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Précis: Miller-Rogers Opinion on Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process
This précis has been prepared for readers’ convenience by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, not by Peter Miller/Brian MacLoed Rogers.
FRIENDS offers recommendations to the government on its tax and CRTC policies, including requiring Netflix and other foreign OTT services to collect sales taxes, as their Canadian competitors must do.
FRIENDS has commissioned a legal opinion from two experts in broadcasting and media law, Peter H. Miller and Brian MacLeod Rogers on options for how the Liberal government's commitment might be achieved.
For too long, friends and supporters of the government-in-power have been appointed to oversee and govern our CBC. Stephen Harper abused this power to an unprecedented extent. Today, 8 of 10 members of the CBC Board are or have been donors to the Conservative Party. Harper has ensured his hostile agenda will live on by appointing some Board members to serve until 2020, the year after the next election.
As the CBC’s Board of Directors meets in Ottawa today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is launching a new Reform the Board social media campaign calling for the CBC’s existing Board to be replaced.
Social media video urging Prime Minister Trudeau to keep his promise to ensure merit-based and independent appointments to CBC’s Board.
Former Senior Vice-President at CBC says that despite the partial restoration of its budget by the federal government, CBC governance needs a major overhaul.
The two main unions representing CBC workers are demanding that president and CEO Hubert Lacroix and the board of directors step down for failing to defend public broadcasting.
The Liberal Party party promises it will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.
While campaigning in Montreal, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau outlines the Liberal's plan to reinvest in the cultural and creative industries. View the press conference.
The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Michèle Fortin will have to leave her job as CEO of Télé-Québec on July 3rd. She will be replaced by Denis Dubois.
Columnist says the new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings.
Shaw Communications managed cable and satellite TV price increases during the latest quarter but still shed subscribers.
Net income of $222 million or $0.46 per share for the quarter ended February 28, 2014 compared to $182 million or $0.38 per share for the same period last year.
Local film industry luminaries Barbara Doran and FRIENDS Steering Committee Chair Noreen Golfman have been recognized for their work.
The appointment of Scott Moore comes after Toronto-based Rogers scores the Canadian broadcast and digital platform rights to National Hockey League games in a $5.2-billion, 12-year deal that begins with the 2014-15 season.
Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed.
Announced by Bell Media president Kevin Crull, Jacques Parisien will become president, national specialty and pay TV, radio and out-of-home; Charles Benoît is named president, television and radio, Quebec; and Luc Quétel is appointed president, Astral Out-of-Home.