Mr. J. A. Jerome (Parliamentary Secretary to President of the Privy Council):
I am informed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Prime Minister's and Privy Council Offices as follows: 1. and 2. A total of five for English language radio and television services; seven for French language radio and television services, two of whom were sent from Hong Kong. The same teams covered the Commonwealth Conference, the English language group being augmented for coverage of this event by two additional personnel, one of whom was sent from Hong Kong.
3. Combined English and French language radio and television coverage totalled approximately eight hours. It has not been customary to require the CBC to disclose individual program costs. However in the case of the above events, numerous reports and commentaries of varying duration were aired over a three-week period on several programs on the English and French CBC networks and the shortwave International Services. A reasonable estimate of the over-all cost would be in the range of $45,000.
April 28, 1971
5. Information regarding CTV programming is not available.
Subtopic: CBC-COVERAGE OF PRIME MINISTER'S ASIAN TOUR AND COMMONWEALTH CONFERENCE