Liberal Cultural Announcement

Sep 22, 2015

Memo to FRIENDS supporters

I want to draw your attention to an important announcement today from Justin Trudeau on Liberal commitments regarding CBC and Canadian culture.

This announcement reflects a sea change in Liberal policy, and suggests a broad understanding of the key role of government in nurturing Canadian culture. FRIENDS knows from its collaboration with Nanos Research that this policy is consistent with the values of a broad majority of Canadians.

The NDP and Green Party leaders have both made commitments concerning the CBC. Regardless of which Party forms a government following the current election, we will work hard to encourage them to live up to their promises.

As you know, we follow the positions of the federal political parties on culture and the CBC closely. See, for example, the interviews with the leaders of the Green, Liberal and New Democratic Parties that we produced between February and April of this year. Although we invited their leaders at the time, the Conservatives and the Bloc Québécois did not respond to our invitations.

You can count on us to keep you informed about the commitments of all the Parties on this topic during the current general election campaign.

Best regards!

Ian Morrison

Ian Morrison
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting

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