On Tuesday, May 2, CBC Quebec invited members of the English-speaking community to attend a public roundtable consultation to discuss CBC programming and its services for English-speaking Quebec.
Participation was free and open to all members of the public.
During the roundtable discussion and webcast, CBC Quebec received input from participants on how, in an increasingly digital world, CBC can best serve the English-speaking audience in Quebec on all its platforms.
The event was hosted by Debra Arbec. Participants from CBC included:
Hubert Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada
Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor in Chief, CBC News
Sally Catto, General Manager, Programming, CBC Television
Meredith Dellandrea, Managing Director, CBC Quebec
Alex Johnson, VP Strategy and Public Affairs
Leslie Merklinger, Senior Director of Audio Innovation at CBC Radio and Audio
Cathy Perry, Senior Director of Radio and Audio
Fred Mattocks, General Manager, Local Services
As part of its CRTC Condition of License Agreement, CBC is committed to consulting with the English-speaking official minority communities every two years. This official consultation and discussion will be reported to the CRTC.
Special thanks to our discussion moderators Steve Rukavina, Mike Finnerty, Sabrina Marandola, Carrie Haber, Helen Evans, Shari Okeke, Susan Campbell, Alison Brunette and Molly Kohli.
Most of all, thanks to the members of the public who came out; for your candor and for your suggestions. It is clear you care about what we do and how we do it. All if your feedback will be shared with the CRTC and they will be taken into consideration as we look ahead and plans more programming to serve the English-speaking audiences of Quebec.