Raj Shoan is claiming victory after winning a legal round fighting his dismissal from the CRTC 10 months ago. Whether the decision returns him as commissioner to Ontario remains to be seen with the Heritage Minister’s office saying the decision is being studied. Shoan’s application to be reinstated immediately following the ruling, was denied by the Federal Court. In her ruling, Justice Cecily Y. Strickland said while Minister Melanie Joly’s office sent Shoan a letter alleging a series of improprieties, Joly should have allowed Shoan the chance to respond in a face-to-face meeting.
Caroline Harvey is the next executive producer of CBC’s The National. A memo sent to CBC staff May 2, says while Harvey works on the next iteration of the show, the current program will remain in the hands of Don Spandier, who had been executive producing The National since early 2016 after moving over from the World at Six. Harvey is a former senior producer with The National and has spent the last year as executive producer of Marketplace. She’s also worked on Connect with Mark Kelley, Doc Zone, Fifth Estate Specials, and Venture.
Power 97 (CJKR-FM) Winnipeg jock Craig Stone is heading to 97.7 HTZ-FM (CHTZ-FM) St. Catharines to be program director. The former CFOX-FM Vancouver announcer succeeds Jeff Winskell who moved to Kelowna to become PD of Bell Media’s B.C. Interior Group.
Chris Lawrence has returned to radio part-time at Mix 96.5 (CKUL-FM) Halifax. Lawrence left Evanov’s Hot Country 103.5 (CKHZ-FM) last June to focus on acting and screenwriting.