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Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Independent Producers Welcome New Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) congratulates the Honourable Mélanie Joly on her appointment today as Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Groups already lobbying new heritage minister to change broadcast policy, fund CBC by Kyle Duggan

FRIENDS says they’ll be looking to the government to reinvigorate the CBC, but that the next step is finding out when and how will they do it.

Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada following the swearing-in of the 29th Ministry

In his statement, Prime Minister says his government will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.

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

Trudeau’s Liberals must beware sore winner syndrome by Susan Delacourt

Columnist says Sun TV was the Conservatives’ attempt to mimic — to the point of exaggerated caricature — what they believed to be the operating principle of CBC and its relationship with Liberals.

Oct 27, 2015 — News Article

European Parliament Rejects Net Neutrality Protections by Scott Roxborough

Politicians voted against all proposed amendments to an electronic communications bill concerning whether all online data should be treated equally.

Oct 26, 2015 — News Article

Privacy, telecom competition among Trudeau’s tech policy priorities by Michael Geist

Columnist says digital policies may not have played a significant role in the just-concluded national election, but the arrival of a majority Liberal government will leave many expecting “real change” on the digital front in the years ahead.

Oct 12, 2015 — News Article

Peterborough-Kawartha looking to move on from Del Mastro drama by Rachel Aiello

All three main party candidates have a fair showing of election signs throughout the riding, as well as the “We Vote CBC” campaign by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Oct 5, 2015 — News Article

1,300 We Vote CBC signs now up in Peterborough-Kawartha riding by Jason Bain

The final lawn sign in a campaign to restore funding to Canada’s public broadcaster was placed by an internationally acclaimed city artist Monday.

Oct 5, 2015 — Blog Post

NDP: Mulcair to stop Harper’s damage to the CBC and Canadian arts

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has announced an NDP government will invest in high quality Canadian content and put Canada’s national broadcaster on a secure, long-term footing. 

Oct 5, 2015 — News Article

Tom Mulcair pledges to boost funding for the arts, CBC/Radio-Canada

NDP Leader reconfirms his party's promise to reverse $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government to the CBC.

Oct 2, 2015 — News Article

Database names Conservative donors who are political appointees by Alex Boutilier

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.

Oct 2, 2015 — News Article

Stephen Harper gives CBC a rare cameo on the election trail by Kate Taylor

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.

Sep 30, 2015 — News Article

Fact check: Stephen Harper's bald-faced lies about the CBC by Nora Loreto

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.

Sep 30, 2015 — News Article

Is CBC’s audience declining as Harper claims? by Sherry Noik

FRIENDS says Stephen Harper’s assertion that his government made no cuts to the CBC’s budget is patently false.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Release

NDP currently most trusted to protect the CBC: Nanos

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.

Sep 29, 2015 — Opinion Poll

What Canadians Think About Local Broadcasting, the CBC and the Federal Election

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.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Article

NDP Most Trusted to Protect CBC - Nanos Survey

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.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Article

CBC CEO disputes Harper comments about funding

CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.