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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 par Jacques Gallant

CBC affirme que le journalisme pratiqué par sa correspondante Amanda Lang correspond répond aux normes journalistiques de la corporation.

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.

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.