Michel Cormier, Director General of Information at Radio-Canada, reflects on Radio Canada International’s past and future
Born in the coastal town of Cocagne, New Brunswick, journalist Michel Cormier began his career after completing his university education. He first worked in the French newsroom of Radio-Canada in Moncton, in his home province. Moving to Montreal, he worked for seven years on the weekly radio current affairs program, “Present-Dimanche”, featured on the national network of Radio-Canada.
Then he moved to the English network of the CBC, and spent time in the capital, Ottawa, as a parliamentary correspondent and then bureau chief.
In 2000, Michel Cormier was appointed a foreign-correspondent for Radio-Canada and CBC. In this role he reported in French and English from posts in Moscow, Paris and Beijing.
In 2010 he was appointed Director of Radio-Canada Acadie. In 2012 he was appointed Director General of Information for Radio-Canada, the service to which RCI belongs.
Michel Cormier explains the role of RCI in the context of the Information Service of Radio-Canada, and what he hopes the future may hold for the “Voice of Canada”.