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Public Record - 2003 McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Conference (Part 1 of 6)


Panellists explore issues of media control at the annual public policy conference hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Montreal, Que., February 14, 2003.

Governor General Adrienne Clarkson delivers a keynote address about the cultural and political aspects of media concentration, including the media’s effect on immigrants’ perceptions of Canada.

Afterwards, a panel of speakers explore media convergence, the concentration of media ownership, and the media’s place in contemporary social and political life. The panellists are Yves Rabeau (a professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal), Alain Gourd (an executive vice-president at Bell Globemedia Inc.), Ken Goldstein (the president of Communications Management Inc.) and André Préfontaine (the president of Médias Transcontinental Inc.)


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