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Ottawa, 2 October 2014

Notification of the Broadcasting Arbitrator

  1. On 23 September 2014, the Broadcasting Arbitrator notified the Commission of a request from a new eligible party, the Senior Patriotic Party of Canada, for broadcasting time to be made available to it. On 25 September 2014, the Broadcasting Arbitrator informed the Commission that this new eligible party had requested and been granted approval to change its name to the “Seniors Party of Canada” (in French, “Parti des aînés du Canada”).
  2. Pursuant to subsection 339(1) of the Canada Elections Act (the Act), the Seniors Party of Canada now has an entitlement to purchase six minutes of paid broadcasting time, during prime time, in the period beginning with the issuance of the writs for a general election, and ending at midnight on the day prior to polling day. 
  3. The Commission is required, pursuant to subsection 342(1) of the Act, to notify broadcasters and network operators of every such entitlement.
  4. Any inquiry relating to decisions, orders and/or notifications of the Broadcasting Arbitrator should be referred to the following:

Peter S. Grant
The Broadcasting Arbitrator
Suite 5300
Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower
Toronto, Ontario
M5K 1E6

Tel.: 416-601-7620
Fax: 416-868-0673

Secretary General

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