An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and the Income Tax Act (closed-captioned programming)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Caroline St-Hilaire  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of May 18, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Broadcasting ActRoutine Proceedings

May 18th, 2005 / 3:10 p.m.
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Caroline St-Hilaire Bloc Longueuil, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-396, an act to amend the Broadcasting Act and the Income Tax Act (closed-captioned programming).

Mr. Speaker, I am always pleased to reintroduce this bill, especially in the month of May, Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. The purpose of this bill is to require broadcasters to provide closed captions for their video programming. It also amends the Income Tax Act to allow a tax deduction for broadcasters for the purchase of closed-captioning technology.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)