FRIENDS in the News — 2018
News Articles About FRIENDS
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has been supporting Canadian content and making news for many years now. An archive of articles about our organization can be found below.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says “Canadians expect our public broadcaster to behave like a public broadcaster. Private companies put advertisers first. CBC should put citizens first.”
FRIENDS' Executive Directory says CBC's decision not to air the Ontario municipal election on television further reveals the public broadcaster's dependence on advertising dollars and demonstrates a failure by the federal government to properly support the public broadcaster.
FRIENDS' Executive Director asks if Canadians are ceding our democratic authority to Silicon Valley corporations.
Friends of Canadian broadcasting is advocating for the Trudeau government to abolish the deductibility of internet advertising with American giants. Friends is asking the four Quebec provincial party leaders to put pressure on Ottawa as the federal government "is dragging its feet and postponing any significant action until after the next federal election".
In this French radio interview, FRIENDS spoke-person, Daniel Bernhard, comments on Catherine Tait's appointment at the reins of the CBC, and discusses the work that remains to ensure the independence of the public broadcaster.
Tait says she wants the broadcaster to increasingly think digital in order to deal with the ongoing disruption across the broadcast industry.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says Google, Facebook and the other tech giants constitute the biggest threat to Canada’s independence and cultural sovereignty since Hollywood.
FRIENDS' Executive Director says while rest of the world is pushing back against anti-competitive, tax-avoiding, democracy-flouting, privacy invading corporations such as Facebook, the Trudeau Liberals have yet to take any meaningful action.
FRIENDS wrote individual letters to the country's premiers, stating that provinces would receive more than $500-million in new revenue if proposed changes were made to what they see as a flaw in the Income Tax Act.