News Releases — 2009

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Nov 2, 2009 — News Release

Canadian consumers need protection from big cable

FRIENDS says CRTC should protect consumers from skyrocketing basic cable TV rates in the face of price increases of up to 85% since 2002.

Sep 23, 2009 — News Release

CBC petitioned to leave The National alone

Thousands of Canadians are calling on CBC to retain the one hour format of The National and keep it in its 10 pm time slot.

Aug 4, 2009 — News Release

CBC's secret plan to move The National

FRIENDS says CBC has a closely guarded secret plan to move its flagship news program The National from 10 pm to 11 pm weeknights.

Jun 30, 2009 — News Release

CBC Cancon light

Canadian content during prime time on CBC English TV has reached a 20-year low, according to new research about what’s on TV released this morning by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jun 2, 2009 — News Release

CBC sale divisive among Conservative supporters 

Study shows that more than half of current Conservative supporters with an opinion disagree that privatizing and commercializing the CBC is the right thing to do.

May 28, 2009 — News Release

2009 Dalton Camp Award Winners Announced

Canada's democracy would be enhanced if media organizations reformed some of their most basic practices and approaches, according to the winners of the 2009 Dalton Camp Awards.

May 26, 2009 — News Release

Les Québécois ne font pas confiance au Premier Ministre Harper en matière de culture

Seule Elizabeth May, chef du Parti vert, inspire moins confiance que Stephen Harper parmi les électeurs québécois à qui on demande à quel chef ils feraient plus confiance pour gérer la culture et l’identité canadiennes et québécoises dans le domaine de la radiodiffusion, selon un nouveau sondage POLLARA dévoilé ce matin.

May 26, 2009 — News Release

Quebecers don't trust Harper on culture

Only Green Party leader Elizabeth May scores lower than Stephen Harper among Quebec voters when asked which federal political party leaders are most trusted to handle culture and Canadian identity in broadcasting, according to a new Pollara survey released this morning.

May 26, 2009 — News Release

Most Albertans think CBC is under-funded: poll

A new study reveals most voters in Alberta think CBC funding should be increased and that Prime Minister Harper harbors a hostile agenda toward the national public broadcaster.

May 26, 2009 — News Release

Atlantic Canadians lead CBC fan club

Levels of support and satisfaction with the CBC are higher and more intense among Atlantic Canadians than people in other parts of the country, according to a new national Pollara survey

May 26, 2009 — News Release

Grudge against CBC seen as funding block

A new study finds levels of support and satisfaction with the CBC are high but Canadians believe their national public broadcaster is being starved of funds by a government with a vendetta against it.

May 11, 2009 — News Release

New CBC cuts coming

CBC's budget is being reviewed to identify spending cuts of up to 5% or $56 million despite Heritage Minister James Moore's guarantee that the Harper government would not cut CBC's budget.

Mar 25, 2009 — News Release

Local broadcasting fading to black with CBC cuts

FRIENDS says an 8% cut to the CBC workforce will diminish the quality and quantity of local programming on the public broadcaster.