News | 05/24/2001 4:00 am EDT
Paul Robertson, president of television at Corus Entertainment Inc, has been named chair of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. He replaces Daniel Lamarre, who quit the position when he left TVA Group to join the Cirque du Soleil. A number of other new appointments has been made at the broadcast lobby group as a result of vacancies arising since the CAB’s annual meeting in Calgary last November, including CTV Inc president and COO Trina McQueen becoming chair of the CAB’s television board. She replaces Kevin Shea, who resigned as president of Global Television Network (CCR, March 14/01). Lisa de Wilde, president and CEO of Astral Television Networks Inc, becomes chair of the specialty and pay board — the position formerly held by Robertson. Glenn O’Farrell, senior VP of specialty services at Global Television Network, has been named vice chair of the television board, replacing Robin Fillingham. Serge Bellerose, director general of Le Canal Nouvelles, remains vice chair of the specialty and pay board. Doug Rutherford, VP of radio for Western Canada at Corus Entertainment Inc moves up to chair of the radio board from vice chair, replacing Jim MacLeod. The new radio vice chair is Rob Braide, VP and general manager at CJAD/CJFM-FM, who was already on the radio board.