CPAC welcomes Budget 2024’s investment in critical infrastructure

CPAC welcomes Budget 2024’s investment in critical infrastructure

April 16, 2024 - OTTAWA - The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC), welcomes the federal government’s investment of $5 million to support critical infrastructure renewal.  

This investment into CPAC’s capital requirements, as equipment is nearing end of life, will ensure that CPAC can continue to cover core moments in Canada’s democratic process, including press conferences, political conventions and elections. 

A 3 year administrative renewal of CPAC’s CRTC license was unforeseen, resulting in a funding gap that made replacing CPAC’s aging technical infrastructure impossible. Today’s announcement demonstrates the need for CPAC, a service of exceptional importance devoted to upholding Canadians' access to Parliament, politics, and public affairs.

“We welcome Budget 2024’s announcement of investments to support the renewal of CPAC’s critical infrastructure. We are grateful for the recognition of CPAC’s important work ensuring Canadians have access to their democratic institutions,” said Christa Dickenson, CPAC President and CEO. “With social media fueling misinformation, disinformation and polarization in the Canadian political arena there has never been a more important time than now for Canadians to have direct, unfiltered access to our CPAC’s content in both official languages.”

As a condition of CPAC’s licence and to ensure independence and neutrality, programming is free from advertising. As such, CPAC funds all expenses internally.

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About CPAC:

CPAC is an independent, not-for-profit, commercial-free, bilingual media organization that connects Canadians to their democracy. On its broadcast television channel, website, and social media platforms, CPAC delivers the most comprehensive coverage of the people and events that shape Canadian public policy. Its core programming includes the complete televised proceedings of Canada's Parliament and in-depth coverage of key political events and public policy debates. Unique to CPAC is its digital offering, which includes up to 14 simultaneous live streams and a video archive boasting over 60,000 hours of parliamentary and public affairs content.  

Media contacts

For media inquiries, please contact Christina Devine, CPAC Manager of Communications and Marketing: or 613-617-8319.