Shaw Exec. Paul Robertson Dead at Age 59




Paul Robertson, Executive Vice President of Shaw Communications and President of Shaw Media, passed away Tuesday after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 59.

“He was a warm and caring leader with an infectious sense of humour and a relentless passion for our industry,” said Brad Shaw, CEO of Shaw Communications, in a statement.  “He lived every day with heart and laughter, and he generously shared his wisdom and insight with all around him.”

Robertson was a well-known and respected figure in the Canadian broadcasting industry with more than 30 years of management experience.  Robertson assumed his role at Shaw Media in 2010 following the acquisition of Canwest by Shaw Communications.

Robertson had an honours degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.   He then joined  Campbell Soup Co. and General Foods,  which led to senior marketing and programming positions at CTV and terms as president of  Nelvana and Corus Television.

In addition to his business experience, Robertson was a director at the Canadian Film Centre and previously served as president of the executive committee for Concerned Children’s Advertisers and as chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

Robertson is survived by his wife Carole and their daughter Danielle.


  1. I was saddened when I read this news. I had met Paul several times at various Corus functions and although our professional paths never crossed he always had time for a radio hack. My best to his family and his work family.


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