Summary of expenses for Sylvain Lafrance

Period from October 1st to December 31, 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)
6–7/10/2009 Toronto: Meeting with R. Stursberg, and meeting with English and French Services programming executive directors $744.22
19–25/10/2009 Paris: TV5Monde and Université radiophonique et télévisuelle internationale (URTI) board meetings, and tour of CBC/Radio-Canada Paris bureau $6,611.48
16–17/11/2009 Ottawa: Appearance before CRTC on fee-for-carriage $434.71
17–20/11/2009 Toronto: CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors meetings $1,385.84
22–24/11/2009 St-Sauveur: French Services Executive Council meeting $96.20
26–27/11/2009 Ottawa: Conference of ministers in charge of TV5Monde $455.63
7–8/12/2009 Ottawa: Meeting with Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage $502.85
17–18/12/2009 Chicoutimi: Tour of Radio-Canada station $227.71
Total $10,458.64

Duty Entertainment Expenses

Date(s) Event Description(s) Cost(s)
6/10/2009 Lunch meeting with industry representative $123.34
14/10/2009 Lunch meeting with Senator Francis Fox $119.37
16/10/2009 Breakfast meeting with industry representative and Louis Lalande, Executive Director, Regional Services $49.59
21/10/2009 Paris: Dinner meting with TV5Monde representative $124.48
24/10/2009 Paris: Lunch meeting with National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) representative $113.00
4/11/2009 Lunch meeting with industry representative $87.65
13/11/2009 Lunch meeting with client $83.56
24/11/2009 Paris: Dinner meeting with TV5Monde representative $160.97
25/11/2009 Lunch meeting with A. Saulnier, Executive Director, News and Current Affairs, and an on-air host $174.72
3/12/2009 Lunch meeting with industry representative $64.83
Total $1,101.51
GRAND TOTAL $11,560.15

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