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FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says the time has come for the CRA to update its interpretation of what broadcasting means and end the tax deductibility of ads placed on foreign-controlled digital platforms.
In a letter to Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, FRIENDS comments on critical issues affecting the future of Canadian content in a digital world.
'Our society needs journalists': Reckoning with the future of news in the wake of latest Postmedia losses by David Gray
Mount Royal University professor says news media's role 'now more important than ever' in Canada.
The head of the country's broadcast regulator says TV stations have a responsibility to produce local news, even if it hurts their bottom line.
CRTC Chairman laments that a “disturbing number” of TV stations have cut staff and centralized operations.
CRTC Chairman says TV stations have a responsibility to produce local news, even if it hurts their bottom line.
Columnist speaks about why local journalism matters.
Columnist says local journalism speaks directly to readers about their community and their neighbourhood.
Canadian media ‘crisis’ puts democracy at risk, says Torstar chair John Honderich by Bruce Campion-Smith
Torstar chair tells MPs that Canadian media are facing a “crisis” as market forces shrink newsrooms, leaving fewer journalists to report the news vital to a vibrant democracy.
Editorial states a free and unfettered news media is an essential component of democracy.
Following a recent decision by the CRTC, CBC Radio One has been approved to expand its programming to the FM dial in the St. John's area.
After filing for bankruptcy in December 2015 and subsequently slashing programming including weekend newscasts, CHCH has announced it will introduce half-hour broadcasts of evening news airing on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 and 11 p.m.
Reporter says, even after all the recent setbacks, the Montreal World Film Festival seems surprisingly popular with the public. Ironically, the precarious situation of the festival may have played a part by drawing more attention to it.
Columnist says the same municipal leaders who are saying no to Kabane77 are heavy promoters of one of the collective’s primary goals - protecting creative workshops and artists’ spaces.
FRIENDS comments on the renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups.
CMG, which represents Radio-Canada workers outside of Québec, has learned that the daily local 30-minute noon-hour news and public affairs show will no longer be produced and heard in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
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.
Columnist says Victoria’s CHEK-TV has long been a trailblazer in the television industry, setting records as the first independently owned TV station in B.C., the first station in Canada to introduce colour telecasting, and — as of 2009 — the first employee-owned TV station in North America.
The Trudeau government can and should abolish the Board through an amendment to the Broadcasting Act, replacing it with a new governance structure whose members are appointed based on merit and independent from the government.