Canadian Media Guild

Canadian Media Guild

August 19, 2005 10:49 ET

Open letter to CBC board from Lister Sinclair

Veteran broadcaster urges board to move to resolve labour dispute Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Media Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 19, 2005) - I have spent almost my entire professional life -- more than sixty years -- in various aspects of broadcasting at the CBC, working in radio and television, and in French and English. I have been responsible for broadcasting within Canada and also to the rest of the world.

I have been lucky enough to know personally many of the people now in middle and senior management at the CBC and also, of course, many of my talented colleagues in radio and television production.

I have also been lucky enough to know personally many Board members over many years, including some of you who are now serving on the CBC Board.
It seems to me that the CBC is now in the midst of a calamity which nobody wishes to see continuing in its present destructive form.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as a legal entity, consists of the Board of Directors and, of course, those people to whom the Board delegates power and authority. This being so, it places a special responsibility on the Board to move immediately and directly to resolve this increasingly destructive situation.

I am sure that this Board will find a decent and honourable way to exercise its legal obligations on behalf of all Canadians, as so many previous Boards have done over the years.

Everybody eagerly awaits your decisions.

Yours sincerely,
Lister Sinclair O.C., MA, Ll.D. etc.
/For further information: Contact Karen Wirsig, Tel: 416-591-5333, ext. 243 or 416-578-1651/ IN: LABOUR, MEDIA, POLITICS

Contact Information

  • Lister Sinclair, Canadian Media Guild
    Primary Phone: 416-591-5333