Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

February 22, 2008 17:07 ET

Appointments to Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced the appointments of, Linda Black, Mary McNeil, and Brian Mitchell to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada.

"The varied backgrounds and experiences of these three individuals will be great assets to the Board of CBC/Radio-Canada," said Minister Verner.

Ms. Black holds a bachelor of laws degree from Dalhousie University and a master of laws degree from the University of Ottawa. She has worked in various senior executive government roles and served as the founding general counsel at the University of Calgary. Ms. Black is currently a member of the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness, a member of the Law Enforcement Review Board of Alberta, and governor for the Board of Governors of Mount Royal College.

Ms. McNeil is currently the president and chief executive officer of the BC Cancer Foundation, an independent charitable organization that raises funds to support research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. She is a member of the Fundraising Program Advisory Committee at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, a member of the Board of the Vancouver Children's Choir, and a member and past chair of the YWCA's Inner Circle Committee.

Mr. Mitchell, a lawyer by profession, is founder and managing partner of the law firm Mitchell Gattuso. He plays an active role in various associations and on the boards of a number of community, cultural, and social organizations, including the Westmount Municipal Association, the Georgeville Community Association, St. Michael's Mission, and the Infinit Theatre.

CBC/Radio-Canada is the country's largest cultural institution. It operates two national television networks, four national radio networks, specialty television services, various Internet sites, and an international shortwave radio service. It is the only cultural institution and the only broadcaster offering services to all Canadians in English and French across Canada and in eight Aboriginal languages across the North. For more information, visit the CBC/Radio-Canada website at

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary