News Releases — 2013

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Oct 16, 2013 — News Release

Pick and pay invites more consumer fleecing

Judging by the sky-high rate increases big cable has imposed since price de-regulation, consumers will likely feel pain in the pocketbook if unbundling of cable TV packages is announced in today’s Throne Speech.

Jul 22, 2013 — News Release

News Conference Advisory

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will preview the ad campaign and release details of a new Nanos poll at a news conference this morning.

Jul 22, 2013 — News Release

CBC rejects ads that challenge Harper’s media muzzling

The CBC has refused to air television ads that challenge the Conservative government's takeover of the national public broadcaster.

May 28, 2013 — News Release

Ads on CBC Radio a serious blow to public broadcasting in Canada

CBC's new licences, announced this morning by Canada's broadcast regulator, are the culmination of years of neglect by successive governments and the product of the Harper Conservatives' hostility toward public broadcasting in Canada.

May 27, 2013 — News Release

CBC Licence Renewal -- Friends of Canadian Broadcasting available to comment

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available to comment shortly after the release the CRTC decision concerning the renewal of the CBC’s broadcasting licences.  

May 23, 2013 — News Release

CBC's independence at risk if Bill C-60 passes as is

Many of Canada's leading authorities and practitioners of journalism are calling for changes to Bill C-60 so that the government's Omnibus Budget legislation does not do irreparable harm to the editorial independence of the CBC.

May 22, 2013 — News Release

Advisory - Remove CBC from Omnibus Bill C-60

On behalf of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, Ian Morrison will testify to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance concerning C-60, the Budget Implementation Omnibus Bill that would give the Cabinet new and unprecedented authority over the CBC.

May 8, 2013 — News Release

FREE CBC from political interference

No public broadcaster in any free and democratic country anywhere in the world faces political interference with its editorial independence as proposed for the CBC in Bill C-60.

May 7, 2013 — News Release

Advisory - FREE CBC from political interference

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will be on the Hill tomorrow to give a news conference and brief Parliamentarians concerning the impact on the CBC of Bill C-60.

Apr 30, 2013 — News Release

Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Newly assembled data from Elections Canada show that more than half of the CBC's directors are or have been financial supporters of the Conservative Party.

Apr 23, 2013 — News Release

Don’t cut TVO: poll

New public opinion research shows that, given the chance, a wide majority (68%) of voters would advise Premier Kathleen Wynne to maintain or increase funding to TVOntario in the upcoming provincial budget.

Apr 22, 2013 — News Release

Looking for a CBC champion in Labrador

FRIENDS has launched a new website encouraging by-election voters to elect a champion of the CBC in Labrador.