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Aug 25, 2014 — News Article

Tory MP's Claim That CBC Isn't Being Cut Featured In New Ad by Michael Bolen

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.

Aug 25, 2014 — News Release

"Whopper" goes national

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.

Aug 25, 2014 — Ad Campaign

"Whopper" - National radio ad campaign

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.

Aug 20, 2014 — Blog Post

We Vote CBC in Edmonton Centre

On Aug 19, FRIENDS volunteers were out in full force at a Liberal Party rally in Edmonton Centre.

Aug 5, 2014 — News Article

Conservative MP caught on tape: "We are not making cuts to the CBC"

Manitoba Conservative MP Joyce Bateman says the government is not making cuts to the CBC and that they have stable funding stating "we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have received."

Jul 22, 2014 — News Article

Ofcom Report on Internet safety measures

Ofcom in the UK has published a Report for the UK government outlining a series of safety measures designed to ensure family-friendly viewing for children, which have been agreed with the pincipal UK broadband providers.

Jul 22, 2014 — News Article

Glover staffers remove ugly details from Wikipedia Elections Canada dispute cut from site by Oliver Sachgau

Columnist says staff of Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover anonymously edited her Wikipedia page to remove controversial details about her run-ins with Elections Canada.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

New Canadian Work Permit Rules Threaten Hollywood Shoots by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says recent changes to Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program threaten to leave Hollywood actors, directors and other key crew hired to work here stranded at the border.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

Rogers: Warrant Needed From Now On For Subscriber by Daniel Tencer

The country’s second-largest telecom by revenue released its first-ever transparency report last month, which showed Rogers got nearly 175,000 requests for information from the government in 2013, or about 480 requests per day.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

Twitter account highlights history of Ottawa staffers making Wiki edits

Columnist says a new automated Twitter account is shedding light on government staffers' apparent use of Wikipedia, revealing that users on the federal network have seemingly edited Wikipedia articles to remove scandalous information and update MPs' individual pages, among other things.

Jul 16, 2014 — News Article

Rogers: Warrant Needed From Now On For Subscriber Data by Daniel Tencer

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that police need a warrant to get even basic subscriber information from telecoms.

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

Radio Interview: The CBC is slashing 25 per cent of its workforce over the next five years

On Bill Kelly's radio show, Ian Morrison, FRIENDS Spokesperson, discusses CBC's cutback on evening newscasts and in-house production in a bid to shift its focus from radio and television to digital and mobile services.

Jun 17, 2014 — News Article

Government of Canada Announces Appointment to CRTC

Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announces the appointment of Yves Dupras as a full-time member of the CRTC, designated for the Quebec Region, for a term of five years, effective August 11, 2014.

Jun 11, 2014 — News Article

Globe Editorial Board endorsed Wynne Liberals, was overruled by Jesse Brown

A source within The Globe and Mail says Editorial Board unanimously agreed to endorse a minority Liberal government for the Ontario provincial election but was overruled at deadline by Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley.

Jun 1, 2014 — News Article

Conservative party fundraising letter asks if CBC should be privatized by Charlie Smith

A fundraising letter from the Conservative Party of Canada's director of political operations decries the growing concentration of media in Canada.

May 30, 2014 — News Article

Stephen Harper presiding over Tories’ self-destructive madness by Chantal Hébert

Columnist says that instead of launching a national discussion on the way forward regarding the public broadcaster, the government is leaving CBC to die the death of a thousand cuts.

May 30, 2014 — News Article

A real conservative government would reform the CBC by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says the Conservative government continues to allow the CBC to exist because or all its pretensions of concern for the taxpayer, the CBC is more useful to it in its present state: not as a problem to be fixed, but as a platform on which to raise funds, a scapegoat for the party’s failures, a diversion for the base’s wrath.

May 27, 2014 — News Article

The media join Harper’s hit list by Lawrence Martin

Columnist says that in a recent fundraising letter, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives turned their guns on the news media and asked supporters whether the public broadcaster should be privatized.

May 22, 2014 — Campaign

Free the CBC - Harper can't drown us all out!

Campaign with the goal to hold Harper’s Conservatives accountable for their agenda to destroy public broadcasting in Canada.

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May 21, 2014 — Blog Post

Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Nine of twelve people appointed by Prime Minister Harper to the CBC's Board of Directors are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.