Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 14, 2014 15:19 ET

Government of Canada Announces Appointment to CBC/Radio-Canada

Sonja Chong appointed part-time member of the Board of Directors

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Sonja Chong as a part-time member of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada for a term of five years, effective October 9, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • Ms. Chong has been involved in income tax consulting since 1985 and has been a partner with Harris & Chong LLP, Chartered Accountants, in North York since 1991. Her practice focuses on tax planning, estate and succession planning, and real estate investments.
  • She is currently chair of the Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation and is a former president of the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association. She has sat on the Board of Governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation. She has also received a Volunteer Services Award from the Government of Ontario.
  • Ms. Chong has presented at more than 150 income tax seminars and contributed various tax articles in specialized magazines. She has participated in a series of television shows and has been invited as a media commentator on tax-related issues.
  • CBC/Radio-Canada is the national public broadcaster and one of Canada's largest cultural institutions. It offers regionally and culturally diverse programming by, for, and about Canadians, in English and French across the country, in eight Aboriginal languages across the North, and in some languages internationally. The Corporation strives to make Canadian content available when, where and how Canadians want it: on radio, television, satellite, Internet and emerging digital platforms. For more information, visit www.cbc.ca.

Quotes

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sonja Chong to the Board of Directors of our national public broadcaster. Her professional background will be of great benefit to the CBC/Radio-Canada's Board of Directors."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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