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Ottawa, Apr 3 (Canadian-Media): Canadian television and film executive, Catherine Tait had become the first woman president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, media reports said,
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Tait was introduced by Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly at a media briefing in Ottawa on Tuesday and added she was champion for Canadian content who had "successfully navigated the sea of change from traditional media and communications through to today's digital world."
Tait, 60, has worked in the film and television business in Canada and the U.S. for more than 30 years
and will replace Hubert Lacroix, 62, who was selected by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper's heritage minister, Josée Verner, in 2008.
Tait had also helped provide business strategy services, as president of Duopoly, an independent film, television and digital content company based in Brooklyn, New York.
She said that she wanted to create partnerships with "all Canadian stakeholders: private broadcasters, press organizations, networks such as APTN — not to forget provincial broadcasters, representatives of the music industry, as well as our own firms that are digital, and other platforms."
Tait also said CBC/Radio Canada's stories should cover women and new Canadians, as well as people from the Indigenous and LGBTQ communities.
Tait's appointment is the latest in a series of moves the federal Liberals have made at the public broadcaster that began in 2016, when it boosted CBC funding by $675 million over five years.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)