Nov 23 | 9:30am Local Government Programming

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SESSION NOTES:

1) Gordon Inglis: Metro Vancouver produces community TV programming to inform public about major projects, give background on decision making and which he hopes connects with people’s lives. Campaigns are coordinated across multiple platforms, including social media.

2) Gordon Inglis: Audience value is not determined by size. We’re concerned with informing our viewership, however small, to inform debate.

3) Question: Do policy makers see audience size as the ultimate determinant of the worth of community programming? If so, how does this influence decision making?

4) Cathy Edwards: it's forbidden in Canada for municipal governments to hold a community TV licence. There are often windows in programming on community channels for government programming, but municipalities can’t have a dedicated government TV channel. Why not?

5) Donna Monacci: Government TV programming helps enhance transparency in government.