CBC/Radio-Canada furthers transparency and accountability by making public documents released through ATI

November 25, 2010, Ottawa

CBC/Radio-Canada announced today that it has made available to the public tens of thousands of pages of records released since 2007 by the Corporation under the Access to Information Act (ATI). Documents of interest to Canadians that are disclosed under the Act will continue to be posted on the Corporation’s website on an ongoing basis.

“Transparency and accountability are core values that have always guided, and will continue to guide, the way we manage public funds,” said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. “ Today, we’re going one step further by giving Canadians even more information about our administration.”

The public release of records disclosed under ATI is the latest step in the national public broadcaster’s concerted efforts to enhance its accountability to the Canadian public.

Other mechanisms already in place include regular reports to Parliament through the Corporation’s Annual Report, Corporate Plan, and appearances before Parliamentary Committees.

The Corporation’s financial reporting is annually subject to review by the Auditor General and every five to ten years, the Auditor performs a full special audit.

CBC/Radio-Canada is accountable to the CRTC by way of its Annual regulatory reports, license hearings, and innumerable policy hearings.

And through its websites, the Corporation proactively provides citizens with information of all kinds, including the travel and duty entertainment expenses of its senior executives. It also posts the rules and policies that guide our expenses, which are the same or similar to those applied within the Federal Government.

We invite all Canadians to consult the information released today, available here.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.

For additional information, please contact:
  • Angus McKinnon
    Director, Communications Services and Corporate Spokesperson
    tel. 613-288-6235
    cel. 613-296-1057
    angus.mckinnon@cbc.ca

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