Radio & Television

ANALYSIS: New government says little to this industry

AS EXPECTED, FORMER BROADCASTER (TVO and CTV) and CRTC Commissioner, Durham (Ont.) MP Bev Oda, was made Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women this morning when new Prime Minister Stephen Harper was sworn in and announced his new cabinet. What wasn’t expected was former Liberal Industry Minister David Emerson crossing the floor to become a Conservative and remain in cabinet and in power as Minister for International Trade. Beauce (Que.) MP Maxime Bernier, a former Standard Life vice-president, has been named Industry Minister. Industry and Heritage both oversee the CRTC, the regulatory arbiter of the Canadian cable, radio,...