Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bernard St-Laurent to retire from CBC

The Montreal  Gazette's Brendan Kelly writes:
"It’s hard to imagine a world where you can’t turn on the radio and hear Bernard St-Laurent giving us the inside scoop on the often-wild ups and downs of Quebec politics. He has been taking us behind the scenes — and behind the headlines — for four decades, mostly at CBC Radio and CBC TV.
On Monday, St-Laurent announced he is retiring from the public broadcaster. His last day on the air will be June 26.
"Most recently, he’s been doing political columns twice a week on CBC Radio One’s Montreal morning show Daybreak and CBC’s Montreal supper-hour newscast. In addition, he has still been hosting C’est la vie, a national CBC Radio show he co-created in 1998. He says C’est la vie is one of the things he’s most proud of, and with good reason: it’s one of the only places in the national media that provides regular coverage of franco Quebec culture. (C’est la vie will continue next season with a new host.)
"With his distinctive voice and point of view, St-Laurent has been a near-constant presence on CBC since the early 1980s. He has hosted Radio Noon and Homerun on CBC Radio, been a news assignment editor for what was then called Newswatch, and toiled for years as a national reporter in Quebec City for CBC Radio. He has also filled in as host for a slew of CBC Radio shows, notably The Current, Sounds Like Canada, As It Happens, The House and Cross Country Checkup.+
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