Madam Speaker, from November 28 to November 30, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters met in Ottawa for their 78th annual convention.
Some 600 of the country's most senior private radio, television and specialty and pay services broadcasters attended the convention that had as its theme, “Private Broadcasting: Putting Canada First”. Topics of discussion ranged from cultural diversity issues to the future of local programming in Canada.
During their two days of meetings, they participated in activities that centred on the role of broadcasters in promoting Canada's identity.
I am pleased to congratulate the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and its members on a successful and well attended 78th annual meeting.