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Mar 26, 2015 — News Article

CBC eliminates 144 more jobs in new round of cuts by Robin Levinson King

Positions in the West were cut the deepest, with 37 cut from Alberta and 25 from British Columbia. Ontario will lose 30 positions.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

It’s Friday–so kick back and watch the CRTC by Katherine Dunn

The CRTC unveils new restrictions on charges for bundled TV packages.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

The pros and cons of CRTC's ‘pick and pay’ cable rules

Consumers who have long bemoaned bloated cable packages may well embrace the new model, but some have suggested that unbundling TV channels could ultimately hurt the industry, and the consumer.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

Pick-and-pay TV: Consumer choice, but at what cost?

Tech analyst says the CRTC's decision to allow "pick-and-pay" might be too little too late as the market continues its headlong rush towards purely online alternatives.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

You’ll get more options, but you might not pay less when it’s all said and done, chairman warns by Sadiya Ansari and Raju Mudhar

FRIENDS is concerned about the impact pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

National News: Conservatives must ensure consumer choice and protect the cultural sector

The NDP says they welcome changes that give consumers greater choice and low-cost basic packages, but caution that the Conservatives haven’t explained how they will ensure that pick-and-pay doesn’t lead to less choice and higher costs for some subscribers.

Mar 20, 2015 — News Article

TV giants are the CRTC’s real target by Michael Geist

Columnist says the CRTC is not taking on Netflix; it's introducing new rules for Bell, Shaw and Rogers.

Mar 19, 2015 — News Article

Multicultural shows, $25 starter cable may be biggest changes in TV landscape by Sadiya Ansari

FRIENDS is concerned about the effect pick-and-pay will have on Canadian content.

Mar 19, 2015 — News Article

CRTC Rolls Dice on the Future of Canadian Broadcasting says Friends

FRIENDS says the CRTC is rolling the dice on the future of an industry that is crucial to Canada’s cultural sovereignty and generates more than $15 billion in revenue and 66,000 jobs.

Mar 16, 2015 — News Article

Speech: CRTC chairman on Let’s Talk TV and the future of content made by Canadians by Jean-Pierre Blais

Text from a speech delivered on March 12, 2015 by CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais.

Mar 13, 2015 — News Article

The Case for a Netflix Tax Just Got Stronger by Astra Taylor

Columnist says the CRTC announcement highlights why digital media companies must ante up for Canadian film and TV productions.

Mar 13, 2015 — News Article

Talking about CanCon on the Bill Kelly Show

In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison, discusses the implications of a CRTC decision to relax Canadian Content requirements on television.  

Mar 7, 2015 — News Article

Free us from the CBC by Lorne Gunter

Columnist takes issue with FRIENDS' goal of making greater funding for the CBC a campaign issue in the upcoming federal election.

Mar 6, 2015 — News Article

CBC internal investigation clears Lang in RBC story by Jacques Gallant

CBC says senior business correspondent Amanda Lang’s journalism adheres to the corporation’s journalistic standards

Mar 3, 2015 — News Article

CBC cancels TV drama Strange Empire

The drama was one of several new shows heralded as a return to premium original Canadian content for CBC in the wake of budget cuts and the loss of Hockey Night in Canada.

Mar 3, 2015 — News Article

New local group aims to make CBC funding an issue in federal election by Joelle Kovach

The group is called We Vote CBC - Peterborough, and it is a local offshoot of a national campaign to make CBC funding an issue in the forthcoming federal election.

Mar 2, 2015 — News Article

Make CBC an election issue, group urges

The new group We Vote CBC – Peterborough, formed last year after a visit from FRIENDS.

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.