OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - CBC/Radio-Canada held its third Annual
Public Meeting this afternoon at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The
event also allowed the public broadcaster to mark its 75th anniversary, officially being celebrated on this day.
Chair of the Board of Directors Timothy Casgrain, President and CEO
Hubert T. Lacroix, and Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Suzanne Morris provided highlights of 2010-2011 and an overview of the
Corporation's direction for the current fiscal year and for the future.
This year, foreign correspondents Nahlah Ayed, Anyck Béraud,
Jean-François Bélanger and Paul Hunter also participated in the meeting
to reflect on the past year's events on the international front.
"Today, November 2, marks the Corporation's 75th anniversary. This
anniversary is also an opportunity to reflect on the importance of
public broadcasting in Canada, and to say thank you to Canadians for
their ongoing support," said Mr. Casgrain. "The Annual Public Meeting
confirms the importance of transparency and accountability to
CBC/Radio-Canada and reaffirms its commitment to serving Canadians."
Mr. Lacroix used the opportunity to outline the Corporation's five-year
strategy, Everyone, Every way and provide an update on progress so far.
"Our strategic plan gives us the means to deepen our relationship with
Canadians. Our vision is ambitious - to be the recognized leader in
expressing Canadian culture and to enrich the democratic life of all
Canadians. We will achieve this in three ways - with more Canadian
content, enhanced presence in the regions and by being leaders on the
web. We are well on our way."
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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, plus seven languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians
and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
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