Digital Services Tax consultation
InPolicy BriefsonJune 18th, 2021
FRIENDS has submitted a policy brief on the Digital Services Tax consultation to the Ministry of Finance following the release of Budget 2021.
Canadians support making big tech play by our rules and contribute to Canadian storytelling
InPress ReleasesonJune 16th, 2021
Broadcasting a Reflection
InBriefingUpdated onMay 27th, 2021
FRIENDS new report, Broadcasting a Reflection, explores Canada's cultural distinctiveness and the future of Canadian cultural policies in the digital age.
On Legislation to Tackle Online Harm
InBriefingUpdated onApril 2nd, 2021
FRIENDS has been calling for the federal government to do more to tackle online harm. For too long, platforms like Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Pornhub have been able to publish and illegal content in Canada with impunity.
Online Harm: Protecting Canadian Democracy in the Age of Social Media
InNewsonMarch 10th, 2021
A panel discussion with Members of Parliament Charlie Angus (NDP MP for Timmins — James Bay), Iqra Khalid (Liberal MP for Mississauga — Erin Mills) and Bob Zimmer (CPC MP for Prince George — Peace River — Northern Rockies) with Daniel Bernhard (Executive Director, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting) Adelina Petit-Vouriot (Research Manager, The Samara Centre for Democracy), Dr. Heidi Tworek (associate professor of international history and public policy at UBC) and Dr. Chris Tenove (Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Political Science at UBC).
No new law required: Federal government has power to crack down on Pornhub using existing powers
InPress ReleasesonDecember 8th, 2020
Michael de Adder's best 2020 cartoons
InEditorialonDecember 8th, 2020
On the Proposed Amendments to the Broadcasting Act
Diversity of Voices
InBriefingUpdated onNovember 4th, 2020
After a long wait, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has tabled a bill to amend the Broadcasting Act. Here's what we think of it.