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Bell Media and CBC express condolences on the passing of Canadian TV icon Sandra Faire

From a media release:

Bell Media extends condolences to Ivan Fecan, along with family, friends, and colleagues, on the passing of award-winning television producer and well-known philanthropist Sandra Faire.

“Passionate, creative, and generous, Sandra Faire was fiercely supportive of Canadian talent in arts and entertainment,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “She was a trailblazer for women in film and television whose commitment to excellence helped set the standard for production in this country. She was a true partner to Ivan and will be greatly missed.”

Sandra Faire was the executive producer for a number of award-winning and successful programs for CTV and The Comedy Network, including SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, COMEDY INC., COMEDY NOW!, and a long list of comedy and music specials.

From a media release:

CBC was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sandra Faire.

Faire produced a number of award-winning shows for CBC including Rita and Friends, Anne Murray’s Family Christmas, and many variety specials celebrating Canadian artists and culture. She made a lasting impact in her time with CBC and throughout her career through her work and generous contributions to Canadian culture and society as a whole.

“On behalf of the CBC family, we extend our deepest sympathies to Ivan, Sandra’s life partner, and to her family and all those she touched through her exceptional work and philanthropic efforts,” said Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada. “Sandra stands out as a beacon of our industry, a formidable force in the creation of some of Canada’s finest productions. She will be missed.”


So You Think You Can Dance Canada producer defends ratings

From Bill Brioux of TV Feeds My Family:

  • Producer fires back on Dance Canada departure
    It did seem, however, with the departure of Fecan and former programming boss Susanne Boyce, that SYTYCDC was left off the CTV promotional dance card this summer. I can not recall seeing a single promotion for last Sunday’s finale, a sharp contrast to other years. Read more.

Bell Media clears the CanCon decks

From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

  • Cancel the dance show and cheat a child. Nice
    I can only suspect, but I do, that the truth is even more mundane even than the spinning of ratings numbers. The new owners of CTV, Bell Media, want to clear the decks of Canadian productions created by the old regime. The cancellation of SYTYCDC was revealed days after the cancellation of the Canadian comedy Dan For Mayor and weeks after Bravo! (another Bell Media channel) cancelled both Arts&Minds and Bravo!News, its flagship culture programs. There are no plans to replace the Bravo! programs or So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Read more.