Catherine Tait – who currently lives outside of Canada – will become CBC president.
The Trudeau government has chosen Catherine Tait to become the next president of the CBC & Radio Canada.
According to the CP, “Tait, 60, has worked in the film and television business in Canada and the United States for more than 30 years, including time at Telefilm Canada and as a former president of Salter Street Films, which produced a CBC mainstay, “This Hour Has 22 Minutes.”‘
The report notes that Tait “lives in New York” and she is currently the head of Duopoly, a producer of “digital, television, and film content.”
The announcement of Tait’s appointment was made by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. Tait is a Canadian, and will be the first woman in that role.
While Tait will presumably live in Canada while serving as CBC president, many will wonder why the Trudeau government was unable to find someone who actually is living in Canada to fill that position.
During their time in office, the Trudeau Liberals are implementing plans to increase CBC funding by nearly $700 million during a five year period, raising concerns about how the organization can remain objective – particularly at election time – when they have a financial interest in seeing a specific political party get elected.