Policy Briefs — 2005

As part of its advocacy work, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes submissions and presentations to the CRTC, Parliamentary Committees, and other bodies.

Nov 4, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Canadian Satellite Radio, Sirius Canada & CHUM [PN CRTC 2005-94]

FRIENDS supports comments and recommendations by SOCAN regarding applications by satellite and subscription radio licensees to amend their conditions of licence.

Nov 2, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

FRIENDS tells Finance Committee pre-budget consultations that the Committee should focus on two broadcasting issues: increasing the size and stability of CBC's parliamentary grant, and ensuring increased resources are deployed at the grassroots level in communities across the country, rather than in Montreal and Toronto operations.

Sep 12, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Regulatory Framework for Mobile Broadcasting Services [PN CRTC 2005-82]

FRIENDS opposes application by mobile telephone broadcasting services for exemption from Canadian content requirements and other broadcasting regulation.

Aug 2, 2005 — Policy Brief

Petition to the Governor in Council to set aside Broadcasting Decisions CRTC 2005-246 and CRTC 20005-247

FRIENDS and fourteen other organizations ask Cabinet to overturn CRTC decisions granting applications by Canadian Satellite Radio and Sirius Canada for broadcasting licences to carry on satellite radio undertakings in Canada.

Apr 26, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Amendment to Broadcasting Licence of CJNT-TV Montreal [Application 2004-0771-9]

FRIENDS opposes CanWest Global's application to amend the licence of its Montreal ethnic broadcasting undertaking, CJNT, to reduce its ethnic broadcasting obligations.

Mar 25, 2005 — Policy Brief

Draft Memorandum to Cabinet: (Suggested) Framework Policies
for the Canadian Broadcasting System

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has given Heritage Minister Liza Frulla a suggested Memorandum to Cabinet designed to implement in public policy the principal recommendations of the Lincoln Report (Our Cultural Sovereignty).

Feb 24, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Knowledge Network of BC Licence Renewal [Application 2004-0846-0]

FRIENDS supports the renewal of Knowledge Network's licence, but says the CRTC should question why the Open Learning Agency has sought a three year licence when the standard is seven years.