Summary of expenses for Hubert T. Lacroix

Period from January 1st to March 31, 2008

CBC/Radio-Canada has adopted a de-centralized approach to its head office functions. This requires the President and CEO to maintain offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and hold senior management meetings every six weeks in one of these cities. The President also travels to meet and dialogue with employees in the regions.

With a large base of corporate stakeholders scattered throughout the country, the President must represent the national public broadcaster at a number of industry events and cultivate relationships with many key individuals and groups.

The expenses of the President and CEO are reviewed and ratified, on a quarterly basis, by the Audit Committee of CBC/Radio-Canada's Board of Directors.

Mr. Hubert T. Lacroix began his term as President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada on January 1, 2008.

Travel Expenses for the Period January 1st to March 31

Date(s) Purpose(s) Cost(s)
14–15/01/08 Toronto: Briefing with various groups (Toronto Broadcast Centre, unions, TV and Radio); cocktail with the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) and the Assocation of Professionals and Supervisors (APS); meeting with employees; tour of studios $950.19
23–24/01/08 Ottawa: Meetings with CBC/Radio-Canada's Board of Directors; meeting with Johanne Charbonneau; briefing on the iO! portal and the Maison de Radio-Canada project; meeting with employees; station tour $357.48
27–29/01/08 Vancouver: interviews; meeting with employees; meeting with English Services executives and tour of English Services; meeting with union representatives; tour of Radio 3; cocktail and dinner with English and French Services executives; meeting with P. Guérin and French Services executives, and tour of French Services; meeting with CBC/Radio-Canada Board member B. Christmas $3,936.39
04–07/02/08 Toronto: One-on-one meetings; meeting with Tim Casgrain, Chair of CBC/Radio-Canada's Board of Directors; meeting with Richard Stursberg; briefing meeting (Radio); meeting with the Canadian Media Guild (CMG) Winnipeg: Tour of English and French Services; meeting with English and French Services executives; interviews; meeting with employees; meeting with union representatives; station tour $3,825.94
13/2/2008 Ottawa: One-on-one meetings with employees $299.31
14/3/2008 Quebec City: Meeting with Minister Josée Verner; tour of studios; interviews $1,182.98
17–20/03/08 Toronto: Meeting with Tim Casgrain, Chair of CBC/Radio-Canada's Board of Directors; meeting with Richard Stursberg; one-on-one meetings with employees $907.06
27/3/2008 Ottawa: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) conference on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Toronto: Meeting with CBC/Radio-Canada Communications staff $590.78
Total $12,050.13

Duty Entertainment Expenses for the Period January 1st to March 31

Date(s) Purpose(s) Cost(s)
11/2/2008 Montreal: Business meeting with CBC/Radio-Canada Board member Rémi Racine $88.49
14/02/2008 Montreal: Business meeting with CBC/Radio-Canada Board member Trina McQueen $29.40
27/02/2008 Montreal: Business meeting with an executive from another Crown corporation $51.15
Total $169.04
GRAND TOTAL $12,219.17

* For additional information on the treatment of business travelling expenses of the President and CEO for work in Ottawa please click here.

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