OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Rémi Racine as Chairperson of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors for a term of five years.
"I am pleased that Mr. Racine has accepted to serve as Chairperson of the Board of Directors," said Minister Moore. "His service as a member of this board for the last several years and extensive experience in business and administration will be of great benefit to CBC/Radio-Canada."
Mr. Racine was first appointed as a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors on October 12, 2007, and was reappointed for a second four-year term on December 1, 2011. Since 1999, he has been Chairperson of the Board, President and Executive Producer of Behaviour Interactive (formerly A2M), a leading independent video game developer in Canada and an award-winning interactive multimedia business. Mr. Racine holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
CBC/Radio-Canada is the national public broadcaster and one of Canada's largest cultural institutions. It offers regionally and culturally diverse programming by, for, and about Canadians, in English and French across the country, in eight Aboriginal languages across the North, and in some languages internationally. The Corporation strives to make Canadian content available when, where, and how Canadians want it: on radio, television, satellite, Internet, and emerging digital platforms. For more information, visit www.cbc.ca.
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