CMPA promotes lead negotiator Sean Porter

As VP, national industrial relations and counsel, Porter will now be part of the CMPA's senior leadership team in addition to his current remit.

sean-porter-01The Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) lead negotiator Sean Porter (pictured) has been promoted to VP, national industrial relations and counsel.

The new role will see Porter join the association’s senior leadership team. He will continue to serve as lead negotiator, as well as oversee its national industrial relations strategy and “drive the CMPA’s priorities” when it comes to labour and employment legislation and regulations.

Porter was previously lead negotiator and senior director, national industrial relations and counsel, which he assumed following the departure of former lead negotiator Warren Ross in 2021. He initially joined the CMPA in 2018 as director, national industrial relations and counsel.

His previous roles include an associate within the labour and employment group at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, and an associate at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP.

Porter has also served as co-chair of the Ontario Section 21 Committee to develop the sector’s COVID-19 guidelines during his time with the CMPA. He has led negotiations for collective agreements with ACTRA, NABET and IATSE Local 411.

CMPA president and CEO called Porter a “strong, pragmatic negotiator with an extensive understanding of our members’ issues” in a statement on the promotion.