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.
*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|
Duty Entertainment Expenses
|31/10/2008||Lunch with consultant||$60.52|