"Tell Canadian Stories" was a national television advertising campaign underscoring the importance of Canadian content on television. The humourous spots feature a Hollywood director, played by Winnipeg-born comedian David Huband, making films about icons like Rocket Richard, John A. Macdonald, Bobby Orr and the Canadian North. The director of the spots is Mitch Gabourie and the writer is Aubrey Singer. Produced in 2003, "Tell Canadian Stories" is still as relevant today as when they aired nationwide on CBC, CTV, CHUM and on the big screen in Cineplex Odeon Theatres.
Richard the Rocket
Sir John A. Macdonald
Making of the PSA's
FRIENDS Hill Times ad urges MPs to demand CTV restore local television.
Despite subsidies, protection, private conventional broadcasters present mostly American programming in prime time
Broadcasters take points of view on convergence: CanWest will integrate newsrooms, while Québecor will maintain separate ones.
MPs from Newfoundland and Labrador must work to restore Here & Now.
The Hon. Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage, contradicts herself regarding cuts to CBC. CEP Local 87-M and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting ran this 60-second ad 60 times on Hamilton radio station CHML during the past week.