Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 09, 2010 19:16 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Death of Al Johnson

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2010) - It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Al Johnson, former president of CBC.

A native of Saskatchewan, Al Johnson occupied a number of senior management positions within the provincial and federal public service. From 1975 to 1982, his experience led him to CBC, where he served as President. Mr. Johnson was also a teacher, researcher, political consultant, and professor at Queen's University (Skelton-Clark Fellow).

Mr. Johnson received a number of awards and honours, including the Vanier Medal for his leadership in public administration. He was also a Companion of the Order of Canada.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Al Johnson.

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  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor, Press Secretary
    819-997-7788