Radio & Television

Ottawa dips into private sector to find new CBC President

OTTAWA – The federal government has found a new President and CEO for CBC – Radio Canada. He’s Hubert T. Lacroix, a Montreal lawyer, former private broadcasting executive and former Radio-Canada basketball colour commentator. The announcement was made Monday by Heritage Minister Josée Verner, who said Lacroix “possesses the necessary experience and skills to lead Canada’s national public broadcaster”. “I am confident CBC/Radio-Canada will be well-served by the leadership of Mr. Lacroix,” Verner said in a short statement. Over at the federally-funded CBC, the news was “welcomed” by CBC Board Chair Tim Casgrain, who, anticipating criticism of the appointment, insisted...

Our industry and COVID-19

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