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Feb 27, 2014 — News Article

Double-dipping CBC boss under fire by Brian Lilley

Columnist says that despite his claims of promoting transparency, Hubert Lacroix's tenure at CBC has been one of trying to keep the public from knowing how tax dollars are spent.

Feb 27, 2014 — News Article

Orientations de CBC/Radio-Canada: Hubert Lacroix mitraillé de questions

CBC’s President and CEO faces a barrage of questions on the policies of of the national public broadcaster at a Senate Committee.

Feb 25, 2014 — News Article

Here’s what Jim Flaherty should do with those billions from the spectrum auction by Kate Taylor

Columnist suggests money from the recent wireless spectrum auction should be set aside to help Canada’s creative community produce more content for those public airwaves.

Feb 22, 2014 — News Article

Federal MPs to study challenges faced by music industry in a post-CD world by Jennifer Ditchburn

Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.

Feb 20, 2014 — News Article

Canadian industry to test VOD usage by Val Maloney

The Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC) and the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) along with broadcasters, agencies and other industry associations are testing the VOD market in Canada to determine its size and audience usage patterns.

Feb 13, 2014 — News Article

Canadian politicians chase celeb status on YouTube by Melita Kuburas

Columnist says Rob Ford's YouTube channel is yet another opportunity for Ford to speak directly to his audience and fans, but it’s also a source of entertainment for viewers as he continues to build his international celebrity.

Feb 4, 2014 — Policy Brief

Presentation to the Standing Committee on Transport & Communications Senate of Canada

FRIENDS makes recommendations to a Senate Committee studying the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in relation to the changing environment of broadcasting and communications.

Jan 14, 2014 — News Article

Media Bites: Want to Hear How Harper Hates Science? Watch CBC by J.J. McCullough

Columnist says there is a nuance in the state of science in Harper's Canada that's deliberately absent from the CBC's coverage, which exclusively cherry-picks facts in its attempt to prove the Conservatives are muzzling scientists.

Jan 10, 2014 — News Article

INTERVIEW-Canada not actively looking at lifting foreign limits on telcos by Thomson Reuters

James Moore says the Canadian government is not actively considering relaxing foreign ownership limits on the telecoms and broadcast sectors, even though he has said he is open to the idea.

Dec 28, 2013 — News Article

There's a new senior minister in town by Larry Kusch

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover discusses whether the CBC will be subject to further cuts.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Dec 24, 2013 — News Article

Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court To Rule On Aereo Before More 'Copycat' Services Launch by Wendy Davis

A group of broadcasters recently asked the Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a pro-Aereo ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals which refused to stop Aereo from operating its service, which allows customers to stream over-the-air TV shows to iPhones, iPads and other devices.

Dec 18, 2013 — News Article

Does political neutrality really mean journalists can’t act in self-defence? by Daniel Sellers

Columnist says even when meddling politicians go after CBC’s independence, reporters and producers are often reluctant to stand up for themselves.

Dec 17, 2013 — News Article

Stephen Harper’s merry band of 19th century liberals: Walkom

Columnist says that when James Moore said it's not his job to feed his neighbour's child, he was likely expressing an ideological belief that flourished among liberals in the 19th century and that is held today by many Conservatives.

Dec 15, 2013 — News Article

Year in Review 2013: Top five Canadian political ads of 2013 by Andy Radia

FRIENDS TV ad, "The Man Behind the Desk" is selected as one of the top political ads of 2013 by Yahoo! Canada.

Dec 8, 2013 — News Article

Government is all talk when it comes to wireless policy by Brian McKenna

Columnist says Canadian taxpayers might well ask why they are footing the bill for advertising, whose main goal is to portray the Conservative government as a friend of the consumer.

Dec 5, 2013 — News Article

The solution to the CBC budget crisis is obvious. Give it the contract for all partisan Tory advertising by Kelly McParland

Columnist asks if yet another analysis of the CBC necessary and whether there is any aspect of its operations that are not known and understood in Ottawa.

Nov 28, 2013 — News Article

No bailout for CBC, Prime Minister's Office says by Daniel Proussalidis

According to a 2012 Friends of Canadian Broadcasting analysis, losing hockey will cost the CBC around $200 million a year.

Nov 26, 2013 — News Article

PRESS RELEASE: Bill C-461: A Threat to Canada's Public Broadcaster

The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says Canadians are not aware of how Bill C-461 will change the Access to Information and the Privacy Acts in ways that could undermine the journalistic and programming integrity of Canada's public broadcaster.

Nov 25, 2013 — News Article

The Power Issue: James Moore by John Geddes

Former Heritage Minister James Moore says, “It’s for [the CBC] to find their relevance, present it to Canadians, and if Canadians support it, they’ll continue funding it. If not, it will disappear."