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Feb 27, 2015 — News Release

Elizabeth May talks CBC during Friends’ Leaders Series

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’ Leaders Series about the CBC continues with the webcast of interviews with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.

Feb 19, 2015 — News Article

Harper exerce une pression inacceptable sur l'intégrité du diffuseur public

The FPJQ (Professional Federation of Quebec Journalists) is critical of the disrespect Prime Minister Stephen Harper demonstrated towards Radio-Canada in an interview on 93FM, a Quebec City radio. Mr. Harper questioned the integrity of the public broadcaster’s employees by saying many people at Radio-Canada hate Conservative Party values.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

Top CBC brass to face senators' grilling on recent controversies by Jordan Press

The top three executives at CBC, including president Hubert Lacroix, will likely face sharp questions from a Senate committee about the public broadcaster’s plans for dealing with troubling behaviour from some employees.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

Exchange between Thomas Mulcair and Stephen Harper about CBC/Radio-Canada

During Question Period, Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition, takes Prime Minister Harper to task for telling a Quebec City radio host that employees of Radio-Canada "detest" Conservative values.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

Exchange between Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper about CBC/Radio-Canada

During Question Period, Liberal Party Leader, Justin Trudeau, asks Prime Minister Harper to apologize for attacking the professionalism of CBC/Radio-Canada employees after the PM said they "detest" Conservative values.

Feb 16, 2015 — News Article

Harper: haine des valeurs conservatrices à la SRC by Mélanie Marquis

Stephen Harper tells Quebec radio station that plenty of Radio-Canada workers "hate" conservative values.

Feb 16, 2015 — News Article

Harper says Radio-Canada employees hate conservative values by Melanie Marquis

Stephen Harper tells Quebec radio station that plenty of Radio-Canada workers "hate" conservative values.

Feb 16, 2015 — News Article

Harper on SRC/CBC

In a French language interview with Eric Duhaime and Nathalie Normandeau on FM93, Stephen Harper said that a majority of Quebecers embrace conservative values and that those same values are hated by many SRC/CBC employees.

Feb 2, 2015 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Leaders Series about the CBC with Tom Mulcair

You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Mr. Mulcair here.

Learn more about the Leaders Series here.

Jan 30, 2015 — News Article

Dean Del Mastro hides behind his baby in court by Heather Mallick

Columnist says Del Mastro, former Conservative MP and "longtime bully of the CBC", was found guilty of exceeding 2008 electoral spending limits, failing to report a personal contribution of $21,000 to his own campaign and knowingly submitting a falsified document.

Jan 28, 2015 — Blog Post

You wouldn’t need a CBC...

During a public hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Conservative Senator Stephen Greene blurted out a blueprint for the re-structuring of the CBC.

Jan 27, 2015 — News Article

Return of the Netflix Tax? by Michael Geist

Columnist says the Canadian government quietly consults on sales tax for digital products.

Jan 23, 2015 — News Article

Le NPD promet d’annuler les coupes à Radio-Canada by Stéphanie Marin

Thomas Mulcair announces an NDP government would cancel the 115 million dollar cuts to the CBC/Radio-Canada and invest to safeguard the future and independence of the public broadcaster.

Jan 22, 2015 — News Article

The NDP is promising to restore $115 million to the CBC.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair says the public broadcaster has been cut by both Liberal and Conservative governments and that an NDP government would commit to restoring the recent cuts made by the Conservatives in the 2012 budget.

Jan 4, 2015 — News Article

Selling sovereignty daunting task for Péladeau by Giuseppe Vallante

Columnist says Karl Péladeau's perception in some quarters as a ruthless capitalist who led a crusade against the CBC’s French-language service — Quebecor’s fiercest TV competitor in Quebec — has not helped him in the polls.

Jan 3, 2015 — News Article

Pierre Karl Péladeau likely to be main player in Quebec politics in 2015 by Giuseppe Valiante

Columnist says the media magnate is considered the front-runner in the Parti Quebecois leadership race, but experts are divided on if he can unite Quebecers around sovereignty.

Dec 12, 2014 — News Article

Harper picks and chooses his arts and culture by Kate Taylor

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.

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

The media, the message and the money by Michael Harris

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.

Dec 11, 2014 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

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.

CBC Board

Nov 26, 2014 — Blog Post

Meeting with Elizabeth May

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.