Chair of toronto|one advisory board
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Madhani, former United
Way of Greater Toronto Chair,
accepted a position as Chair of toronto|one's advisory board.
The announcement was made on May 28 by toronto|one, a new, independent conventional television station for and about the GTA.
part of its toronto|one licence, Craig proposed the creation of a multicultural
advisory board that will include high profile members of the diverse
communities that the new station will serve.
Mr. Madhani's role in communities across the GTA is significant.
He is the recipient of many honours and distinctions including Member
of the Order of Canada, and is currently Chair
of the Nelson
Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada).
Craig, President and CEO, Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. says, “The
advisory board members will help shape toronto|one's
presence in the GTA — Bahadur’s assistance will be invaluable."
am delighted to lead the board,” says Mr. Madhani.
“toronto|one will play a vital role in reflecting the “new”
Toronto with English-language ethnic programming that is inclusive and
promotes cross-cultural understanding.”
The board will give advice about how the
new station’s programming can best reflect the cultural diversity of the
Toronto area and will advise the management of the New
Voices Fund on how to attract and mentor independent producers of
English-language multicultural programs.
New Voices Fund will
invest $7.4 million to create new ethnic programming in the
English-language that will be broadcast in prime time.
Craig’s licence has been appealed to Cabinet, Mr. Craig said, ”We
continue to move forward and are anxious to get on with the business of
Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. is owned and operated by the third generation Craig family. With more than 50 years experience in the broadcast industry, holdings of the Craig family include television stations A-Channel Edmonton, A-Channel Calgary, A-Channel Manitoba, CKX TV Brandon, national digital specialty channels MTV Canada, MTV2, and TV Land and SkyCable, a digital wireless distributor providing internet and video service to Manitoba and soon BC.