Elections Canada Broadcasting Arbitrator Reappointed - State and Federal Communications

March 21, 2022  •  

Elections Canada Broadcasting Arbitrator Reappointed

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On March 21, Broadcasting Arbitrator Monica Song was reappointed to her position in charge of allocating broadcasting time among registered parties.

Ms. Song, who has served in the post since being originally appointed in 2020, is also a public law lawyer and partner with Dentons Canada LLP.

Besides allocating broadcasting time, a Broadcasting Arbitrator, which is a position mandated by the Canada Elections Act, has other duties. Responsibilities of this unique role mandated by the Canada Elections Act include issuing guidelines concerning the obligations of broadcasters during general elections and arbitrating disputes between political parties and broadcasters.

Song’s reappointment was made by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, according to the Elections Canada press release.

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