Thank you, Mr. von Finckenstein.
I want to discuss another element of your report. I'm talking about the Local Programming Improvement Fund. A little earlier, there was a lot of talk about public and private broadcasters. Last Sunday, Denise Robert, who works in the film industry, appeared on the French talk show Tout le monde en parle and said that there would be no Quebecker or Canadian cinema without public funding. We feel that Canadian television would not exist either without public funding. I think that public funding, along with other kinds of funding and tax credits, proves that the so-called private broadcasters are not all that private after all.
I also want to bring to your attention the study on independent production by UQAM's Professor Naciri. After his study was published, he told us that independent or private producers cover only 3% of the total cost of the production they then sell to a broadcaster. To what extent do you think private Canadian broadcasters are quasi-public?