Policy Briefs — 2018

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

Aug 3, 2018 — Policy Brief

Pre-Budget 2019 Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

FRIENDS recommends that the government revise the advertising tax deductibility provisions of the Income Tax Act to apply to all foreign media, including internet-delivered media.

May 22, 2018 — Policy Brief

Remarks to the Senate Committee on Transport & Communications on closing the internet advertising loophole

In a meeting of the Senate of Canada's Standing Committee on Transport & Communications, FRIENDS discussed the crisis facing Canadian media and proposed a solution.

Feb 13, 2018 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-359

FRIENDS' second phase intervention on the CRTC's call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models.

Jan 19, 2018 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-429

In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS comments on the commission's reconsideration of the licence renewal decisions for the large English-language television groups