All Governance Articles

May 16, 2016 — News Article

CBC's failure of governance hurts us all by Tony Manera

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. 

Nov 1, 2015 — News Article

Independent journalism and the future of the CBC

Al Jazeera's The Listening Post's Flo Phillips reports on the future of the CBC.

Oct 30, 2015 — News Article

Unions call on CBC president and board to step down

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.

Sep 22, 2015 — News Article


The Liberal Party party promises it will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.

Sep 12, 2015 — News Article

Leaders’ Tour - September 22, 2015 – Justin Trudeau – Montreal

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.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Release

Harper blueprint embedded in Senate CBC report

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.

Apr 10, 2015 — News Article

Télé-Québec perd sa PDG by Michèle Fortin

Michèle Fortin will have to leave her job as CEO of Télé-Québec on July 3rd. She will be replaced by Denis Dubois.

Jul 28, 2014 — News Article

Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal by Etan Vlessing

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.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

Canadian Cable Giant Continues to Lose TV Customers by Etan Vlessing

Shaw Communications managed cable and satellite TV price increases during the latest quarter but still shed subscribers.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

Shaw Announces Second Quarter Financial and Operating Results

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.

Mar 24, 2014 — News Article

Women honoured for their contributions to film by Tara Bradbury

Local film industry luminaries Barbara Doran and FRIENDS Steering Committee Chair Noreen Golfman have been recognized for their work.

Jan 23, 2014 — News Article

Rogers names Scott Moore as president of Sportsnet & NHL services

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.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Jul 4, 2013 — News Article

Bell Media adds Astral execs to leadership team by Danielle Ng See Quan

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.

Feb 7, 2013 — News Article

NFB names Ravida Din as English program director general by Kelly Anderson

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has appointed Ravida Din, who has been an executive producer and producer at the organization since 2007, as the director general of its English program.

Jul 5, 2012 — News Article

A Journey to Media Literacy

Short video produced by the European Association for Viewers Interest- an adventure that will transform Jack and make him media-wise!

May 31, 2012 — News Article

“Filter Bubbles”: Public discourse in an age of citizen journalism by Regan Burles

Winner of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award discusses Kai Nagata and the link between media and democracy.

Apr 30, 2012 — News Release

Michaëlle Jean is the People’s Pick for CBC Chair

FRIENDS says the CBC belongs to all Canadians and its leadership positions should be open to the best and brightest citizens, not just those on the government’s patronage pay-off list

Apr 30, 2012 — Blog Post

People’s Pick for CBC Chair

Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the results of the People's Pick for CBC Chair, an online vote sponsored by FRIENDS to underscore the need to end the practice of appointing CBC’s leadership through political patronage.

Apr 26, 2012 — News Release

FRIENDS launch People’s Pick for CBC Chair

FRIENDS says the antiquated practice of political patronage for appointing the CBC Board and President is in need of reform.