Andrée Noël Appointed National Chair of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC)

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Sylvie Courtemanche, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrée Noël as the CBSC's new National Chair.  The appointment is effective as of January 1st, 2012.

"Andrée is well known to the Canadian broadcasting industry.   She was, for nine (9) years, the CRTC's Regional Commissioner for Quebec.  She is well acquainted with all aspects of our industry and understands the importance of broadcast standards and the key role the CBSC has played over the last 20 years in the interpretation and application of the CAB's broadcast codes."

"We selected an individual who would continue to build on the accomplishments of the CBSC," said Sylvie Courtemanche the Chair of the Search Committee.  "Andrée is uniquely qualified to understand the importance of effective and credible self-regulation."  The Search Committee was struck in June 2011, following the announcement by Ron Cohen of his plan to retire in December 2011 after 18 years as CBSC's National Chair.

"I am delighted to join the CBSC and to have the opportunity to assume the challenging role of National Chair," said Ms. Noël.

Ms. Noël joins the CBSC from her consulting practice where she provided services to public and private organizations in matters related to broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.  Prior to her time as CRTC Commissioner, Ms. Noël was first Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs and then Director of Public Affairs for fONOROLA Inc. Prior to that, she was Director of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary for Groupe Transcontinental G.T.C. Ltée.

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) is an independent, non-governmental organization created by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) to administer standards established by its members, Canada's private broadcasters. The Council's membership includes more than 760 private sector radio and television stations, specialty services and networks from across Canada, programming in English, French and third languages.

The CAB is the national voice of Canada's private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian programming services, including private radio and television stations, networks, and specialty and pay services.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Broadcasters

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For additional information, please contact Sylvie Bissonnette at (613) 233-4035, ext. 221.

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