OTTAWA – Hubert T. Lacroix has been reappointed for another five-year term as head of CBC/Radio-Canada.
Lacroix has held the role of president and CEO at the national broadcaster since January 2008.
Since that time, Lacroix has had to slim down staff at the Crown corporation’s budget to try to save $115 million.
Last April, he announced that the broadcaster has laid off 650 people over the next three years to lessen a budget shortfall.
Since 2001, the CBC has received $1.15 billion from the federal government _ taxpayer dollars make up about 64 per cent of its annual budget year.
In 2009, the broadcaster cut about 800 jobs.
Before joining the media corporation, Lacroix was a prominent Montreal lawyer and holds a business administration degree and a civil law degree.
The CBC offers programming in English, French, eight aboriginal languages and five foreign languages across Canada and the world.