Short, William, Canadian Parliamentary Review
The Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly conducted its annual review of the Ontario Legislature's television broadcast system as part of the Committee's permanent mandate. An issue raised during the review was the fact that a major satellite broadcast distributor was apparently not interested in renewing the contract for distribution of the signal which carries the Assembly's parliamentary channel (OntParl). Committee Members were concerned that, with revised channel programming affecting the OntParl signal carried by cable providers and with a decision not to renew the contract for satellite distribution of the signal, fewer members of the public would have access to the televised proceedings of the Ontario Legislative Assembly. After further discussion the Committee agreed that a letter signed by the Speaker and endorsed by the Committee should be sent to the CRTC urging that coverage of legislative proceedings in Ontario be made mandatory.
As a result of this discussion and review of the television broadcast system, Bob Delaney, who is a Member of the Legislative Assembly Committee, introduced a Private Members Notice of Motion on Thursday, October 9, 2008 which read as follows:
That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should request of the Government of Canada that an amendment …
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Publication information: Article title: Ontario. Contributors: Short, William - Author. Journal title: Canadian Parliamentary Review. Volume: 31. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2008. Page number: 41+. © 2009 Canadian Parliamentary Association. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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