About CPAC

Created by Cable for Canadians

CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel, is Canada’s only privately-owned, commercial free, not for profit, bilingual licensed television service. Created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies to preserve an independent editorial voice for Canada’s democratic process, CPAC provides a window on Parliament, politics and public affairs in Canada and around the world. Since 1992, the cable industry has invested more than $50 million in CPAC, and today CPAC programming is delivered by cable, satellite and wireless distributors to over 11 million homes in Canada and worldwide via 24/7 webcasting available on this website.

24. 7. Politics in action

Parliament… Politics… Public Affairs… CPAC is Canada’s independent, commercial-free politics in action, providing around the clock programming focused exclusively on the people and processes shaping our country each day. From our broadcast centre two blocks south of Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa, our experienced editorial staff stay on top of events as they happen—and have direct access to the politicians making them happen. The result: insight and analysis that takes you far beyond the headlines, and compelling coverage of politics and events as they happen. When things turn political, Canadians turn to CPAC.

Founding Partners

CPAC was created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies that today include Rogers, Shaw, Videotron, Cogeco, EastLink and Access Communications.

CPAC’s Board of Directors is made up of cable industry representatives who guide the overall direction of the network. Day-to-day operations and editorial decisions are the responsibility of CPAC staff.

Canada’s cable industry believes that unbiased and widespread access to the institutions, processes, individuals and events that shape Canadian public policy is a vital public service.

CPAC contributes to the quality and choice of Canadian cable programming and demonstrates the cable industry’s commitment to giving Canadians a window on the events that define and reflect the nation.