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Columnist says the disproportionate cuts to the CBC are evidence of an ideological assault on public broadcasting that the government doesn't have the courage to actually debate with the electorate.
The CBC refused to run ads produced by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, which criticized the Harper government on a range of issues in a fair, factual and forceful way.
Nine of the eleven 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.
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, met with Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May, yesterday to discuss the importance of the CBC and to brief her on FRIENDS’ pre-election strategy in swing ridings.
Columnist says that it easy to understand why the Harper government would want the CBC, an institution it deeply distrusts, to play the ratings game - requiring the broadcaster to further emphasize its Broadcasting Act mandate to “entertain” Canadians, while de-emphasizing its responsibility to “enlighten” and “inform” them.
The Leader of the Official Opposition gives a speech at the Convention for the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec on the NDP's public broadcasting policy.
Last night at the Whitby Yacht Club candidates for three of the four political parties with House of Commons representation spoke to a packed public forum.
The Liberal leader describes why Canadian culture matters.
The Harper government is preparing to alter copyright law in Canada so politicians can use news footage and other journalistic content for attack ads and campaign spots without asking broadcasters or publishers for permission.
Final comments on the CRTC's Let’s Talk TV hearings on the future of television in Canada.
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, responds to a Globe and Mail editorial claiming that the CRTC needs to start thinking outside the "idiot box" if it wants to play a meaningful role in Canadians’ lives.
New media expert Michael Geist says Netflix's refusal to hand over requested consumer data to the CRTC calls into question the very authority of the broadcast regulator to institute any rules governing Internet-based video service providers.
Prime Minister Harper addresses the Conservative Party caucus and says his government would “oppose any tax on services like Netflix and YouTube.”
Columnist says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has waded into the debate over the future of Canada’s television industry, using a high-profile speech to press for pick-and-pay options that would let viewers buy only the channels they choose.
In order to understand the nuance of opinion related to TV broadcasting in Canada among communities which may be affected by changes in Canada’s broadcasting rules, Nanos conducted a special study of communities “at risk” of either scaled back local news or of their local TV station closing.
FRIENDS says proposed changes to broadcasting regulations up for discussion starting this morning would not be good for Canadian broadcasting and they won't do consumers any favours either.
In advance of CRTC hearings that could radically transform the country’s television system, the views of Canadians are expressed in this full-page, french language ad in Le Devoir.
While CBC President and CEO Hubert Lacroix did blame softening advertising revenue and "disappointing" ratings when announcing the latest round of cutbacks, he also mentioned the government cuts.
FRIENDS launches radio ad campaign featuring the actual voice of a Winnipeg Conservative MP declaring that the Harper government has NOT cut the CBC’s budget.
Radio ads broadcast cities across Canada featuring the actual voice of a Winnipeg Conservative MP declaring that the Harper government has NOT cut the CBC’s budget.