I give about 20 speeches a year. They happen in different communities across the country. All in response to requests from various organizations, associations, fundraising groups, towns and cities. I enjoy doing them, and those in attendance usually say they enjoy hearing them. I wish I could do more, but my time and my primary responsibilities force me to say "no" to at least as many as I say "yes" to.
In our ongoing commitment to all of our communities across Canada, we have now launched a new Aboriginal Digital Unit. This small team is re-inventing the way we cover issues relating to the Aboriginal community on our website. The new and improved cbc.ca/aboriginal page went live this morning.
There are many well-known journalists who have left a legacy at CBC News. Some are well known to the public. Others are better recognized for their innovation and for the talent they helped nurture. Joan Donaldson's career was tragically cut short over two decades ago but her enduring impact is commemorated by the premier journalism scholarship program which is named in her memory.
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