Summary of expenses for Julie Miville-Dechêne

Period from October 1st to December 31, 2008

The Ombudsman, French Services, is an independent appeal authority for viewers, listeners and Internet users who feel that News or information broadcast on Radio-Canada is biased, inaccurate or unfair. With the help of her assistant, the Ombudsman handles complaints, investigates facts and publicizes her findings.

The Ombudsman is a member of national and international ombudsman associations, occasionally attending symposia to hone her skills. She delivers training on journalistic responsibility to Radio-Canada staff across the country. She is invited to attend and speak at conferences in different locations to explain her role to the general public. She may occasionally hire experts to assist her. She must also present an annual report on her activities to the CBC/Radio-Canada President and CEO and Board of Directors.

Travel Expenses

Date(s) Purpose(s) Cost(s)

*Trip taken during second quarter of 2008–09

16-19/08/2008 * Paris: Work from Paris bureau before leaving for Ivory Coast to attend symposium on media regulation $2,266.60
11-13/11/2008 Toronto: Leaders Forum $660.47
16-18/11/2008 Winnipeg: Ombudsman’s cross-country tour $1,156.91
19/11/2008 Ottawa: meetings of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors $142.50
5-7/12/2008 Quebec City: Attendance at 2008 Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec convention $559.20
Total $4,785.68

Duty Entertainment Expenses

Date(s) Event Descriptionn Cost
31/10/2008 Lunch with consultant $60.52
Total $60.52
GRAND TOTAL $4,846.20

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