ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Geoffrey White (PIAC)

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Ottawa, 23 September 2015

Our file: 2015-0379-8

By email

Geoffrey White
External Counsel for PIAC

Re: Procedural request dated 1 September 2015 – shomi compliance with Telecommunications Act and with Digital Media Exemption Order

The Commission is in receipt of a letter dated 1 September 2015, wherein the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) indicated that it became aware, by way of a tweet published by Commissioner Shoan, of a meeting that took place between Commissioner Shoan and the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of shomi. PIAC expressed concern that the meeting took place while the Commission is considering a Part 1 application by PIAC regarding shomi’s regulatory compliance.

In order to avoid any appearance of bias, PIAC requested the Commission to confirm the following:

We can confirm that no other Commissioner was present at the meeting in question and that the PIAC application will be considered and decided by the following three panel members:


Original signed by

Scott Hutton
Executive Director, Broadcasting


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