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Communications Policy of the Government of Canada

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Effective date Policy Objective Policy Statement Application and Authority Policy Requirements 1. Informing and Serving Canadians 2. Information Free of Charge 3. Plain Language 4. Official Languages 5. Corporate Identity 6. Reflecting Diversity 7. Environment Analysis 8. Public Opinion Research 9. Consultation and Citizen Engagement 10. Risk Communication 11. Crisis and Emergency Communication 12. Management and Co-ordination 13. Planning and Evaluation 14. Memoranda to Cabinet and Treasury Board Submissions 15. Regional Operations 16. Internal Communication 17. Technological Innovation and New Media 18. Internet and Electronic Communication 19. Media Relations 20. Spokespersons 21. Public Events and Announcements 22. Fairs and Exhibitions 23. Advertising 24. Partnering and Collaborative Arrangements 25. Sponsorships 26. Marketing 27. Publishing 28. Copyright and Licensing 29. Film, Video and Multimedia Productions 30. Cataloguing and Securing Information 31. Training and Professional Development Accountability 1. Ministers 2. Treasury Board of Canada and Secretariat 3. Cabinet 4. Privy Council Office 5. Deputy Heads 6. Heads of Communications and Communications Staff 7. Policy Advisers, Program Managers and Functional Specialists 8. Public Works and Government Services Canada 9. Service Canada 10. Library and Archives Canada Monitoring Procedures Guidelines References 1. Legislation 2. Related policy instruments Inquiries Appendix A: Definitions Appendix B: The Communications Function Effective and Accountable Management Values and Ethics Listening and Evaluating Meeting Diverse Needs Outreach Corporate Identity and Visibility Annex: Guidelines