Organization Profile - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage


The mandate of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio Canada) is to inform, enlighten and entertain; to contribute to the development of a shared national consciousness and identity; to reflect the regional and cultural diversity of Canada; and to contribute to the development of Canadian talent and culture. To achieve its mandate, the CBC/Radio Canada produces, procures, and distributes Canadian programming in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages and broadcasts a selection of programs around the world.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Broadcasting Act

There shall be a Board of Directors of the Corporation consisting of twelve directors, including the Chairperson and the President, to be appointed by the GIC, to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years and may be removed at any time by the GIC for cause. By statute, the President is full-time and the Chairperson is part-time. The Chairperson and the President are eligible for re-appointment on the expiration of any term of office, but any other director who has served two consecutive terms is not, during the twelve months following the completion of the second term, eligible for reappointment, except as Chairperson or President.  If a director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director if the person is not a Canadian citizen who is ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, as owner, shareholder, director, officer, partner or otherwise, the person is engaged in the operation of a broadcasting undertaking; has any pecuniary or proprietary interest in a broadcasting undertaking; or is principally engaged in the production or distribution of program material that is primarily intended for use by a broadcasting undertaking.  A director in whom any such interest vests by will or succession for the director's own benefit shall, within three months thereafter, absolutely dispose of that interest. 

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.

If the President is absent or incapacitated or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may authorize an officer of the Corporation to act as President, but no person so authorized by the Board has authority to act as President for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

If the Chairperson is absent or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the President shall act as Chairperson, and if both are absent or incapacitated or if both those offices are vacant, the Board may authorize a director to act as Chairperson, but no person so authorized by the Board has authority to act as Chairperson for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the GIC.


A majority of the Directors in office at any time constitutes a quorum of the Board. (By-laws of the Corporation)


By virtue of the Broadcasting Act the Auditor General is the auditor of the Corporation.



  • Fixed by GiC:
    recommended per diem ($565 - $665)
  • Annual ($14,500 - $17,100)
  • Travel and living expenses fixed by by-laws.

Auditor (Ex Officio)

  • Remuneration Nil - Auditor General


Lacroix, Hubert
Westmount, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
Racine, Rémi
Montréal, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
Boyd, Edward W.
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
Finkelstein, Harley
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
Jeffery, Robert
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
Larkin, Marni
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
Légère, René
Moncton, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
Leier, Terrence Anthony
Regina, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
McCaw, Maureen
Edmonton, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
Oden, Marlie
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
Future Appointment: Rattray, Jennifer (2018-02-05)
Future Appointment: Roy, François R. (2018-02-05)
Wilson, Marie
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
During Good Behaviour
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1