Bev Oda's close ties to broadcast industry (Durham, Conservative Party of Canada)

A recent BLOG posting by Michael Geist includes:

In fact, notwithstanding the Conservatives' claims of accountability, new research indicates that Oda is no stranger to funding support. According to her 2004 riding association data, she accepted thousands of dollars in contributions from the broadcast lobby. Corporate supporters included Alliance Atlantis, Astral Media, Canwest, and CHUM. Oda also attracted a "who's who" of the broadcast community, including Edward Rogers, Leonard Asper, John Cassaday, Douglas Bassett, Andre Bureau, Phil Lind, Gary Slaight, Jay Switzer, Tony Viner, and Glenn O'Farrell, who each ponied up $250 a person at a May 2004 fundraiser.