Organizational Structure of the BPF

Incorporation


The BPF was incorporated as a corporation without share capital under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act on September 6, 2012.

Name


The official name of BPF is BROADCASTING PARTICIPATION FUND (BPF), INC. / LE FONDS DE PARTICIPATION À LA RADIODIFFUSION (FPR), INC.

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors of the BPF is composed of three Directors: the Broadcasting Industry Director; the Consumer/Public Interest Director; and the Jointly Approved Director. Prior to their election, the Broadcasting Industry Director is nominated by the Broadcasting Industry Stakeholders, while the Consumer/Public Interest Director is nominated by the Consumer/Public Interest Stakeholders. The Jointly Approved Director is proposed by the Consumer/Public Interest Stakeholders and is approved by the Broadcasting Industry Stakeholders prior to his or her election.

The current Directors of the BPFare:

David McKendry - Chair, and Jointly Approved Director
Lynne Toupin - Consumer/Public Interest Director
Robert Farmer - Broadcasting Industry Director

Costs Officer


The BPF has retained Welch LLP to act as Costs Officer to the BPF. More information on Welch LLP and the role of the Costs Officer can be found here.

Members


Membership in the BPF is limited to the then current Directors of the BPF.

Stakeholders


Stakeholders are not members of the BPF. As described above, the various Stakeholders nominate the candidates to be elected as Directors by the members. You can view the currently elected Stakeholders.

Broadcasting Industry Stakeholders are broadcasting industry businesses and broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) that are subject to CRTC regulation or conditions of license, and have:
   (i) been recommended by not less than 50% of the existing Broadcasting Industry Stakeholders;
   (ii) executed the Stakeholder Agreement; and
   (iii) been confirmed by the Board of Directors and recorded as such.

Consumer/Public Interest Stakeholders are consumer and public interests groups, including advocacy and service groups, that are active before the CRTC in broadcasting proceedings and directly represent a broad-based membership of users, and have:
   (i) been recommended by not less than 50% of the existing Consumer/Public Interest Stakeholders;
   (ii) executed the Stakeholder Agreement; and
   (iii) been confirmed by the Board of Directors and recorded as such.

You do not have to be a Stakeholder to be awarded costs. 

If your organization wishes to become a Stakeholder, please contact the BPF.


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