Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Death of Pierre Juneau

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.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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