CBC mandate bans paid speeches

Union objects to ‘arbitrary’ new policy
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/09/2015

Following questions of potential conflict of interest, CBC recently enacted a new mandate prohibiting employees — but not freelance contributors — from making paid appearances for corporations and industry groups.

In addition, CBC pledged to continue with the full disclosure of all public appearances by its journalists online.

Jennifer McGuire, editor-in-chief and general manager of CBC News and its regional centres, along with Michel Cormier, executive director for news and current affairs at French services, made the announcement Jan. 22.