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I'm an FTD now, so see you in the spring!
by Greg O'Brien

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WHILE WE IN THE MEDIA industry often grumble about our federal government and their seemingly faulty regulations and the policies that spring from them, we should also ackowledge when they get things right.

The best example I can think of right now is parental leave. Why? Because I'm about to take four-and-a-half months of it. My last day is November 12th. I'll be back April 4th.

A couple of years back, the federal government extended the parental leave law to a year after the birth or adoption of a new child. My daughter, Brenna, was born on May 18th and with my wife returning to work next Monday, I'm about to become an FTD (full time dad) to my soon-to-be-six-month-old daughter and my six-year-old son, Case.

I can't put into words how much I'm looking forward to this (although call me in a couple of weeks and I may have a different opinion).

While I'm gone, John Bugailiskis will be acting editor of Cablecaster and Broadcaster Magazines and their respective web sites, and You may remember John as the past editor of Broadcaster. You can contact him the same way you contact me as my e-mail and phone calls will be forwarded to him, or you can contact him directly at or

Anyone wishing to reach me personally during my time as an FTD (I'm not retiring, by any stretch), can contact me via:, or 905-512-4794.

See you in April!

Greg O'Brien, editor
Cablecaster and Broadcaster Magazines;

Who wouldn't want to stay home with these two?!

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