TV5 Québec Canada - New President of The Board of Directors

MONTREAL, Jan. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - TV5 Québec Canada is happy to announce that Ms. Marie-Linda Lord has been appointed President of the network's Board of Directors.

At the last meeting of the Board of Directors held in December, members confirmed that Ms. Lord was elected President of TV5 Québec Canada's Board of Directors for a two-year term.

At the Université de Moncton, Marie-Linda Lord is director of the Acadian Studies Institute and a teacher-researcher for the Information and Communication Program. With financial assistance from the Canadian Research Council on Human Sciences, Ms. Lord is currently conducting research work on identifying representations and discourse in the media and in literature, mainly in New Brunswick, from a comparative and intercultural perspective. She has published numerous articles in Canada and in Europe, namely on the media in minority-language communities, media concentration, the role of professional women in the media, the identity discourse, literary resistance and Acadian urbanity.

The Board of Directors also confirms the appointment of Mr. Adélard Guillemette as Vice-President of the Board. Mr. Guillemette has many years of management experience in the fields of culture and communication in Québec. Also, two new independent members were appointed to the Board of Directors in the past year: Ms. Marie-Claude Boisvert and Mr. Babak Barin. Ms. Boisvert is Chief Operating Officer at Desjardins Venture Capital. In November 2010, the Women's Executive Network in Toronto named her one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada in the Corporate Executives category. Mr. Babak Barin is known to be one of the most frequently recommended trial lawyers in Canada. As a leader in international commercial arbitration, Mr. Barin is a partner at the BCF legal firm. He is also associate professor at the Université de Sherbrooke's Faculty of Law.

TV5 is the only worldwide French-language general-interest network and caters to 207 million homes in close to 200 countries and territories on five continents. It is one of the most widely available French-language television channels in Canada. Its success is due to the cultural diversity of its network of news and entertainment from Québec, Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Africa. It receives assistance from the Government of Canada and the Government of Québec.


For further information:

Jean-Simon Messier
Communications Officer
Press Relations, TV5 Québec Canada
514 597-3110,


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