CBC places 2 execs on “involuntary” leave of absence related to #JianGhomeshi scandal

CBC executives Todd Spencer and Chris Boyce are on leave of absence “effective today until further notice,” says a note from the corporation’s vice-president of English services.

Spencer is the English service’s executive director of human resources and industrial relations. Boyce is the executive director of CBC Radio and audio.

The leaves of absence were not taken voluntarily, Thompson said.

A note from Heather Conway, executive vice-president of English services, and Roula Zaarour, vice-president of people and culture, sent to staff on Monday said the past couple of months “have been difficult for many people,” but provided scant details about the leave.

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  • Lloyd Snauwaert

    I love the header pic…brilliant!

  • ontario john

    And to further justify the billion dollars spent on the cbc every year, the National Post website has a story on how the cbc wants to explain to Canadians how to dress for winter. This follows the great animation special about pirates using animation that is as crappy as Rocket Robin Hood in the sixties(remember that).

    • Jay Currie

      That would be a show for that valuable young, urban, demographic Jian was supposed to bring in.

  • Allan

    LOL, so Gomeshi beats the crap out of a bunch of women. The CBC executives who knew about the allegations and did NOTHING about it are now being, “punished”. Punished how? hey have been put on a leave of absence!!

    Can you imagine how the CBC, the self-appointed progressive moral guide of Canada would go front-page, lead-story, hog-wild had this happened, say ANYWHERE ELSE????

  • Jay Currie

    Are these paid leaves of absence? If so isn’t the correct term “vacation”?

    A disciplinary vacation. I like it… In fact I want one.

    • Minicapt

      Your MP is Lizzy May, your MLA Andy Weaver, and you want more?


    • I bet they are.

  • Frau Katze

    CBC has a Vice President of people and culture?

    Monday’s memo, written by CBC’s executive vice-president of English services Heather Conway and Roula Zaarour, the vice-president of people and culture at CBC/Radio-Canada, asks employees to take the suspensions in stride.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I read that, too, and substituted people and culture with political correctness.

  • b_marco

    Hmm. Involuntary. How about that. There’s something about involuntariness and CBC that I can’t seem to put my finger on…

    • lucius

      I think it’s about a billion dollars. A year.

      • b_marco

        riiiiight… I ALWAYS forget that..

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      On a whim I scrolled through CBC’s programming to see if there was anything worth watching for the next week.
      Aside from Marketplace, nothing.
      I’d even watch old episodes of the Beachcombers if they were there.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The CBC is dead to me. Pander-vision.