First Indigenous Woman Appointed as CRTC Commissioner for B.C., Yukon

              By Shruti Shekar for MobileSyrup.com      JUL 5, 2019

Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Minister Pablo Rodriguez has appointed Clare Anderson as full-time commissioner for British Columbia and Yukon at the CRTC.

Anderson is the first Yukon resident and first Indigenous woman to hold this position, a July 5th press release said. Her term with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will last for five years beginning August 26th, 2019.

The press release noted that Anderson is a citizen of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and is also an associate lawyer at Lackowicz & Hoffman, located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Before she was called to the Yukon bar in 2014, Anderson worked for her First Nation’s reconciliation project “where she consulted with her fellow First Nation citizens and leadership about reconciliation within Indigenous communities,” the release added.

This appointment was made following the government’s new approach to Governor-in-Council appointments, which supports an open and transparent selection process, the release said. It aims for gender parity and hopes to reflect diversity.

Source: Canadian Heritage

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Published on July 5, 2019 at 3:14 pm by mikedup

Comments

July 5, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Terry Bell

Oh good. Another lawyer that has no broadcast experience.


July 5, 2019 - 10:14 pm

BMCQ

Terry Bell

Complete agreement, well said .


July 6, 2019 - 9:10 pm

obi wan

Just another establishment toady with no real power. The CRTC is a smoke and mirrors show designed to placate the peasants. If they were really looking out for average Canadians they never would have allowed a handful of companies to control everything. Instead we get ripped off for telecommunications services and have corporate/government propaganda jammed down our throats 24/7. I’m sure the new Commissioner will enjoy the $250,000+ annual salary, a generous expense account and a fabulous pension.


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