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All Local & Regional Programming Articles — 2000

Dec 22, 2000 — Blog Post

Audience for CBC Television's Supper-Hour Show

Audiences for supper-hour news programs have dropped everywhere but in Toronto

Dec 6, 2000 — News Article

CRTC chairman quits post by Mark Lamey

Françoise Bertrand, credited with running the CRTC as a proactive, fair organization, is stepping down as chairperson

Dec 5, 2000 — News Article

CRTC chairwoman Francoise Bertrand resigns by Jennifer Ditchburn

Françoise Bertrand, credited with running the CRTC as a proactive, fair organization, is stepping down as chairperson

Dec 5, 2000 — News Article

CRTC head makes surprise early exit by Jeff Gray & Daniel LeBlanc

Françoise Bertrand, credited with running the CRTC as a proactive, fair organization, is stepping down as chairperson

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Poll suggests backlash from cuts

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Survey finds Islanders upset with CBC cuts by Dave Stewart

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Voters may punish Liberals for CBC cuts by Don Richardson

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Restore CBC cuts, poll says by Moira Baird

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 17, 2000 — Opinion Poll

CBC Poll

Measures Atlantic Canadians’ reactions to reduced local news programming on CBC; follow-up to June 2000 poll

Sep 26, 2000 — News Article

Globe & Mail: CanWest vows emphasis on West by Lily Nguyen

CanWest promises greater service to Western Canada as it acquires Alberta TV stations

Aug 30, 2000 — News Article

Merger of CBC radio operations could water down local service by Chris Cobb and Susanne Hiller

CBC merger of Toronto Radio One and National network news stations could reduce local coverage for six million listeners

Aug 25, 2000 — News Article

Wayne Easter sees political agenda blocking Save Compass campaign by Mike Gauthier

Friends has launched an advertising campaign to save the CBC’s supper-hour news programs in Atlantic Canada, but MPs believe it unfairly attacks them

Aug 24, 2000 — News Release

Stand up for Compass, Stand up for the Island Ad Campaign Launched

Friends, citizen group launch campaign to pressure PEI’s 4 MPs to demand reversal of cuts to CBC local news program Compass

Aug 24, 2000 — News Article

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launches campaign

Friends has launched an advertising campaign to save the CBC’s supper-hour news programs in Atlantic Canada, but MPs believe it unfairly attacks them

Aug 23, 2000 — News Article

Friends of CBC launching ad campaign by Julie Chow

Friends has launched an advertising campaign to save the CBC’s supper-hour news programs in Atlantic Canada, but MPs believe it unfairly attacks them

Aug 22, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re BCE Inc. Acquisition of CTV Inc. [CRTC Application 2000-15497]

Friends urges CRTC to set CTV’s conditions of licence so it fulfils promises outlined in benefits package to uphold interest of Canadian viewers

Jul 29, 2000 — News Article

CBC, CRTC set to fight over regional shows by Jack Aubey

CRTC may sanction CBC over cuts to local television news

Jul 28, 2000 — News Article

Save Compass group organizes protest; Protesters blaming federal Liberals for plight of CBC by Dave Stewart

Protestors gather at Charlottetown CBC station to oppose local news cuts

Jun 7, 2000 — News Release

COMPAS survey finds Liberals face backlash over CBC program cuts in Atlantic Canada

Federal cuts to local news programs make Atlantic Canadians less likely to consider voting Liberal

Jun 1, 2000 — Opinion Poll

CBC Poll

Measures Atlantic Canadians’ reactions to proposed reductions in local news programming on CBC

May 12, 2000 — News Article

Group urges NBers to lobby CBC president by Alan White

Friends wants NB residents to lobby CBC to preserve local news at upcoming board meeting in St. Andrew’s

May 10, 2000 — Policy Brief

Letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage re the future of CBC English TV regional programming

Federal government must increase funding, issue policy direction to CBC to maintain regional programming

Apr 30, 2000 — News Article

The CBC cliff-hanger by Antonia Zerbisias

To preserve the diversity of voices in Canada, the CBC cannot shut down its regional TV stations

Apr 26, 2000 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation re CanWest Global's application to CRTC re WIC dismemberment [PN CRTC 2000-1]

Friends says CRTC should require CanWest to adhere to strict conditions in return for CHCH, CHAN

Apr 21, 2000 — Blog Post

Memo to CBC Board Re: Leaving Town

CBC Board should consider results of Friends’ study documenting drop in local programming

Jan 27, 2000 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC supporting Vancouver Island Television Licence Applications by CHUM Ltd. & Craig Broadcast Systems [PN CRTC 1999-13 Items 6 & 7]

CRTC should act to promote introduction of competition in Vancouver Island TV market, preferably licensing Island-based station

Jan 6, 2000 — News Release

CRTC Roadmap for the CBC Makes Sense

CRTC decision on CBC network licences reflects obligations under Broadcasting Act, forces CBC to uphold its mandate to provide local, regional programming