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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.
Columnist says that many Conservative supporters believe there is a problem with the media, which not had only the audacity to report on the Mike Duffy trial, but also to question Harper on it at his campaign stops.
Columnist says it's culture that helps Canadians and their leaders discern how to strike the balance between the economy and the environment.
The CBC is refusing to air TV ads intended to hold the Harper government accountable for the damage it has done to the national public broadcaster.
According to Finance Canada, Canadian Netflix subscribers are technically required to voluntarily hand over the sales tax even if they don't see it on their statements.
Columnist says the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications would not even let Senator Art Eggleton include his minority report recommending that funding be raised from $29 per Canadian to $40, which is still only half of the average spent on public broadcasting in other Western democracies.
Liberal-appointed Senator Art Eggleton is criticizing a Senate committee report recommending major changes at the CBC.
A Senate committee has tabled a report on the future of Canada's public broadcaster, with 22 recommendations ranging from finding new sources of funding, to publicly disclosing how much its employees make and putting a stop to all in-house production of non-news and current affairs.
French-language service ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau says a Senate committee studying the future of CBC/Radio-Canada came dangerously close to “political interference.”
Senator says it is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.
A Senate committee that spent 18 months studying the CBC and its place in the media landscape is recommending the public broadcaster explore alternative funding models, shake up its governance structure, be more transparent in its operations and air more amateur sports and high-quality arts.
A Senate committee wants Canada’s public broadcaster to be more transparent about salaries and look for new sources of revenue.
A Senate committee is calling on Canada's public broadcaster to publicly disclose how much employees make and ensure non-executives aren't getting paid more than their peers in private broadcasting.
The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our "We Vote CBC" booth.
Columnist says no prime minister in his right mind would opt to campaign for a fourth mandate in the circumstances currently faced by Stephen Harper.
Columnist says polls show Thomas Mulcair atop the leaderboard, thanks to a rapidly disappearing Liberal vote.
Senator Maria Chaput says CBC’s mandate is really what is at stake when talking about cuts being made to the public broadcaster.
Nine of the twelve current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom have been appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.