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I’m extremely honoured to be succeeding Guy Gendron, and to continue safeguarding the trust between Radio-Canada and its audiences. I hope to keep the lines of communication open so that Canadians of all backgrounds can engage more fully with their national public broadcaster. Transparency and accountability will be my watchwords.” Pierre Champoux, Radio-Canada Ombudsman-designate

Pierre Champoux, Radio-Canada’s director of Digital Operations and Community Relations, has been appointed ombudsman for CBC/Radio-Canada’s French Services. Mr. Champoux will begin his new role on July 1, 2021. His appointment is for a five-year term.

“I’m extremely honoured to be succeeding Guy Gendron, and to continue safeguarding the trust between Radio-Canada and its audiences. I hope to keep the lines of communication open so that Canadians of all backgrounds can engage more fully with their national public broadcaster. Transparency and accountability will be my watchwords.”
Pierre Champoux, Radio-Canada Ombudsman-designate

“CBC/Radio-Canada is one of this country’s most trusted sources of news and information – and that trust is our most valuable asset. Our ombudsmen play a vital role in enforcing the core principles that guide our journalists in their work – accuracy, integrity, impartiality, fairness and balance. Please join me in congratulating Guy Gendron and wishing Pierre Champoux every success in his new role!”  
Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada

Pierre Champoux has 35 years of extensive experience with media organizations, among them Groupe TVA and CBC/Radio-Canada, in key roles including lineup editor, editor-in-chief and news director.

CBC/Radio-Canada has two ombudsmen: one for CBC and one for Radio-Canada. Their job is to investigate complaints regarding compliance with our Journalistic Standards and Practices. The ombudsmen are independent of program staff and management, reporting directly to the President and CEO and, through the President, to the Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Radio-Canada’s ombudsman can be reached through our website.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.