News Releases — 2011

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Nov 29, 2011 — News Release

Le gouvernement conservateur perdrait sa nouvelle crédibilité en matière culturelle si Radio-Canada subissait des coupures

Le parti Conservateur a réussi à s'attirer la confiance des citoyens en ce qui a trait à la culture canadienne et à la Société Radio-Canada, mais cette confiance pourrait rapidement se volatiliser si la SRC devait faire face aux compressions  à son allocation parlementaire dont les rumeurs abondent.

Nov 29, 2011 — News Release

Poll: New Conservative traction on culture and CBC could slip with budget cuts

New survey finds the Conservative Party is gaining the trust of voters when it comes to Canadian culture and the CBC, but that trust could quickly evaporate if forecast cuts to the national public broadcaster’s parliamentary allocation come to pass.

Oct 27, 2011 — News Release

PM’s appointees responsible for CBC’s disclosure woes

FRIENDS says the current debate about the CBC's access to information practices lays bare a broader accountability issue.

Sep 26, 2011 — News Release

CBC funding comes under Conservative fire despite election promise

Despite an election promise to maintain or increase funding to the CBC, cutting or even eliminating the budget of the national public broadcaster seems to be rising up the agenda of the Harper government.

May 31, 2011 — News Release

Dalton Camp Award returns home

Nine years after its creation, the Dalton Camp Award returns to Fredericton this week with the presentation of the 2011 DCA Award at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Apr 8, 2011 — News Release

Who is lying now?

FRIENDS says that at the direction of the Prime Minister's Office, Conservative MPs have engaged in a national campaign to mislead voters concerning the Harper government's investment in the CBC.