CC: Hubert T Lacroix, CBC President an CEO; Heather Conway, Executive Vice-President, CBC English Services; Alex Johnston, Vice-President, Strategy and Public Affairs; Diane Girard, CBC’s Values and Ethics Commissioner; other selected parties and agencies
For more information and clarification, please see my blog, MediaPerspective at http://www.mediaperspective.org/ for 3 posts about this matter, beneath a copy of this email:
- CBC: FAILING EMPLOYMENT EQUITY FOR 30 YEARS;
- CBC’S FARCICAL INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY PLAN (2015-2018);
- CBC’S PERSISTENT BIGOTRY
All of these posts were sent to senior management of the CBC. Only Diane Girard responded saying, in part: “…The allegations in your email are broad ones. If you have a specific complaint regarding the behaviour of one of our employees, please indicate the nature of your complaint you want to make and send us specific details.” The commissioner for Values and Ethics completely missed the point. I was referring to a systemic problem within the CBC and Ms Girard thought I was complaining about an individual employee?! That was an outrageous response!
The time for accountability has come. The CBC MUST incorporate real and measurable and visible disability inclusion and diversity. Ms Joly, I ask you to investigate the CBC’s decades long failure to meet disability employment targets dating back 30 years.
Mark Davis Pickup
(NB: Posts referred to see below.)