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Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Reappoints Broadcasting Arbitrator
Gatineau, Monday, March 7, 2016
- The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, today announced that Mr. Peter S. Grant has been reappointed as Broadcasting Arbitrator pursuant to section 332 of the Canada Elections Act.
- Mr. Grant was chosen by a unanimous decision of the parties represented in the House of Commons.
- The Broadcasting Arbitrator is responsible for allocating to the federally registered political parties, and the parties that have been designated eligible for registration by the Chief Electoral Officer, the paid air time that Canadian broadcasters must make available during a general election. He also allocates free broadcasting time.
- Mr. Grant is Counsel and past chair of the Technology, Communications and Intellectual Property Group in the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto. He has acted as Broadcasting Arbitrator since 1993.
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