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Cable Public Affairs Channel fonds [moving images]. 



Place of creation


ca. 2983 videocassettes (ca. 3700 h).

Scope and content

Fonds consists of a selection of programming produced by the Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) from 1993 to 2005. CPAC programming includes unedited coverage of: the proceedings of the House of Commons and selected standing committees; public affairs programming from Parliamentary proceedings and Supreme Court cases; scrums; Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry; election coverage; Governor General's initiatives; conferences, think-tanks and university symposia; proceedings of provincial legislatures; speeches by national and international decision-makers and opinion leaders; Government Task Force consultations and regulatory agency proceedings; street interviews with Canadians regarding matters of the day. Highlights include coverage of the 1995 referendum in Quebec and the Somalia and Krever Inquiries.

Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of CPAC, the copyright holder.

Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions. (Electronic)

Biography / Administrative history

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) was initially formed by the cable industry in 1988 as an experimental service whose primary mandate was to carry coverage from the House of Commons. The service was originally named the Cable Parliamentary Channel. On October 1 1996 a new image and name was launched. Renamed the Cable Public Affairs Channel (la Chaîne d'affaires publiques par câble), the service broadened its scope to broadcast more public affairs programming in addition to live parliamentary debates. CPAC web site, discussions with CPAC staff.

Additional information

Material was received between 1996 and 2007 from the Cable Public Affairs Channel, Ottawa, Ontario.


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