Policy Briefs — 2014
As part of its advocacy work, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting frequently makes submissions and presentations to the CRTC, Parliamentary Committees, and other bodies.
Final comments on the CRTC's Let’s Talk TV hearings on the future of television in Canada.
FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, makes a presentation to the CRTC on the commission's hearing about the future of television in Canada.
FRIENDS makes several recommendations to the CRTC as part of the Commission's examination of the Canadian broadcasting system. The submission contains three appendices: (1) FRIENDS’ responses to CRTC questions, (2) A study of the Canadian Rights market, and (3) An Environmental Scan of Canadian TV.
FRIENDS recommends that the CRTC find that Vidéotron’s MAtv has not been operating in compliance with the Community Television Policy and call for applications from not-for-profit groups to apply for the licence currently held by MAtv.
FRIENDS makes recommendations to a Senate Committee studying the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in relation to the changing environment of broadcasting and communications.