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May 14, 2015 — News Article

Cameron turns to Thatcher in hope history doesn’t repeat by Mark MacKinnon

Columnist says the BBC is a likely target of David Cameron's Conservative majority government.

May 13, 2015 — News Article

Eat or be Eaten: How the NHL is changing Canadian Broadcasting by Jordan Dahl

David Taras, professor of communications at Mount Royal University suggests that, for the CBC, it appears as though the loss of NHL hockey to Rogers was only the spark that may soon ignite a forest fire.

May 12, 2015 — News Article

Ruling party eschews major networks for debates by Lynn Desjardins

The ruling Conservative Party says it will not take part in debates hosted by the usual major broadcasters during the upcoming election campaign.

May 12, 2015 — News Article

CRTC Asks for Public Input on Television Service Provider Code of Conduct

The CRTC is opening its online discussion forum to gather comments about a draft Television Service Provider Code of Conduct.

May 12, 2015 — News Article

City residents rally to make the CBC an election issue by Aileen Doyle

Columnist says Peterborough has been chosen as one of twenty riding’s to join a national campaign to save the CBC.

May 12, 2015 — News Article

Tory Trudeau trap hardly a guaranteed winner by Tim Harper

Columnist says the Conservatives are trying to stage manage their own debates and shut out the CBC, which is part of the broadcast consortium along with CTV and Global.

May 6, 2015 — Ad Campaign

Alice Munro on cuts to the CBC

Full page ad in the April and May editions of The Walrus featuring comments from the Nobel Prize winning Canadian author, Alice Munro.

May 5, 2015 — News Article

CBC has never been stronger by Denise Wilson

Senior-Managing Director of CBC (Atlantic Canada) says technology and media consumption habits are changing almost daily and the CBC must position itself so that it is agile and responsive to the audience’s changing needs.

Apr 30, 2015 — News Article

Why is CBC taking aim at our videographers? by Lise Lareau

Columnist says every CBC videographer in Alberta has received notice that they are to be laid off.

Apr 30, 2015 — News Article

Paul Almond obituary by Brian Winston

Paul Almond was a long-time and strong supporter of the work of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Apr 30, 2015 — News Article

The Great CBC Purge by Wanda Schmöckel

Columnist says the reality is there will be far fewer people in the Saskatoon region doing the work needed to bring Saskatchewan’s stories to the public.

Apr 17, 2015 — News Article

CBC program Q aimed at U.S. youth while most Canadians given a back seat by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says Q producers are much more attuned to coming up with entertainment and youth-oriented program ideas rather than off the beat Canadian ones.

Apr 15, 2015 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Leaders Series about the CBC with Justin Trudeau

You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Mr. Trudeau here.

Learn more about the Leaders Series here.

Apr 15, 2015 — News Release

Justin Trudeau talks CBC during Friends’ Leaders Series

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s Leaders Series about the CBC concludes this evening with the webcast of interviews with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Apr 15, 2015 — News Article

Does a media elite exist in Canada or not? by John Doyle

Columnist says the matter of a “media elite” in Canada isn’t about politics or brazen partisanship, but about influence, connections, money and secrecy.

Apr 13, 2015 — News Article

CanCon is up Schitt’s Creek without a paddle by Kerrie-Ann Bernard

Columnist says the CBC hit is lauded as Canadian, yet there is little Canadianness about it.

Apr 13, 2015 — News Article

CBC ‘handcuffs’ itself with decision to air Rogers’ NHL playoff games by David Shoalts

Columnist says the impact of CBC’s decision to allow for-profit Rogers Communications to broadcast NHL games for free on the public network could hit CBC’s bottom line hard over the next two and a half months thanks to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Apr 13, 2015 — News Article

Effort to make future of CBC an election item ramping up by Jeanne Pengelly

The local Peterborough chapter of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is ramping up its efforts to put the future of the CBC onto the federal-election agenda.

Apr 11, 2015 — News Article

Trudeau discusses CBC's future

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will host the public showing of Justin Trudeau’s webcast interview on the federal Liberal Party’s policies and vision for the CBC on April 15.

Apr 10, 2015 — Blog Post

Justin Trudeau talks CBC

Don Newman will once again be in the interviewer’s chair when Justin Trudeau sits down for the third 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 Mr. Trudeau about where the Liberal Party stands on the future of our national public broadcaster, the CBC.

Learn more about the Leaders Series about the CBC