A blanket argument for empathy
Stories told in public broadcasting can create empathy in listeners and lead to positive change and healthier communities. Policy-makers must remember the value of empathy, and the choice between the knitting together or the unravelling of social fabrics.
Statement from FRIENDS on the election of a Liberal minority government
InPress ReleasesonSeptember 22nd, 2021
“Throughout the 2021 federal election FRIENDS and our thousands of supporters worked tirelessly to make sure that standing up for Canadian voices was an issue of importance to candidates across the country."
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
FRIENDS' reply on the commercial radio policy framework review
InPolicy BriefsonApril 29th, 2021
FRIENDS' intervention in CRTC 2021 Commercial Radio Review
InPolicy BriefsonMarch 29th, 2021
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting (FRIENDS) is pleased to provide these general comments in respect of the appropriate radio policy framework for commercial radio going forward.
The politics of CBC governance
InBriefingUpdated onMarch 2nd, 2021
While its programming and content are widely consumed, less is known about who is actually in charge of Canada’s national public broadcaster.
FRIENDS closing comments to CRTC for 2021 CBC License Renewal
InNewsonMarch 2nd, 2021
Licence renewals for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations English-language audio-visual services, Final reply by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (FRIENDS)