Summary of expenses for Sylvain Lafrance

Period from April 1st to June 30, 2009

The Executive Vice-President, French Services, is responsible for 4,000 employees located in 20 regional production centres and 27 journalistic offices across Canada, and in the Corporation’s foreign bureaux. In his role, he travels to the regions to meet with staff.

This executive regularly meets with domestic and international industry stakeholders and attends their events at home and abroad. He is a board member of TV5MONDE and Les Radios Francophones Publiques. He also attends meetings of the Communauté des télévisions francophones, which requires foreign travel approximately five times a year for the purpose of discussing best practices with other leading broadcasters.

The Executive Vice-President attends Senior Executive Team meetings five times a year in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa, and meetings of the Corporation’s Board of Directors six times a year across the country.

Travel Expenses

Date(s) Purpose(s) Cost(s)
26–29/04/2009 Toronto: Selection board; Ottawa: CRTC hearings on Local Programming Improvement Fund $1,143.08
4–6/05/2009 Saint-Sauveur, QC: French Services Executive Council strategic meeting $156,00
12–14/05/2009 Ottawa: CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors' meetings and appearance before Official Languages Committee $641.14
11–12/06/2009 Ottawa: Senior Executive Team (SET) meeting $338.10
17–18/06/2009 Quebec City: Attendance at CBC/Radio-Canada employee Céline Galipeau’s investiture into the Ordre national du Québec $458.85
20–27/06/2009 Paris, France: TV5 Board meeting and business meetings; Brussels, Belgium: Radios Francophones Publiques (RFP) annual meeting and business meetings $5,893.56
Total $8,630.73

Duty Entertainment Expenses

Date(s) Event Description(s) Cost(s)
2/4/2009 Business meal with an external consultant and Peter St-Onge, CBC/Radio-Canada $45.38
16/04/2009 Business meal with an external consultant and Peter St-Onge, CBC/Radio-Canada $139.35
17/06/2009 Quebec City: Business meal with Christiane Barbe, Quebec deputy minister of culture and communications $74.67
23/06/2009 Paris: Business meal with a TV5 representative $142.76
Total $402.16
GRAND TOTAL $9,032.89

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