Statement by the CRTC Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer on the passing of André Bureau

Statement

“We are saddened by the passing of André Bureau, who served as CRTC Chairperson from 1983 to 1989.

Mr. Bureau played a pivotal role in providing Canadians more choice on television. It was during his mandate that the first specialty television channels were licensed in 1984. From those beginnings, Canadians today enjoy a variety of lifestyle, sports, music, third-language and other specialized programming that cater to their interests.

We join Canadians in celebrating his legacy and contributions to the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors. His resolve and dedication will be missed and we offer our sincere condolences to his family.”

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