Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 16, 2008 10:30 ET

Canadian Heritage: Appointment to Board of Telefilm Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of G. Grant Machum to the Board of Telefilm Canada.

"I am pleased that Mr. Machum has accepted this appointment," said Minister Verner. "His legal experience will be a valuable asset for Telefilm Canada."

Mr. Machum is a partner in the law firm of Stewart McKelvey. He specializes in employment law, alternative dispute resolution, human rights, and labour relations. Besides his numerous professional affiliations, Mr. Machum serves on the board of directors of several arts and education organizations, including the Atlantic Theatre Festival, the Halifax Adult Learning Society, and the Nova Scotia Art Gallery.

As a cultural investor in cinema, television, new media, and music, Telefilm Canada is primarily concerned with the funding of original, diverse, and high-quality productions that reflect Canada's linguistic duality and cultural diversity. Telefilm Canada also works to ensure the broadest possible dissemination of Canadian productions at home and abroad and seeks to be a leading promoter of a Canadian audiovisual industry of international calibre. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

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