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Marla Boltman to head up Friends

Media | 02/02/2022 12:19 pm EST

Friends, formerly known as Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that Marla Boltman has been appointed as executive director and spokesperson, replacing Daniel Bernhard.  Bernhard left the organization shortly after the 2021 election. “With the imminent arrival of key pieces of legislation, Boltman will serve as a powerful advocate for Canadian voices at a critical time for the country’s cultural media policy,” Friends wrote in its press release.  Boltman will continue to engage Ottawa on...

Conservatives oppose C-10; watchdog Friends says criticism of exemption removal ‘overblown’

Media | 04/27/2021 2:56 pm EDT

The Conservatives “continue to oppose” Bill C-10, the revision of the Broadcasting Act, saying in a Monday statement that “Liberals are targeting ordinary Canadians,”...

Local news funding needed in C-10: Bell

Media | 03/22/2021 6:07 pm EDT

As the House of Commons Heritage committee hearings on the government's proposed update to the...

Bill C-10 only a ‘temporary approach’ to regulating online services: Friends

Media | 02/05/2021 5:39 pm EST

In a preliminary study on the government's overhaul of the Broadcasting Act...

Advocates call for end to digital media exemptions for CBC

Media | 01/18/2021 5:40 pm EST

The advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has called on the CRTC...

Google $1B news initiative won’t stop new legislation, gov’t says

Media | 10/01/2020 7:34 pm EDT

An announcement Thursday from Alphabet Inc.'s Google that it would put...

Broadcasting sector reacts to O’Toole victory

Media | 08/24/2020 6:19 pm EDT

The election of Erin O'Toole as federal opposition leader late Sunday night makes "the threat of CBC privatization more real," according to Friends of Canadian Broadcasting executive director Daniel Bernhard.  During his campaign for the Conservative party leadership,...

CBC suspends local newscasts during COVID-19 pandemic

Media | 03/19/2020 4:28 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada has temporarily suspended its English-language local TV newscasts in all locations bar the North, as it opts to consolidate programming into one national news program during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...

Canadians want more money for CBC, don’t trust OTTs to support CanCon: Poll

Media | 05/13/2019 5:18 pm EDT

Almost 60 per cent of Canadians have “low trust and confidence” in Netflix Inc. to “protect Canadian culture and identity on television”; half of Canadians don't trust cable companies to do...

Senate committee calls for study of online ad tax deductibility

Media | 08/21/2018 4:10 pm EDT

The Senate transport and communications committee said Tuesday the...

Optics for gov’t could hamper tax on foreign ads proposal: Friends

Media | 05/22/2018 5:15 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A media advocacy group calling for changes that would upend the...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

Media | 04/25/2018 2:54 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the...

Senate committee to look into issue of tax on foreign ads

Media | 04/24/2018 5:58 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The chairman of the Senate transport and communications...

Ian Morrison steps down from watchdog Friends

Media | 02/12/2018 1:27 pm EST

Ian Morrison, the co-founder of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, is handing over the reins of the...