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Tuesday, September 20, 2005
  CBC 97: Breaking their oath of office

According to the Canadian Media Guild, the CBC Board of Directors, at the direction of President Robert Rabinovitch has refused to meet with CMG President Lise Lareau:

Lise Lareau, president of the Canadian Media Guild, will not be
allowed to speak before the CBC board during their meeting on
Wednesday, according to a letter sent today by CBC president Robert

Nevertheless, Lareau is in Montreal at the hotel where the meeting
will take place and has told board members she is available to speak
with them individually. She is urging them to intervene to ensure a
fair deal and an end to the lockout as soon as possible.

Now check the Oath of Office that a director must take to be on the board of the CBC, as outlined in the Broadcasting Act.
37. Every director shall, before entering on the director's duties, take and subscribe, before the Clerk of the Privy Council, an oath or solemn affirmation, which shall be filed in the office of the Clerk, in the following form:

I, ...................., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully, truly and impartially, to the best of my judgment, skill and ability, execute and perform the office of ..................... (Add, in the case where an oath is taken, "So help me God".)

My emphasis on impartially. So does the oath of office of a CBC director mean anything?

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