Mark Blackburn

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

DFO using flawed policy on Prosperity mine: ex-official

The federal department playing a key role in determining the future of a controversial British Columbia gold and copper mine is relying on a flawed policy to fashion its recommendations to federal cabinet on whether the project should be given approval, says a former department official who helped craft the policy.