CHCO-TV Receives Recognition as "Champion of Cultural Diversity" from New Brunswick Multicultural Council

LJI Journalist Name
Vicki Hogarth
LJI Partner Name
CHCO TV New Brunswick
Charlotte County NB

CHCO-TV received a 2020 "Certificate of Recognition" for being a "Champion of Cultural Diversity" from the New Brunswick Multicultural Council for work on programs such as the LJI-funded NBWA: New Brunswickers Want Action, which examines systemic racism in New Brunswick. CHCO-TV was recommended for the award by the Deputy Mayor of Saint Andrews Brad Henderson. Henderson said, "The community and the province of New Brunswick are lucky to have an independent news outlet like CHCO-TV that is willing to provide a platform for important issues and voices in our community. It is for this reason that I nominated CHCO-TV for this recognition award."

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