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All Parliament / Legislation Articles — 2002

Oct 18, 2002 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Channel placement of services whose distrib. has been required pursuant to Section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act [PN 2002-49]

TVA and APTN, both part of basic cable service, should be moved within the first 30 channels on the dial to increase audience awareness, access

Jul 15, 2002 — Blog Post

Letter to Minister of Finance Re: Building a New CBC

Manley should provide leadership, commit resources to rebuilding CBC with better local, regional presence

May 27, 2002 — Blog Post

Letter to the Prime Minister Re: Cabinet Appeals and Political Contributions

Friends asks Chrétien to amend Broadcasting Act to prohibit political donations, prevent recipients of broadcasting contributions from voting on CRTC appeals

Feb 27, 2002 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation by FRIENDS' Steering Committee member Kathryn Fraser to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in Edmonton

Friends says Broadcasting Act should be amended to prohibit broadcasters from making financial contributions to federal political parties, candidates for office

Feb 18, 2002 — News Article

Watchdog call for halt to broadcaster political contributions

Friends releases report documenting and opposing political contributions by broadcasters

Feb 5, 2002 — News Article

Canada group urges ban on broadcaster political gifts by Etan Vlessing

Friends releases report documenting and opposing political contributions by broadcasters

Feb 4, 2002 — Blog Post

Letters to Canadian Alliance Leadership Candidates

Friends asks Alliance candidates to refuse political donations from broadcasters, support amendments to Canada Elections Act prohibiting such contributions

Feb 4, 2002 — News Release

Ever-larger Campaign Contributions From Fewer Broadcasters Threaten Canadian Democracy

Increasing campaign donations from fewer, larger media conglomerates a conflict of interest, threat to democracy

Feb 4, 2002 — News Article

Broadcast firms big political donors by Graham Fraser

Friends releases report documenting and opposing political contributions by broadcasters