Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Second Session Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996-97

Chair: The Honourable LISE BACON


Tuesday, April 8, 1997

Issue No. 12

Fourth meeting on: Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (broadcasting policy


WITNESSES:

From the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission:

Françoise Bertrand, Chairperson;

Wayne Charman, Director General, Broadcast Distribution and Technology Branch;

Anne-Marie Des Roches, Administrator, French language Broadcasting;

Alastair Stewart, Legal Counsel.

Francis Fox

From the Consumers' Association of Quebec:

Françoise Drolet, President;

Claude Ouellet, General Director.

From the Specialty and Premium Television Association:

Jane Logan, President;

Michel Arpin, Vice-President, Business Development, Radiomutuel Inc.;

Gérald Janneteau, President, Réseau des sports;

Pierre Roy, President, Réseau Premier Choix;

John Riley, President, Teletoon.

From the Association des câblodistributeurs du Québec:

Guy R. Beauchamp, President and Chief Executive Officer, CF Câble TV Inc.;

Jacques Bégin, Vice-President and Director General, Cogeco Câble Inc.;

Michel Bissonnette, Vice-President Marketing, Vidéotron Ltée;

Marcel Bujold, President of the Association des câblo-distributeurs du Québec and President of Câblodistribution G. Inc.;

Lysline Parenteau, Director General;

Édouard Trépanier, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Le Groupe Vidéotron Ltée.

From the Canadian Cable Television Association:

Jay Thomson, Vice-President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs;

Charles King, Director, Government Relations.

From the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadiennes du Canada:

Jacques Michaud, President;

Yvon Samson, General Director;

Sophie Galarneau, Communications Agent.

From the Canadian Association of Broadcasters:

Michael McCabe, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Cynthia Rathwell, Legal Counsel;

Angela Roberge, Social Policy Analyst.

From the Department of Canadian Heritage:

Victor Rabinovitch, Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Development and Heritage;

Larry Durr, Director, Regulatory Policy, Broadcasting Policy Branch.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair

The Honourable J. Michael Forrestall, Deputy Chairman

and

The Honourable Senators:

Adams, Atkins, De Bané, P.C., *Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Gigantès, Losier-Cool, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), MacDonald (Halifax), Maheu, Mercier, Poulin, Roberge, Spivak

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes to the membership of the committee:

Pursuant to Rule 85(4), membership of the Committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator De Bané substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Perrault (April 8, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gigantès substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey (April 8, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Whelan (April 8, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Bacon (April 8, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator MacDonald (Halifax) substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Johnson (April 8, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Whelan substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Milne (March 19, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Roberge substituted for that of the Honourable Senator St. Germain (February 27, 1997).