An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (independence of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Louis Plamondon  Bloc

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

Status

Introduced, as of Dec. 10, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Broadcasting Act to require the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to take the necessary measures to preserve its freedom of expression and independence.

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Broadcasting ActRoutine Proceedings

December 10th, 2014 / 4:10 p.m.
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Bloc

Louis Plamondon Bloc Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-645, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (independence of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce the bill to amend the Broadcasting Act regarding the independence of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The CBC ombudsman recently informed us that the Prime Minister's Office and Canadian Heritage pressured the crown corporation, thereby threatening its independence. Since we do not want to have state television, but rather a neutral, independent public broadcaster, I am introducing this bill today in order to oblige CBC to take the necessary measures to preserve its freedom of expression and its independence.

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