From time to time, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting commissions research on topics relating to its issue set. FRIENDS also benefits from research papers produced by students at Canadian law schools under the auspices of the Pro Bono Student Canada programme.
The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications recommends "that the Government of Canada study the tax deductibility of foreign Internet advertising and publish a report providing its position on the matter. The report should indicate if the government intends to take actions to extend section 19 of the Income Tax Act to Internet advertising; if it does, the government should indicate the best way to do so."
By Brad Stollery, winner of the 2018 Dalton Camp Award.
By Georgina Beaty - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2018 Dalton Camp Award
The thesis of this paper is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Income Tax Act (ITA).
A report by Communic@tions Management Inc. that quantifies Netflix's subscribers and revenues in Canada and discusses the public policy implications of the streaming giant's model.
A comprehensive examination of information disorder including filter bubbles, echo chambers and information pollution published by the Council of Europe.
By Taeja Liu, winner of the 2017 Dalton Camp Award.
By Brooks Decillia - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2017 Dalton Camp Award
Public Policy Forum report finds crisis in news is a growing threat to Canadian democracy.
The thesis of this paper is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income TaxAct (ITA).
Précis: Miller-Rogers Opinion on Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process
This précis has been prepared for readers’ convenience by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, not by Peter Miller/Brian MacLoed Rogers.
German media law expert Dieter Dörr discusses a landmark constitutional decision that lays out governance arrangements to protect the independence of the country’s public broadcasters from state intervention.
Boston Consulting Group publishes a report on the impact of OTT (Over The Top) on video production around the world.
Legal opinion from Peter H. Miller and Brian MacLeod Rogers on how the federal government could to move to a merit-based, independent and arm’s-length appointment process for the CBC Board of Directors.
By Amanda Oye - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2016 Dalton Camp Award
By Kim Echlin, winner of the 2016 Dalton Camp Award
In this report, Nordicity provides a comparison of the levels of per capita public funding for public broadcasting in 18 Western countries.
An economic forecast from broadcast consultants Nordicity and Peter Miller and submitted to the CRTC by FRIENDS, predicts that more than half of local stations in small and medium sized markets will fade to black by 2020 in the absence of action by the CRTC.
Report prepared by Nordicity and Peter Miller, P. Eng., LL.B. shows that 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.
Report says that millions of citizens, without their knowledge, have been required to subsidize private corporations since 1995.
By Spencer Keys, winner of the 2015 Dalton Camp Award
A long-term study of the German media system with some notes on its potential relevance to Canada.
By Whitney Light - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2014 Dalton Camp Award
Small Towns, Big Media? Toward a Democratic, Professionally-Supported Media Renaissance in Rural Canada
By Randy Morse, winner of the 2014 Dalton Camp Award
By Mark Brister, finalist of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award
By Regan Burles, winner of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award
By Megan Cécile Radford, finalist of the 2011 Dalton Camp Award
By Joshua Noble, finalist of the 2011 Dalton Camp Award
By Nancy Black, winner of the 2011 Dalton Camp Award
By Rosalyn Yake, winner of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award