Published December 29, 2017 in the Halifax Chronicle Herald
TORONTO — Hubert Lacroix, the outgoing president of CBC/Radio-Canada, is sticking with the public broadcaster as the selection of his successor drags past its deadline.
Lacroix began working as president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2008 and was due to step down on Dec. 31.
A representative for the CBC confirmed Lacroix, 62, has reached an agreement to stay in his position “until a replacement is found.”
Earlier this year, the federal Liberals unveiled an overhaul of how the board of directors at CBC/Radio-Canada are chosen in response to complaints that the selection process was open to political interference and did not reflect Canada’s diversity.
Under the federal Broadcasting Act, the board is to consist of 12 members including a chairperson and the public broadcaster’s president.
In June, the Liberals unveiled a star-studded advisory panel to help choose new board members, although all decisions would ultimately require final approval from Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. The nine-member panel included former veteran TV news broadcaster Tom Clark, actor Colm Feore and Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.
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More Snouts in the Public Trough!
One thing for sure NONE of the above noted will ever manage to SAVE the Tax Payer a Nickel, the Spending and Mismanagement will only worsen.
“Truth and Reconcilliation”?
Yeah, You Bet!
Who was it that suggested a “Draining of the Swamp”?
Well I have an idea of just where to begin!
Are there no visible minority muslim women that are qualified to lead a billion dollar broadcasting organization? Really? The selection committee must be racist!