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

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


Caroline St-Hilaire  Bloc

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


Not active, as of May 29, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Broadcasting Act 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.


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February 5th, 2008 / 4:55 p.m.
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Carole Freeman Bloc Châteauguay—Saint-Constant, QC

We asked Senator Bryden, when he appeared before this committee, if he would support Bill C-373, and he said that he would never do so.

Thank you.

Do I have any time left?

Broadcasting ActRoutine Proceedings

May 29th, 2006 / 3:10 p.m.
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Caroline St-Hilaire Bloc Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and the Income Tax Act (closed-captioned programming).

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to be introducing, for the fourth time, this bill to amend the Broadcasting Act to make closed captioning mandatory. I hope that the government will support this bill in order to ensure that every Canadian has equal rights in terms of communications and information.

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