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Jul 02, 2019, 12:54 ET Unfriend Facebook ad campaign launched

TORONTO, July 2, 2019 /CNW/ - This morning, the watchdog group FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting launched the first newspaper ad campaign by a third party during the pre-election period. The group's...


Jun 24, 2019, 16:12 ET No More Federal Funding to Sidewalk Labs

TORONTO , June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The federal government should put an immediate stop payment on infrastructure and other sources of federal support for Sidewalk Labs because they are funding Google's...


Feb 01, 2019, 13:00 ET Burnaby South candidates to discuss the future of CBC and Canadian democracy in the age of Facebook

VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, with support from Media Democracy Day and the Simon Fraser University School of Communication, will host a by-election candidates'...


May 09, 2018, 13:59 ET Advisory - Public broadcasting watchdog available for comment on La Presse decision

TORONTO, May 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Daniel Bernhard, Executive Director and Spokesperson for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, is available today for comment following the decision by Montreal newspaper, La ...


Jan 23, 2017, 10:44 ET Simple move would support local media and raise government revenues

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - A 20th-century CRA opinion is the only barrier to infusing hundreds of millions of advertising dollars into hard-pressed Canadian media outlets and generating up to $1B...


Jan 05, 2016, 10:02 ET Harper legacy spells trouble for Canadian TV

New study shows planned CRTC changes will cost 15,000 Canadian jobs OTTAWA, 5 Jan. 2016 /CNW/ - A first-of-its-kind independent economic forecast shows regulatory changes espoused by the Harper...


May 28, 2013, 13:34 ET Ads on CBC Radio a serious blow to public broadcasting in Canada

TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - 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...


Nov 19, 2012, 12:03 ET CBC plans to go more commercial

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - CBC is presenting a plan this morning for the renewal of its broadcasting licences that will make it less of a public service broadcaster, and less distinctive, if...


Oct 10, 2012, 11:25 ET The CBC We Want Town Hall

KINGSTON, ON, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and CFRC Radio, will convene The CBC We Want, a town hall meeting in Kingston tomorrow evening. What: An evening of expert...


Oct 09, 2012, 10:58 ET NHL lockout just the tip of the iceberg for CBC

HAMILTON, ON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The CBC will suffer a devastating financial loss of as much as $200 million annually if it loses the rights to Hockey Night in Canada in 2014 when its agreement...


Sep 25, 2012, 09:42 ET The CBC We Want Town Hall

SASKATOON, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will convene The CBC We Want, a town hall meeting in Saskatoon tonight. What: An evening of expert discussion, audience...


Sep 21, 2012, 14:57 ET The CBC We Want Town Hall

WINNIPEG, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will convene The CBC We Want, a town hall meeting, in Winnipeg this weekend. What: An afternoon of expert discussion and audience...


Sep 04, 2012, 10:05 ET The CBC We Want Town Hall

HALIFAX, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time this century, Nova Scotians and all Canadians will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future direction of the CBC when the national public...


Aug 13, 2012, 12:00 ET The CBC We Want Town Hall

VICTORIA, Aug. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time this century, British Columbians and all Canadians will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future direction of the CBC when the national public...


Aug 09, 2012, 12:00 ET The CBC We Want Town Hall

VANCOUVER, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time this century, British Columbians and all Canadians will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future direction of the CBC when the national public...


May 31, 2012, 09:00 ET Tune-in today as Friends launches The CBC We Want - A conversation about the future direction of our national public broadcaster

TORONTO, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Veronica Tennant will moderate the opening round of a Canada-wide conversation about the future direction of our national public broadcaster which will be webcast from a ...


May 25, 2012, 12:32 ET Friends to launch The CBC We Want - A conversation about the future direction of our national public broadcaster

TORONTO, May 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Veronica Tennant will moderate the opening round of a Canada-wide conversation about the future direction of our national public broadcaster which will be webcast from a ...


Apr 26, 2012, 10:47 ET FRIENDS launch People's Pick for CBC Chair

TORONTO, April 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launched an online vote this morning to select the People's Pick for the next Chair of the CBC. Voting is taking place at: www.friends....


Feb 01, 2012, 13:00 ET Kamloops area residents want their own CBC station

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - A substantial majority (73%) of Kamloops area residents would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs and three-quarters (76%) hope...


Feb 01, 2012, 10:00 ET Hamilton residents want their own CBC station

HAMILTON, ON, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - A substantial majority (65%) of Hamilton area residents would like CBC to establish a local radio station to cover community affairs, and support the Conservative's ...


Jan 18, 2012, 11:35 ET Media Advisory - News Conference - What do people in the Waterloo region think about the new local radio station CBC has promised for the area?

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will release a new opinion poll which canvasses the attitudes of people living in the Waterloo region about the CBC's promised new ...


Apr 19, 2010, 09:53 ET Poll shows wide opposition to foreign ownership of Canadian media

OTTAWA, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Most Canadians (68%) believe broadcasting and communications are too important to our national security and cultural sovereignty to allow foreign control of Canadian...


Apr 01, 2010, 08:00 ET Harper failed to consider Canadian culture in Globalive decision

OTTAWA, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - A coalition of leading cultural organizations announced this morning they are seeking intervenor status in an application to the Federal Court for judicial review of...


Oct 16, 2009, 12:57 ET TV Alliance demands fair treatment for consumers

- "Heritage Minister James Moore called for special consumer hearings on the TV debate, but consumers at an unfair disadvantage in the process" - "It's time to regulate the basic rate...