TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The following is a statement issued by
The Canadian Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and The JUNO
Awards regarding the death of Pierre Juneau.
"We are saddened to hear of the passing of Pierre Juneau, founder of the
Canadian content regulations and a true champion of this country's
artists," said Melanie Berry, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards.
"As former head of the CRTC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,
Mr. Juneau made a profound impact on Canada's cultural landscape
throughout his life and career. Without his steadfast commitment to
Canadian content, our nation's music industry would not be as strong as
it is today. The JUNO Awards have proudly reflected his name for the
past forty years, and we look forward to sustaining his legacy in
decades to come."
SOURCE Juno Awards
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