May 23, 2024

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Redefining the role of CBC/Radio-Canada | Seven media experts have been selected to advise the government

Redefining the role of CBC/Radio-Canada |  Seven media experts have been selected to advise the government

(OTTAWA) Seven multimedia experts have been selected to advise the Minister of Heritage, Pascale Saint-Onge, on the renewal of the role of Canada's public broadcaster.


The Canadian Heritage Group provides strategic advice primarily on the governance and financing of CBC/Radio-Canada.

The ministry said the public broadcaster has decided to continue providing services it describes as “vital” to Canadians.

He also noted that the general public had already been consulted at the behest of CBC/Radio-Canada.

The newly appointed advisory committee is now Mme St-Onge shows the way forward with members sharing their knowledge in various fields.

Pascale Saint-Onge said committee members have diverse perspectives and experiences that will help her modernize the public broadcaster.

“The world has changed since the broadcaster's inception in 1936,” the minister wrote in a press release. The public needs an independent public broadcaster that is strong, innovative and ready to meet the challenges posed by this period of transition and upheaval in news and content creation. »

Ottawa wants to redefine Radio-Canada's role before the next federal election, but the Liberals are on guard against a change of government.

Advisory Committee

  • Marie-Philippe Bouchard, CEO, TV5 Quebec Canada;
  • Jesse Wente, president of the Canada Council for the Arts and founding executive director of the Indigenous Screen Office;
  • Jennifer McGuire, Executive Director of Pink Triangle Press;
  • David Schock, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Logic (an independent media startup);
  • Mike Anani, Associate Professor of Communications and Journalism, University of Southern California Annenberg;
  • Loc Dao, Executive Director of DigiBC;
  • Catalina Briseno, Professor, University of Quebec in Montreal.
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