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Canadian Heritage committee  As you know, especially in the Toronto area, we have two over-the-air multilingual, multicultural broadcasters that are available to everyone, under the name of OMNI. As well, on the specialty side, we created 10 years ago the category B licence, which is free market entry with a

November 18th, 2010Committee meeting

Rita Cugini

Canadian Heritage committee  If they are refused, it's because it's an incomplete application, or because it is deemed to be competitive with something that currently exists under what we call category 1, which is a higher benchmark or something that is currently available on analog. But we could receive as

November 18th, 2010Committee meeting

Rita Cugini

Canadian Heritage committee  All the broadcasters, by condition of licence, are obligated to comply with the Canadian Association of Broadcasters code of ethics, which deals not only with issues of stereotyping but sex role stereotyping as well. As I said, these are enshrined in their conditions of licence.

November 18th, 2010Committee meeting

Rita Cugini

Canadian Heritage committee  Thank you, Konrad. I'd now like to turn to the small and independent television broadcasters. We are well aware of the challenges they face and we've taken a number of steps to deal with those issues. We have just concluded a hearing on our direct-to-home satellite distributio

November 18th, 2010Committee meeting

Rita Cugini