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Columnist says CBC Radio would add to the list of quality sources of local news and information available to Hamilton residents - a keystone of a healthy democracy.
FRIENDS invites CBC President, Hubert T. Lacroix, to clarify the public broadcaster's plan for preserving Canada's unique heritage in the CBC Archive.
Three quarters of Ontarians support maintaining (53%) or increasing (20%) funding to TVOntario and its French-language counterpart TFOntario, according to a new Nanos survey, including 66% of Ontarians who would consider voting for Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives (52% support maintaining TVO funding, while 14% would increase it).
A new poll shows that a majority of Ontarians say TVO and TFO deserve the financial support of the government and agree or somewhat agree that Ontario's provincial political leaders should ensure that TVO and TFO remain strong for future generations
At this very moment, hundreds of thousands of TV, film, and radio recordings are heading to the incinerator, along with countless records, negatives, and other precious artifacts of Canadian culture and history.
CBC's first copy of Neil Young's Harvest? Up in smoke.Knowlton Nash, Barbara Frum, Wayne & Shuster, Peter Gzowski, Joni Mitchell, Tommy Hunter, and Glenn Gould? Up in smoke. The Beatles' final concert (it happened in Toronto)? The Queen's first visit to Canada? Up in smoke. Read more...
In advance of the provincial election in Ontario, FRIENDS has asked the major parties for their official position on the province's educational public service broadcasters, TVO and TFO. This is the response from the Green Party of Ontario.
Close the Loophole – The Deductibility of Foreign Internet Advertising was the topic of discussion by Parliamentarians at a special breakfast event on the Hill on April 24.
In advance of the provincial election in Ontario, FRIENDS has asked the major parties for their official position on the province's educational public service broadcasters, TVO and TFO. This is the response from the Ontario Liberal Party.
The Ontario Liberal Party remains firmly committed to supporting the valuable and unique contributions of TVO and Group Média TFO. Our government has consistently demonstrated this commitment and invested to enable TVO and TFO to continue to support lifelong learning through their dynamic educational on air programming. In recent years, our increased investments have enabled both agencies respond to the needs of Ontario's students both inside and outside the classroom through new innovative online platforms and applications like mPower, Homework Help, Boukili and Idéllo that help to bring technology into everyday learning at school and at home.
Our government has also continued to invest in the continued success of the creative industries by offering a comprehensive suite of tax credits, budgeting nearly $485M to invest in the sector through cultural media tax credits in 2017-18. We recognize the essential ways that TVO and TFO support our publicly funded education system and broader society, and we look forward to continuing to build on the strong foundation we have established with both public broadcasters. In contrast, on March 28, Conservative leader Doug Ford joked that he would reduce the CBC's public funding if he could, as per the Toronto Star's coverage on that day.
A charitable group dedicated to preserving the country’s broadcasting heritage is calling on the CBC to stop destroying original television and radio broadcast materials as it moves to digitize the content.
Columnist asks whether the CBC can transform itself so that more of the best and brightest at the corporation will think about making their whole careers in Edmonton or Halifax instead of migrating to Toronto?
In advance of the provincial election in Ontario, FRIENDS has asked the major parties for their official position on the province's educational public service broadcasters, TVO and TFO. This is the response from Ontario's NDP.
Columnist takes issue with the public broadcaster not airing any Winnipeg Jets games during the playoffs, focusing instead on Toronto.
Mercer became notorious for delivering heated rants about Canadian issues while storming through a Toronto alley emblazoned with graffiti, for putting politics into thought-provoking perspective, and for exploring the nooks and crannies of the nation's landscape and contemporary culture.
Catherine Tait, the newly named CBC president, will be the first person with a significant background in the media industry to hold the job since J. Alphonse Ouimet and Tony Manera.
It’s time for CBC to assume its rightful place in the Canadian media solar system, not just to fill gaps but to lead by example, aim for bold creative excellence and raise the bar for all.
In this open letter to Catherine Tait, Guy Fournier asks her to use the all-mighty power conferred by her new appointment to help CBC by better aligning its french and english televisions with the mandate of the public broadcaster and by pressuring the government to end commercials on CBC/Radio-Canada.
‘The CBC needs to figure out what it can do best as a public broadcaster and, just as important, what no other organization can do well.’
Columnist says the issue with the public broadcaster boils down to CBC’s ineptitude, fear of challenging drama and neuroses about its role.
In this French radio interview, FRIENDS spoke-person, Daniel Bernhard, comments on Catherine Tait's appointment at the reins of the CBC, and discusses the work that remains to ensure the independence of the public broadcaster.