Vladimir Putin

Stewart, Andrew

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The structure and makeup of the Board of Broadcast Governors. The two initial meetings of the Board for public hearings, and to deal with applications which had previously been referred to the Board of Governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation but had not been disposed of by them. The general objects and purposes for which the Board was established, as set out in Section 10 of the Broadcasting Act. Three broad areas or divisions within this general statement, the first being the provision of a varied and comprehensive broadcasting service of "a high standard," the subject of this address. Two distinct approaches to broadcasting: the "market area" approach and the "area served" approach. The speaker's belief that the two are not incompatible or irreconcilable, with discussion. Defending the principle of regulation of broadcasting incorporated in the new Act. The possibility that regulation could be more disastrous than its absence. The justification of regulatory authority and where it must be found. Restraint and what the speaker means by it. How high standards will be created. Why the speaker believes that the standard of the programs offered to and accepted by Canadian listeners is uniquely important at this point in Canada's history.

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