Today, CBC/Radio-Canada’s President and CEO, Hubert T. Lacroix, issued the following statement:
‘‘On behalf of CBC/Radio-Canada, I would like to congratulate the Honourable Mélanie Joly who was appointed on Wednesday as the Minister of Canadian Heritage by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
I am very encouraged by the support the new government has expressed for Canadian culture, by its pledge to reinvest in the public broadcaster and by its recognition that CBC/Radio-Canada is a vital national institution that brings Canadians together. Canadians from coast to coast have a strong sense of attachment to their public broadcaster and to the role it plays in their daily lives.
I look forward to working with Minister Joly as we continue to modernize CBC/Radio-Canada through strategy 2020, by investing our efforts in content that matters to Canadians and by deepening our connection with them. I would also like to extend congratulations to all individuals who were sworn in today as well as the newly-elected Members who are preparing to take their seats in the new Parliament.’’
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.
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