Madeline Ziniak: “the major driving force.”

mziniak(Canscene) –As a Member of the Order of Canada (CM.) – a designation which recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity — Madeline Ziniak, national vice president of OMNI Television is cited for “her contributions as the major driving force behind the development and growth of multilingual and multicultural television in Canada.”

Madeline, already a member of the Order of Ontario is also executive chair of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA)

In these times,  among the most irritating of media verbal overkill  are the words  “icon” and “iconic,” but with Madeline’s election to the Order one may legitimately and accurately append the word iconic to the achievement which has earned for her.

Madeline was feted by CEMA at a dinner on July  23rd by more than 80 guests among whom were Tony Viner, President and CEO, Rogers Media, Leslie A. Sole, Rogers Media Television and John Tory a former president and CEO, Rogers Cable. Ontario cabinet minister Leslie Phillips a friend of CEMA since its founding was unable to attend but he forwarded a plaque of commendation from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
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