About CPAC

CPAC: Watch For Democracy

CPAC is an independent, not-for-profit, commercial-free, bilingual media organization that connects Canadians to their democracy. On our broadcast television channel, website, and social media platforms, CPAC delivers the most comprehensive coverage of the people and events that shape Canadian public policy. Our core programming includes the complete televised proceedings of Canada's Parliament and in-depth coverage of key political events and public policy debates.

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Our Founding Partners

CPAC was created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies that today includes Rogers, Videotron, Cogeco, EastLink and Access Communications.

Canada's cable industry believes that unbiased and widespread access to the institutions, processes, individuals and events that shape Canadian public policy is a vital public service. CPAC contributes to the quality and choice of Canadian programming and demonstrates the cable industry's commitment to giving Canadians a window on the events that define and reflect the nation. Since 1992, the cable industry has invested more than $50 million in CPAC.

CPAC's Board of Directors is made up of industry representatives who guide the overall direction of the network. Day-to-day operations and editorial decisions are the responsibility of CPAC staff.

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Facts About CPAC

  • CPAC is Canada's only national, bilingual network presenting parliamentary, political and public affairs programming (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • We are the only network that provides Canadians with continuous, live coverage of the proceedings of the House of Commons whenever the House is in session.
  • More than 90% of CPAC's programming is Canadian.
  • CPAC operates as a not-for-profit company and offers a commercial-free programming service.
  • CPAC is not affiliated with any government department or agency.
  • CPAC's employees work out of our broadcast centre in downtown Ottawa, blocks from Parliament Hill, and collaborate with a large pool of freelancers located across Canada.

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