Marginal note:Broadcasting Arbitrator to prepare guidelines
346. The Broadcasting Arbitrator shall, not later than two days after the issue of the writs for a general election, prepare and send to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission a set of guidelines respecting
(a) the allocation of or entitlement to broadcasting time under this Act;
(b) the procedures for booking broadcasting time by registered parties and eligible parties; and
(c) any other matters that may be pertinent to the conduct of broadcasters and network operators under this Act.
Marginal note:C.R.T.C. to prepare and send guidelines
347. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission shall, not later than four days after the issue of the writs for a general election, prepare a set of guidelines respecting the applicability of the Broadcasting Act and the regulations made under that Act to the conduct of broadcasters and network operators in relation to a general election and send them, together with the set of guidelines sent by the Broadcasting Arbitrator under section 346, to all broadcasters and network operators.
Marginal note:Prohibition relating to rates charged
348. No person shall charge a registered party, any other political party or a candidate or a person acting on behalf of any of them,
(a) a rate for broadcasting time made available to the party or candidate, in the period beginning on the issue of the writs and ending at midnight on the day before polling day, that exceeds the lowest rate charged by the person for an equal amount of equivalent time on the same facilities made available to any other person at any time within that period; or
(b) a rate for an advertisement in a periodical publication published or distributed and made public in the period referred to in paragraph (a) that exceeds the lowest rate charged by the person for an equal amount of equivalent advertising space in the same issue of the periodical publication or in any other issue of it that is published or distributed and made public in that period.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 348;
- 2001, c. 21, s. 19.
THIRD PARTY ELECTION ADVERTISING
349. The definitions in this section apply in this Part.
« publicité électorale »
“election advertising” has the same meaning as in section 319.
“election advertising expense”
« dépenses de publicité électorale »
“election advertising expense” means an expense incurred in relation to
(a) the production of an election advertising message; and
(b) the acquisition of the means of transmission to the public of an election advertising message.
« dépenses »
(a) amounts paid;
(b) liabilities incurred;
(c) the commercial value of property and services, other than volunteer labour, that are donated or provided; and
(d) amounts that represent the difference between an amount paid or a liability incurred for property and services, other than volunteer labour, and the commercial value of the property and services, when they are provided at less than their commercial value.
« groupe »
“group” means an unincorporated trade union, trade association or other group of persons acting together by mutual consent for a common purpose.
« tiers »
“third party” means a person or a group, other than a candidate, registered party or electoral district association of a registered party.
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