CPAC announces changes to its board of directors

CPAC announces changes to its board of directors

October 3, 2023

OTTAWA — CPAC delivers the most comprehensive coverage of the people and events that shape politics and public policy in Canada. In a world where newsrooms are in decline and misinformation and disinformation are on the rise, CPAC’s mandate to provide Canadians with a front-row seat to democracy is crucial and critical.

Sound governance is also critical to CPAC. As we launch a new programming season under the tag line Watch for Democracy we are pleased to announce the following changes to our board of directors:

Jim Deane assumes the role of board chair. A representative of Access Communications based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Deane served as Access CEO from 2000 until his retirement earlier this year. Deane has served as a CPAC director for over 20 years and brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the role.

Pam Dinsmore, Vice President Regulatory – Cable at Rogers Communications, joins the board as vice-chair. Based in Toronto, Dinsmore is a lawyer who has spent her career in the regulatory space, first with the CRTC and subsequently in a senior leadership role with Rogers for over 25 years.

Paul Beaudry, Vice President Regulatory and Government Affairs at Cogeco, joins the board as a director. Prior to his work in telecommunications, Beaudry practiced competition and foreign investment law and was a senior policy advisor to the federal Minister of Industry. Beaudry has been with Cogeco since 2020 and is based in Montreal.

These new appointees join existing CPAC board directors Jad Barsoum, Vice President Institutional Affairs at Québecor based in Montreal, and Marielle Wilson, Vice President Regulatory at Eastlink, based in Halifax.

Said CPAC CEO Christa Dickenson, “CPAC’s board members are proud stewards of Canada’s only not for profit, commercial free, bilingual television service created to preserve and promote this country’s democratic principles. We are fortunate to have executives with so much experience and expertise serving on our board continuing to uphold CPAC’s sound governance.”

About CPAC

CPAC is Canada’s only independent, not-for-profit, commercial-free, bilingual media organization that connects Canadians to their democracy. On our broadcast television channel, website, and social media platforms, CPAC delivers the most comprehensive coverage of the people and events that shape Canadian public policy. Our core programming includes the complete televised proceedings of Canada's Parliament and in-depth coverage of key political events and public policy debates.


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