Louis Lalande, executive vice-president of French services for CBC/Radio Canada, and his colleagues Patricia Pleszczynska and Michel Cormier testify as part of the Senate’s study of the public broadcaster’s obligations under the Official Languages Act and some aspects of the Broadcasting Act. The executives also comment on the CRTC’s decision, made in May, to renew the broadcaster’s licences for its English- and French-language television and radio services for five years.
Senators then hear from Scott Hutton, executive director of broadcasting at the CRTC, in the second part of the meeting. He presents an overview of the conditions of licence that the federal broadcast regulator has imposed on CBC/Radio-Canada. (December 9, 2013)