Pierre Juneau, champion of Canadian content and the former head of the CBC, has died. He was 89 years old.
Juneau spent his career pressing for more Canadian content in our media. In 1968, he was appointed head of the Canadian Radio and Television Commission by Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In that position, he created the first minimum standards for Canadian content on TV and radio, essentially inventing "Cancon" in the process.
As head of the CBC, Juneau also oversaw the launch of CBC Newsworld (now CBC News Network).
Pierre's influence on Canadian popular culture will not be forgotten: the Juno Awards were named after him in recognition of his contribution to music in this country. Rich Terfry and Jeremy Taggart tell that story below: