Board of Broadcast Governors

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Not to be confused with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which is completely different.

The Board of Broadcast Governors was a Canadian arms-length government agency created in 1958 by amending the Broadcast Act to regulate television and radio broadcasting, originally taking over that function from the CBC.

The BBG was replaced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in the 1968 amendments to the 1958 Act.[1]


The board consisted of 12 members appointed by the federal government:

  • 3 full-time members
  • 9 part-time

The head of the board was the Governor.

There had only been two Chairmans: