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Michel Bissonnette named as Lalande’s replacement

Media | 11/02/2016 7:19 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada announced that Michel Bissonnette would be taking over as executive vice-president of French services at Radio-Canada. Bissonnette will succeed Louis Lalande, who announced his upcoming retirement in June. In a Wednesday press release, the public broadcaster said the choice was made by a selection committee that included CBC president Hubert Lacroix. To join Radio-Canada, Bissonnette is stepping down from his post as president at Zone3 Inc., which he co-founded in 2000, on Friday. The release said he begins in his new role on Jan. 9....

CBC execs talk digital shift, competition at Heritage committee

Media | 10/25/2016 9:34 pm EDT

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada has prioritized a shift to digital platforms to reach all Canadians, but ensuring they are able to access those platforms isn’t part of the public broadcaster’s mandate, CBC representatives told parliamentarians Tuesday. In response to a question from Liberal MP Dan Vandal about serving Franco-Manitoban communities that are spread across the province, Louis Lalande, executive vice-president of French services at Radio-Canada, said he knows that there are areas that don’t have “consistently reliable digital service.”...

Louis Lalande retiring from Radio-Canada

Media | 06/16/2016 8:23 pm EDT

Louis Lalande, CBC/Radio-Canada’s executive vice-president of French services, is stepping down at the end of the year, the public broadcaster said Thursday. CBC president Hubert Lacroix announced...