Candidate briefing with Min Sook Lee

Thank you Toronto-Danforth NDP candidate Min Sook Lee for meeting with our volunteers Lisa and Joe for a We Choose candidate briefing this morning. We’re glad to see CBC, Canadian media and journalism as part of your priorities!

We Choose at Downtown Penticton Community Market

Even our feline friends are saying We Choose! Thanks to our hardworking volunteers and everyone who signed our petition at Downtown Penticton Community Market yesterday.

Revue Cinema overflows with We Choose supporters!

There was almost not enough room for everyone at our Digital Disconnect screening at Toronto’s Revue Cinema last night. Thank you to our host Eric Peterson (Corner Gas), supporters, volunteers and panellists for showing how important our public broadcaster is to Canada’s democracy!

Sunshine and signatures at Byron Farmers Market

Hey Byron Farmers Market, thank you for the sunshine, smiles and signatures on our We Choose petition!


Briefing candidates in our battleground ridings

Our volunteers have been busy meeting with and briefing candidates in our battleground ridings about We Choose!

Volunteers Larry Zacharko, Barbara Gordon and Douglas Rodgers met with Parkdale-High Park NDP candidate Paul Taylor to brief him about our We Choose campaign.


FRIENDS’ Jim Thompson met with Ottawa-Centre Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna to brief her about We Choose.


FRIENDS volunteers Edda Loomes, David Baine and Sylvia Krogh met with Edmonton-Strathcona NDP candidate Heather McPherson to brief her about We Choose.


Edmonton Centre NDP candidate Katherine Swampy’s daughter poses with a We Choose lawn sign.


Packed house at Oakville’s Digital Disconnect

The theatre was packed at our Digital Disconnect film screening and panel discussion last night! We love the incredibly insightful questions from the audience. Our supporters and volunteers are the driving force behind our We Choose campaign!

Peterborough all candidates debate

The room was filled to capacity at our all candidates debate in Peterborough! Thanks to all our volunteers for making it a success and guests for the thoughtful questions and insights. We appreciate the participation of candidates from the Liberal Party, the NDP, the Conservative Party and the People’s Party of Canada.

30 Days to Go! Join the We Choose campaign

Do you live in a battleground riding? FRIENDS has identified 21 particularly tight races, where the election is so close that all party candidates are especially eager to win your vote. Tell them that strong funding for the CBC, public broadcasting and our own Canadian media is an election issue to you by ordering a We Choose campaign sign for your lawn or window. With just 30 days until the election, the time is now to make sure they get the message.

Click here to order a sign if you live in one of the following ridings. (Not sure of your riding? Enter your postal code to find out your federal election riding.)

British Colombia

  • Burnaby North–Seymour
  • Burnaby South
  • Central Okanagan–Similkameen–Nicola
  • Kelowna–Lake Country
  • South Okanagan–West Kootenay
  • South Surrey–White Rock


  • Calgary Centre
  • Calgary Confederation
  • Edmonton Centre
  • Edmonton Strathcona


  • Davenport
  • Don Valley West
  • Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas
  • London West
  • London–Fanshawe
  • Oakville
  • Ottawa Centre
  • Parkdale–High Park
  • Peterborough–Kawartha
  • Toronto–Danforth
  • Waterloo

Honk if you love CBC!

Our volunteers were up at dawn to greet motorists with the sign “HONK IF YOU LOVE CBC!”. What did they hear? Lots of love for our public broadcaster!

We Choose goes back to school!

We held the first of our fall screenings of Digital Disconnect last night at Ryerson University! Thank you to everyone who came out, watch the film and got the conversation going with some tough questions. Our deepest appreciation go to the Ryerson Leadership Lab and Documentary Organization of Canada for partnering with us on this event.

Co-Founder of the Ryerson Leadership Lab welcomes guests with a few opening remarks about the event and the film.


FRIENDS Executive Director Daniel Bernhard introduces the film and panellists.


Daniel Bernhard with panellists: Chair of the Open Democracy Project Ana Serrano, journalist and documentary filmmaker Sun-Kyung “Sunny” Yi, and founder of Who Targets Me Sam Jeffers.


From left: Daniel Bernhard, Sun-Kyung “Sunny” Yi, Ana Serrano and Sam Jeffers.