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May 26, 2015 — News Article

Supporting Radio Programming in Michif-Cree Language

The Government of Canada is providing $167,592 in funding for the year 2015–16 to Minahik Achimowin Inc. to support the production of up to 45 hours of radio programming per week.

May 23, 2015 — News Article

Network debates without Harper? No problem by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says the Conservatives' refusal to participate in anything organized by CBC/Radio-Canada would be consistent with the government’s well-known attitude of hatred towards the public broadcaster. 

May 15, 2015 — News Article

CRTC Says Federal Election Debates Must Be 'Equitable'

The country's broadcast regulator says it's not going to stand in the way of changes to the way federal election debates are conducted, so long as all the major parties get equitable news coverage.

May 14, 2015 — News Article

Broadcasters fight back against federal leaders’ debate changes by Steven Chase

A consortium of major broadcasters that has traditionally run federal party leader’s debates is fighting back in the wake of Stephen Harper’s decision to skip its upcoming events.

May 12, 2015 — News Article

Ruling party eschews major networks for debates by Lynn Desjardins

The ruling Conservative Party says it will not take part in debates hosted by the usual major broadcasters during the upcoming election campaign.

May 6, 2015 — Ad Campaign

Alice Munro on cuts to the CBC

Full page ad in the April and May editions of The Walrus featuring comments from the Nobel Prize winning Canadian author, Alice Munro.

May 4, 2015 — News Article

Leo Housakos appointed new Speaker of the Senate by Robert Sibley

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who made the appointment, notes Housakos was recommended by the leaders of both the Conservatives in the red chamber and the Senate Liberals.

Apr 20, 2015 — News Article

Norway Will Be the First Country to Turn Off FM Radio in 2017 by Maddie Stone

Norway’s Minister of Culture announces that a national FM-radio switch off will commence in 2017, allowing the country to complete its transition over to digital radio. It’s the end of an era.

Apr 15, 2015 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Leaders Series about the CBC with Justin Trudeau

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

Learn more about the Leaders Series here.

Apr 15, 2015 — News Release

Justin Trudeau talks CBC during Friends’ Leaders Series

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s Leaders Series about the CBC concludes this evening with the webcast of interviews with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Mar 31, 2015 — News Article

Michèle Fortin quittera Télé-Québec

The Couillard government is letting go of Michèle Fortin as CEO of Télé-Québec.

Mar 1, 2015 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Leaders Series about the CBC with Elizabeth May

You can also watch Francine Pelletier’s French-language interview with Ms. May here.

Learn more about the Leaders Series here.

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 26, 2015 — News Article

Watch the anti-Harper ad CBC refuses to air by Miranda Nelson

FRIENDS says all major Canadian TV networks and station owners—Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers, and Shaw—will not run Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that poked fun at Stephen Harper's "hostile agenda" for the CBC.

Feb 26, 2015 — News Article

FCC Commissioners call on chairman to release 332-page Internet regulation plan by Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly

FCC Commissioners request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a period of not less than 30 days to study it.

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 18, 2015 — News Article

Des gestes à la parole by Valérie Lessard

Columnist says Stephen Harper is moving from action to talk. Although he has been aggressively cutting the CBC/Radio-Canada budget for years, his latest on air remarks on 93FM - he attacked Radio-Canada employees’ integrity - reveal his true intentions for the public broadcaster.

Feb 17, 2015 — News Article

CBC boss defends public broadcaster during tense grilling by Senate committee by Jordan Press

Columnist says the head of Canada’s public broadcaster defended his staff, their journalism and the culture of the CBC during what was at times a tense atmosphere in a Senate committee hearing.

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.