CBC/Radio-Canada is on the hunt for a new executive vice-president of French services after the public broadcaster announced Friday the departure of Sylvain Lafrance. Lafrance will end his 33-year CBC career this fall, which began as a reporter and included seven years as vice-president of radio for Radio-Canada before he took his latest position in 2005. “Sylvain has had an outstanding career, marked by an all-out commitment to democracy, public service and culture—particularly French-language culture,” Hubert Lacroix, CBC/Radio-Canada’s president and CEO, said in a release. “He leaves behind an impressive legacy, as well as a public broadcaster that's more distinctive, more present and more popular with audiences than ever before.” Lafrance oversaw Radio-Canada’s integration of its TV, radio and web platforms. “I'll be departing in October with a warm feeling that I gave the best of myself in carrying out this construction project—both massive and for the masses—to reshape Canadian public broadcasting,” Lafrance said in the release.