Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent

Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2020-02-10

Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number: 2019-379
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 4287
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2019-0279-2, 2019-0280-0, 2019-0281-7, 2019-0282-5
Cas / Case: 284160

Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Oui/Yes
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No

Commentaire / Comment
February 10, 2020

Mr. Claude Doucet
Secretary General
CRTC
Gatineau, Quebec


Re: CBC License Renewal – Application numbers: 2019-0280-0 and 2018-0282-5

Dear Mr. Doucet:

I am writing this letter to articulate my support of the CBC’s license renewal.

I have reviewed CBC’s proposal and believe that it offers a direction that will allow the corporation to form a bridge between traditional and digital broadcasting. As you know, broadcasting is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate and this proposal will position the CBC to effectively meet the challenges of this changing broadcasting environment.

CBC’s license renewal will allow it to bridge the gap between traditional broadcasting and emerging technology, giving the Canadians the ability to view the CBC’s broadcasts using the technology that is most accessible to them – whenever and wherever they want.

As a Canadian, a strong public broadcaster is both necessary and essential. Not only to hold the government of the day to account, but to tell the stories about Canada itself, our people, our culture, our minorities, and our communities.

As the CEO of one of Canada’s largest food banks, a robust and effective public broadcaster is essential to the process of community building. Countless organizations like the Ottawa Food Bank connect with our communities through the CBC, not just during the holiday season, but throughout the year. A public broadcaster that reaches Canadians effectively, builds a more effective Canada.

For these reasons, we support CBC’s license renewal application and request to appear at the hearing.

Regards,


Michael Maidment
Chief Executive Officer
Ottawa Food Bank
Ottawa, Ontario


Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearance
I am requesting to appear at the committee to discuss the importance of the CBC's role in community building and story telling that supports the charitable sector in Canada.

I believe an appearance would allow me to better articulate the role the CBC plays in community building and offer specific examples of why this role played by the corporate is essential to Canadians.



Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes

Information du client / Client information

Nom / Name: Rachael Wilson
Titre / Title: CEO
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company: Ottawa Food Bank
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: rachael.wilson@ottawafoodbank.ca
Adresse postale / Address: 1317 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: K1B 3M9
Téléphone / Telephone: 613-745-7001
Facsimilé / Fax:

Représentant autorisé / Designated representative

Nom / Name: Rachael Wilson
Titre / Title: CEO
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company: Ottawa Food Bank
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: rachael.wilson@ottawafoodbank.ca
Adresse postale / Address: 1317 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: K1B 3M9
Téléphone / Telephone: 613-745-7001
Facsimilé / Fax: