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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.

Jan 1, 2015 — Campaign

We Vote CBC!

Campaign hub for Canadians who care about the CBC and are working to make public broadcasting an election issue.

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.


Nov 22, 2014 — News Article

Why Conservatives like the CBC ratings game by Konrad Yakabuski

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.

Nov 15, 2014 — Speech

The Future of CBC/Radio-Canada by Thomas Mulcair

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.

Nov 14, 2014 — Blog Post

FRIENDS’ Forum on the Future of Public Broadcasting - Whitby-Oshawa by-election

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.

Oct 23, 2014 — News Article

Justin Trudeau on Arts and Culture

The Liberal leader describes why Canadian culture matters.

Oct 8, 2014 — News Article

Ottawa seeks use of news footage without permission in political ads by Steven Chase

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.