OTTAWA, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - It was with sadness that I learned today
of the passing of Pierre Juneau.
Mr. Juneau made a considerable contribution to the Canadian media
landscape. After beginning his career at the National Film Board in
1949, Mr. Juneau held important positions at a number of public and
private organizations, including as the first President of the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, co-founder and
president of the Festival international du film de Montréal, and
president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Mr. Juneau was an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Privy
Council of Canada, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. In
recognition of his career, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences created the Juno Awards to honour excellence among members of
the Canadian music industry.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my
condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Pierre Juneau.
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