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Columnist says that for the first time in more than a decade, the public is being encouraged to consider issues of Canadian content as the federal government launches a review of cultural policy, hoping to update regulations to fit digital realities.
FRIENDS proposes a four-point plan to revitalize local television news in Canada during an appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage which is studying the issue.
Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef is vowing to reduce the impact of money on federal politics amid new evidence that advocacy groups are becoming much more active in trying to influence the outcome of elections.
The Financial Post reports that in the weeks since the Viceland channel premiered on cable and satellite TV systems, most viewers have actually been watching its programming on-line.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available this afternoon in room 253-D Centre Block on Parliament Hill to comment on the federal budget following its tabling in the House of Commons.
FRIENDS says that the federal government’s new investment in the CBC announced in today’s budget is most welcome, but that the current CBC Board should not be left to its own devices to make decisions about how to use this investment.
Trump told the press that if he becomes president, he would rewrite US libel laws so that people can "sue you like you'd never get sued before."
Local TV stations in Canada will fail without an injection of new money to support their operation, according to FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting.
A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020.
With a public hearing now scheduled concerning the future of local TV in Canada, a new Nanos survey has found a wide majority of Canadians (76 per cent) trust the CRTC will “make decisions that will ensure my local TV station is not forced to close.”
A new Nanos survey on broadcasting issues has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
CBC supporters in Winnipeg are gathering this morning for a demonstration of support for the national public broadcaster and to express concern about the federal government’s agenda to sell off the CBC piece by piece.
Marc Lapierre insists there is no formal plan to sell all of the CBC's buildings, as suggested by the Canadian Media Guild.
Liberals currently have advantage in Peterborough–Kawartha; local voters strongly support CBC and local news: Nanos survey
A new Nanos survey has found that the federal riding of Peterborough–Kawartha has turned from a Conservative fortress to a battleground riding where support for the CBC and local news is strong among local voters.
The CBC is refusing to air TV ads intended to hold the Harper government accountable for the damage it has done to the national public broadcaster.
The We Vote CBC! campaign in Victoria will mark the placing of the 800th lawn sign in the city with a special event.
Saint John's Mayor Dennis O’Keefe will join hands with Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps in support of the CBC on the occasion of the placing of the 800thWe Vote CBC! campaign lawn sign in Victoria.
The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
We Vote CBC! in Saskatoon will host a cultural celebration in support of our national public broadcaster. This will be an evening of entertainment with a purpose for CBC supporters provided by a lineup of well-known Saskatoon musicians, writers and performers.
Court case over harassment probe details deep rift between CRTC chairman, commissioner by Christine Dobby
Columnist says new details have emerged in a legal action over a workplace harassment investigation at Canada’s broadcast and telecom regulator, revealing claims that a commissioner created a “toxic work environment” as he repeatedly questioned the chairman’s control over the organization.
Supporters of the CBC/SRC in Winnipeg South, Winnipeg South Centre and Saint Boniface-Saint Vital will officially launch the We Vote CBC! lawn sign campaign at a photo opportunity later this week.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s Leaders Series about the CBC concludes this evening with the webcast of interviews with Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
University of British Columbia law student Spencer Keys has won the 2015 Dalton Camp Award, an essay contest on the link between the media and democracy sponsored by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
FRIENDS says The CRTC is rolling the dice on the future of an industry that is crucial to Canada’s cultural sovereignty and generates more than $15 billion in revenue and 66,000 jobs.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’ Leaders Series about the CBC continues with the webcast of interviews with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
All the major Canadian TV network and station owners: Bell, Corus, Québécor, Rogers and Shaw have refused to air Friends of Canadian Broadcasting TV ads that satirize Stephen Harper for his hostile agenda towards the CBC.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting announced today that the Honourable Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition and Canada’s New Democrats, will kick off Friends’ Leaders’ Series about the CBC.
Concern about the future of local TV will be front and centre at the CRTC hearing on the future of TV with the release of a Nanos opinion survey of residents in five swing ridings.
FRIENDS says proposed changes to broadcasting regulations up for discussion starting this morning would not be good for Canadian broadcasting and they won't do consumers any favours either.
On the eve of a CRTC hearing that could result in the gutting of Canada’s TV rules, a new Nanos survey finds the sweeping changes up for consideration are on shaky ground with Canadians.