Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC/Radio-Canada CEO Hubert Lacroix Stays Put as Search for Successor Continues

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

CBC/Radio-Canada CEO Hubert Lacroix Stays Put as Search for Successor Continues

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CBC head stays put as search for successor continues

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TORONTO - Hubert Lacroix, the outgoing president of CBC/Radio-Canada, is sticking with the public broadcaster as the selection of his successor drags past its deadline.

Lacroix began working as president and CEO on Jan. 1, 2008 and was due to step down on Dec. 31.

A representative for the CBC confirmed Lacroix, 62, has reached an agreement to stay in his position "until a replacement is found."

Earlier this year, the federal Liberals unveiled an overhaul of how the board of directors at CBC/Radio-Canada are chosen in response to complaints that the selection process was open to political interference and did not reflect Canada's diversity.

Under the federal Broadcasting Act, the board is to consist of 12 members including a chairperson and the public broadcaster's president. …

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