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According to SumOfUs.org campaign director Rosa Kouri, the organization found 356 political appointees who have donated more than $760,000 to the Conservatives’ coffers between 2004 and 2014.
Columnist says an underfunded CBC is in the midst of an awkward transition to a multiplatform and global environment in which its role as a producer, distributor, curator and aggregator of Canadian news and entertainment should become more important, not less.
Columnist reminds readers that in the 2012 budget, CBC/Radio-Canada's budget was cut by $115 million, or 10 per cent of the total operating budget.
FRIENDS says Stephen Harper’s assertion that his government made no cuts to the CBC’s budget is patently false.
A new Nanos survey on broadcasting issues has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
Nanos Research poll shows that Canadians value local news, feel it’s important to have a strong CBC, and think Netflix should contribute to Canadian content.
A Nanos survey on broadcasting issues has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.
After the annual public meeting of CBC / Radio-Canada, Hubert Lacroix assures that the broadcaster had good ratings , but that the institution is undermined by a broken financial model.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says the CBC's budget troubles aren't due to any government cuts to the national broadcaster, but rather because of its low ratings.
The Liberal Party of Canada has made an important announcement regarding commitments to CBC and Canadian culture.
Liberal Party of Canada Leader, Justin Trudeau, says a Liberal government will reinvest in our cultural and creative industries, to create jobs, grow the economy and middle class, and strengthen our rich Canadian identity.
The Liberals have joined the NDP and Greens in pledging to reverse the $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government to the CBC.
In the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha, new poll numbers show the the Federal Liberal Party has taken the lead.
Liberals have edge in Peterborough-Kawartha riding, according to Nanos poll commissioned by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting as part of campaign to save CBC funding by Jason Bain
A Nanos poll commissioned by FRIENDS says 69% of residents are more likely to vote for a candidate favouring increased funding for the CBC, as opposed to 18% who would be more likely to vote for a candidate who would privatize the broadcaster - including half (48%) of those who say they have decided to vote Conservative.
Nanos Research: Views on local news, CBC and political preferences among voters in the federal electoral district of Peterborough-Kawartha
New public opinion research indicates that Peterborough-Kawartha voters value local TV and are more likely to vote for a candidate who favours increasing the CBC’s budget.
Speaking notes from a news conference releasing the results of a Nanos Research poll of voters in the federal riding of Peterborough–Kawartha, the first poll of voters in this riding in the 2015 campaign.
Liberals currently have advantage in Peterborough–Kawartha; local voters strongly support CBC and local news: Nanos survey
A new Nanos survey has found that the federal riding of Peterborough–Kawartha has turned from a Conservative fortress to a battleground riding where support for the CBC and local news is strong among local voters.
Columnist says that while cuts to the CBC predate the Conservative government's tenure, it wasn’t until then that Canadians saw it done with such glee.
FRIENDS says that over the past year the group has had one priority in mind — to hold the prime minister and his party to account for the damage he’s done to the CBC.