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.

Algonquin chief to reject post: father

The newly acclaimed chief of a small northern Algonquin community is expected to reject the position later today in protest over Indian Affairs’ decision to impose a band council under rarely used Indian Act powers, his father claims.