Blog Posts — 2013

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Jul 23, 2013 — Blog Post

Correspondence from the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Correspondence from the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet acknowledging FRIENDS' petition that the Governor in Council refer the portion of the CRTC's recent licensing decision of CBC/SRC relating to advertising on Radio 2/Espace Musique back to the CRTC for reconsideration and hearing.

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.

May 28, 2013 — Blog Post

Comparison of CRTC decision to FRIENDS’ key recommendations

A concordance of policy recommendations by FRIENDS to the CRTC on the commission's review of CBC's broadcast licences.  

May 23, 2013 — Blog Post

Letter to Prime Minister Harper regarding Bill C-60

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.”

May 22, 2013 — Blog Post

RE: Canada Bill C-60 and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Brian MacLeod Rogers

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.

May 9, 2013 — Blog Post

Peter Mansbridge reacts to coverage of Bill C-60

Twitter exchange between CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge and Globe & Mail Senior Media Writer Simon Houpt.

May 8, 2013 — Blog Post

FREE CBC Petition Delivery on Parliament Hill

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.

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

Justin Trudeau on the CBC

Recorded during the federal Liberal leadership race, Justin Trudeau says he is a “huge believer in making sure we have strong, stable, recurring long-term funding for the CBC”.

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.