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CanCon review panel announcement draws mixed reaction

Media | 06/28/2016 9:19 pm EDT

Heritage Canada’s announcement of an expert advisory panel for its review of Canadian content in a digital age, which includes representatives from a number of broadcasters, was met with both praise and criticism Tuesday. The panel will “provide advice and ongoing feedback” to the Heritage Minister during the consultations and review, the heritage department said in a press release Tuesday. The 12 members of the panel “represent a cross-section of the Canadian arts and culture sectors,” the release added, noting members were “selected on the...

Catherine Cano new president of CPAC

Media | 11/10/2015 9:12 pm EST

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) announced Tuesday that Catherine Cano will become its new president and general manager. The privately-owned, not-for-profit television service said in a press release that Cano’s position will be effective Jan. 11. CPAC added that she brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and  “most recently, she oversaw newsgathering and all news programming at Société Radio-Canada.” ...