TORONTO — The CBC has announced details of its efforts to meet diverse hiring, retention and promotion goals after its “Yukon Morning” radio show host lambasted the broadcaster for its failings live on-air and then quit.
The plan, which the CBC says was approved in May, is to ensure that by March 31, 2022 half of all new hires for executive and senior management positions are Indigenous people, visible minorities, or people with disabilities. It also plans to double retention and promotion rates for people from those three groups.
And the CBC is committing resources to better identify a range of internal and external hiring candidates.
“Yukon Morning” host Christine Genier resigned June 8, minutes after delivering an impassioned on-air condemnation of CBC’s lack of representation for Indigenous and Black voices.
Meanwhile, CBC News host Wendy Mesley was recently suspended from hosting, pending an investigation, after she said she “used a word that should never be used” during an editorial discussion about race.
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