Pierre Juneau

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Pierre Juneau, PC, OC, born , is a retired film and broadcast executive and one-time member of the Canadian Cabinet.

He was born in Verdun, now part of Montreal, to a working class family. After graduating from the Université de Montréal, he studied at the University of Paris where he met Pierre Trudeau, with whom he cofounded the dissident political magazine Cité Libre upon returning to Montreal.

He was the Jeunesse Étudiante Chrétienne (JEC)Canadian representative at the International Young Catholic Students(IYCS) Centre for International Documentation and Information (CIDI) in 1947–49. He is considered as one of the key man behind the creation of IYCS which today is present in over 80 countries with millions of members.

Juneau joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1949. In the 1950s, he was the NFB's assistant regional supervisor in Quebec, and then became the chief of international distribution, the assistant head of the European office, and the NFB's secretary. In 1964, he became the board's Director of French-language production. In 1959, Juneau was a cofounder of the Montreal International Film Festival, and served as its president until 1968.

In 1966, Juneau was appointed vice-chairman of the Bureau of Broadcast Governors. When the BBG became the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) in 1968, Juneau became the body's first chairman. In the early 1970s, he was the architect of the CRTC's Canadian content regulations that require a certain...
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