Jun 6, 2013 — Blog Post: Letter to the Chair of the Senate Committee on National Finance regarding Bill C-60
FRIENDS' submission to Mr. Joseph A. Day concerning the government’s Omnibus Budget legislation, Bill C-60.
A concordance of policy recommendations by FRIENDS to the CRTC on the commission's review of CBC's broadcast licences.
A letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed by sixteen eminent Canadians from the worlds of journalism and academia expresses deep concern that “Bill C-60 would undermine the arms-length relationship between the CBC, our national public broadcaster, and the federal government.”
Legal opinion on proposed amendments set out in Bill C-60 that affect the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
May 21, 2013 — Blog Post: Bill C-60 - Relevant Extracts
Annotated version of Bill C-60 with sections related to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation highlighted.
Twitter exchange between CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge and Globe & Mail Senior Media Writer Simon Houpt.
FRIENDS was on Parliament Hill to present a copy of the FREE CBC petition signatures (collected by FRIENDS, Leadnow and SumOfUs) to members of the government and opposition parties and to hold a press conference.
FRIENDS was on Parliament Hill to present a copy of the FREE CBC petition signatures to members of the government and opposition parties and to hold a press conference.
May 7, 2013 — Blog Post: CBC debated at Question Period
Lots of focus on the CBC in QP yesterday, including a couple of questions from Mulcair, plus a new Hall of Shame addition (see Jack Harris question to Chris Alexander).
Mar 4, 2013 — Blog Post: Main Estimates
The Main Estimates released this week by the Treasury Board confirm our assumption that the CBC's allocation for 2013/14 would be consistent with the announced cuts of March 2012.
Mar 2, 2013 — Blog Post: Deborah Coyne on the CBC
Federal Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidate, Deborah Coyne, says the CBC needs adequate stable funding with a 10-year mandate.
Feb 12, 2013 — Blog Post: Conservative MP takes aim at CBC
Conservative MP Brent Rathgeber's Private Members' bill to impose new disclosure requirements on the CBC/SRC is up for debate in the House of Commons.
Nov 14, 2012 — Blog Post: The Stars come out for CBC - Media Event
Leading personalities from the worlds of Canadian business, literature, music and the arts speak out about the importance of public broadcasting at a news conference in Toronto.
In a letter to a constituent, Tom Lukiwski, a Conservative MP for Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre, writes that the CBC is a "money pit, rife with bureaucracy and waste".
Apr 10, 2012 — Blog Post: TVO funding in the 2012 Ontario Budget
Dalton McGuinty's last budget used soothing language, but the intent was clear: TVO and the quality programs it produces are coming under the knife of funding cuts.
Briefing note looks at examples of how cuts have already weakened CBC programming and how the trend is likely to continue if further cuts are imposed.
Feb 2, 2012 — Blog Post: Taxpayer Federation statements false
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has posted false statements on its website concerning the relationship between the CBC and the broadcast watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
Jan 31, 2012 — Blog Post: Conservative MPs seek to "de-fund" the CBC
Over the past months, at least six Conservative MPs have presented petitions to the House of Commons seeking to "de-fund" the CBC.
Dec 28, 2011 — Blog Post: Impact of cuts on the CBC
Further cuts by the government to our national public broadcaster would make it impossible for the CBC to effectively fulfill its mandate.