CAB Cancels '09 Convention, Cuts 14 Jobs
February 4, 2009 at 5:19 AM (PT)
The CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS has canceled its 2009 convention and has restructured its management, with 14 jobs being cut and COO TINA VAN DUSEN among the departing.
CAB Chair CHARLOTTE BELL said, "the economic and market realities require an advocacy organization that is directed to achieve policy results for broadcasters. The Board agreed that we need CAB's voice in OTTAWA with more forward looking industry research to affect federal broadcasting policy, including copyright matters. We will be recruiting a new President to implement this vision in the very near future."
BELL added, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, and all the members of the CAB, we want to acknowledge our appreciation for the professionalism and the dedication each of these individuals in furthering the interest of private broadcasters over the last number of years."
A management committee comprised of the CAB Executive Council, the EVP/Policy and Public Affairs, CFO, General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer will oversee the organization for now.