Andrew Cameron joins the CRTC as parliamentary relations officer. He was previously manager of government relations at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Suzanne Gouin has been named the new president of TV5 Québec Canada Inc. Her term as head of the French-language specialty channel begins August 5. Recently, she was VP of economic publications at Transcontinental Média. Interim TV5 Québec Canada Inc. president Michel Fortier becomes VP of administration and finance. Earl Weiner joins Stornoway Communications Inc. as its new VP of marketing and affiliate relations. He has worked at such companies as 20th Century Fox Entertainment and YTV. As well, Erika Friesen, executive assistant to Stornoway president Martha Fusca, has left the company. She’s moved to the United States for a job unconnected to broadcasting. Berni Wood has resigned from the Canadian Television Fund to explore other opportunities. Wood was recently hired by the fund to increase its regional presence. But it was announced at the Banff Television Festival in June that the new regional VP positions were being axed. Wood, Carole Vivier and Susan Brinton were given the opportunity to continue working for the fund (CCR, June 21/02). CTV Inc. veteran Jim Munson has been appointed senior communication advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office. Most recently, Munson worked as a consultant on First Nations governance at the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. He worked for CTV for 23 years, including as senior Parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa. His appointment is effective Aug. 6. Sunny Handa, a lawyer formerly with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, has accepted a position with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP within its technology and communications practices. Handa was the lawyer who guided JumpTV.com through its recent Internet retransmission battles. Alan Gold was appointed as mediator in the dispute between Vidéotron ltée and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CCR UPDATE, July 10/02). The mediator was appointed by federal minister of Labour Claudette Bradshaw under section 105 of the Canada Labour Code. Gold is a former chief justice of the Quebec Superior Court. The collective agreement between Vidéotron and some 2,200 unionized technical and support personnel expired on Dec. 31, 2001. A work stoppage has been in effect since May 8. While the technicians, office workers and call centre workers of Vidéotron’s cable television arm remains on strike, those at Vidéotron’s telecom unit have settled. Those unionized technicians reached a new five-year labour contract, according to a media release issued July 16 by parent company Québecor Media. The contract, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, calls for wage increases of 8.5 per cent over five years. In memory Edward William (Ted) Chapman passed away July 2 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Born on Sept. 30, 1925 in Watrous SK, Chapman became a well-known figure in Canadian broadcasting. He worked at CFCN in Calgary from 1966-1987. He also served on the board of CTV Network from 1975 until his first retirement in 1987, where he was president and CEO. In 1989, he returned to broadcasting and was president of CHCH-TV in Hamilton until 1991, and helped found the Global Television Network.