OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - CBC/Radio-Canada held its fifth annual
public meeting today, live from the Glenn Gould Studio in the Canadian
Broadcasting Centre, Toronto.
The topics of change and evolution dominated the discussion. Today's media environment is rapidly
shifting. The public broadcaster is undergoing a transformation of its
own, as it strives to deliver the best possible services to Canadians
and maintain the ties that bind us with citizens. The Corporation's
radio, television and digital services achieved major successes this
fall across the country. Audience records were shattered and
CBC/Radio-Canada is now more rooted than ever in Canada's regions.
Chair of the Board of Directors Rémi Racine, President and CEO Hubert T.
Lacroix, and Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Suzanne Morris
provided highlights from 2012-2013.
"Today, at the midpoint of our five years strategy 2015: Everyone, Every way, it's clear that the target priorities - to be more regional, more
digital and more distinctly Canadian - are paying off," said Board
Chair Rémi Racine. He also reiterated the Board's commitment to
managing public funds efficiently and responsibly, to ensure that the
public broadcaster "can continue serving Canadians in 2020, 2030, 2050
In the words of Mr. Lacroix, CBC/Radio-Canada is much more than just a
media company: "We are part of the communities we serve, and we want to
be the place where ideas, values and dreams are shared". He further
added, "We're changing, we're evolving. We're challenging the status
quo. We are trying to create a personal, intimate relationship with each of
The annual public meeting (APM) also featured a panel made of up of
CBC/Radio-Canada radio personalities who debated the following
question: "How is new technology enriching the conversation on radio?"
Panellists included Matt Galloway, Host, Metro Morning, CBC Radio One; Rebecca Makonnen, Host, Circuit Makonnen, Espace musique; Steve Patterson, Host, The Debaters, CBC Radio One; Jean-Sébastien Bernatchez, Host, L'heure du monde, ICI Radio-Canada Première; and Anna Maria Tremonti, Host, The Current, CBC Radio One.
About 300 people attended the APM in Toronto. Canadians were also able
to watch a live webcast on the CBC/Radio-Canada corporate website.
For further information, please consult the following:
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 digital 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.
For further information:
Head of Media Relations, CBC English Services
Manager, Media Relations and Issues Management
Tel. 613-288-6039 Cell. 613-301-0552