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Alex Johnston joins CBC

Media | 02/11/2016 5:19 pm EST

Alex Johnston is CBC/Radio-Canada’s new vice-president of strategy and public affairs, president and CEO Hubert Lacroix told employees in an internal memo. “Alex is a big thinker, and her energy and enthusiasm are what the public broadcaster needs as it builds its future and continues its transformation through Strategy 2020,” Lacroix said in the Jan. 29 memo. She will start the job on Feb. 29 and will be based in Toronto, he added. Johnston was previously executive director at Catalyst Canada, an advocacy group aimed at increasing the presence of women in business. She also held previous positions as executive director of policy for then-Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty and a corporate lawyer at Goodmans LLP, Lacroix wrote....