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The funds, which will be handed out by one or more independent, non-governmental organizations, are far less than some had proposed.
Canadian media and journalism are fighting for their lives and the federal government missed an opportunity to address this crisis in today’s budget.
FRIENDS wrote individual letters to the country's premiers, stating that provinces would receive more than $500-million in new revenue if proposed changes were made to what they see as a flaw in the Income Tax Act.
FRIENDS has reached out to Canada's Premiers appealing for them to urge Ottawa to close the tax loophole that encourages Canadian advertisers to spend on foreign online platforms, 80% of which ($4.4 billion per year) travels down a tax-free express lane straight to Google and Facebook in the US.
FRIENDS' second phase intervention on the CRTC's call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models.
Daniel Bernhard has been appointed to the position of Executive Director and Spokesperson of the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
This full-page ad, supported by hundreds of Canadians, was placed in "Canada's Politics and Government Newspaper".
RELATED: Jan 26, 2017 — Publication — The Deductibility of Foreign Internet Advertising
The thesis of this paper is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income TaxAct (ITA).
Giant American companies such as Google, Facebook, YouTube and many others are sucking the lifeblood out of Canada’s media economy – threatening the very future of our local TV, newspapers and radio stations – even hurting the CBC. A loophole in Canada’s tax system is actually making this happen.
Professor of media and communications at University Canada West says it is clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon.
In this open letter, Ian Morrison explains how the government could save local media by demanding a new interpretation of Section 19 of the Income Tax Act so that its dispositions apply to web media in the same way they apply to traditional media.
In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS says that it is only fair that foreign internet media contribute to Canadian content.
After two years of study and consultation, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has come up with only a few modest steps to boost Canadian content, according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has given Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s long-awaited Creative Canada Policy Framework an overall barely passing grade of C-. The core challenge the policy failed to address is the crisis facing local media in Canada as a result of the exponential growth of internet advertising – which is siphoning revenue from Canadian media to foreign internet giants.
A large group of cultural organizations for formed a coalition to urge the government to take swift action to solidify the foundation of our cultural and media ecosystem.
Journalism matters more than ever. We need help to save it by Bob Cox, Jerry Dias and Edward Greenspon
On Sept. 1, an agency of the Canadian government directed nearly $100-million to support local television news.
FRIENDS Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, recent met NDP leadership candidate and MP Guy Caron to discuss solutions to the crisis faced by Canadian media outlets and journalism.
FRIENDS has asked all four of the NDP leadership candidates for a chance to brief them about the significant consequences of the failing Canadian media sector for damage to our democracy.
The station was set to go off the air Aug. 31, but the date has been extended to Sept. 26
Columnist says daily papers are failing because millions of dollars of advertising they used to have has either moved to the internet or has just disappeared.
At the culmination of the Chronicle Herald strike, columnist says there are no winners after 26 journalists are laid off.
The show, which is being rehearsed in Newfoundland and will open Sept. 3 in Goose Bay, Labrador, will tell the story of Canada as it is now and how it will be in the future through comedic sketches and musical satire.