is refusing to air TV ads intended to hold the Harper government accountable for the damage it has done to the national public broadcaster.

Aug 10, 2015 — News Article

How Netflix subscribers may be unwitting tax evaders by Joel Eastwood

According to Finance Canada, Canadian Netflix subscribers are technically required to voluntarily hand over the sales tax even if they don't see it on their statements.

Aug 10, 2015 — Ad Campaign

"Take Back the CBC" national ad campaign

This ad will run 445 times during the next 20 days – in English on BNN, CTV News Channel, HGTV, Sportsnet and Sportsnet 1; and in French on Canal Vie.

English Version:

French Version:

Aug 4, 2015 — News Article

CBC supporters fire first election shots by Jack Knox

FRIENDS arguesthe Conservatives are systematically dismantling one of the institutions that keeps Canada together.

Aug 3, 2015 — Blog Post

Hands across the country for the CBC - Statement by St. John's Mayor Dennis O’Keefe

His worship Mayor Dennis O’Keefe joins hands with Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in support of the CBC on the occasion of the placing of the 800th We Vote CBC! campaign lawn sign in Victoria. 

Aug 3, 2015 — News Article

Broadcaster gets boost by Joe Gibbons

FRIENDS and other advocates of public broadcasting are lobbying to save it from cutbacks.

Jul 31, 2015 — News Article

Mark Starowicz, the last of CBC’s great documentarians, rolls the credits by Simon Houpt

Mark Starowicz says he sees no contradiction between the notion of a high-quality public broadcaster and populism. 

Jul 31, 2015 — News Release

Hands across the country for the CBC

The We Vote CBC! campaign in Victoria will mark the placing of the 800th lawn sign in the city with a special event.  

Jul 31, 2015 — News Release

Hands across the country for the CBC – PHOTO OP

Saint John's Mayor Dennis O’Keefe will join hands with Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in support of the CBC on the occasion of the placing of the 800thWe Vote CBC! campaign lawn sign in Victoria. 

Jul 30, 2015 — News Article

Memo: Mark Starowicz leaving CBC by Chantal Braganza

From CBC executive vice-president English services Heather Conway to staff.

Jul 29, 2015 — News Article

Bill Chambers, vice-president, Strategy & Public affairs, leaving CBC/Radio-Canada

Bill Chambers, Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs will be leaving the public broadcaster on August 31st.