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Ontario Appoints New CEO to TFO

Ministry of Education

Glenn O'Farrell has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of TFO for the Ontario French-language Educational Communications Authority. This appointment is effective September 20, 2010.

TFO is the source for Franco-Ontarian educational and cultural multimedia products, and serves all those interested in knowledge, discovery and learning. O'Farrell will help lead TFO in its mandate to provide a broad range of educational and cultural programs and services that reflect the dynamic and rich nature of French-speaking Ontario.

O'Farrell was chief executive officer and principal at GPOcorp, a strategic business consultancy service provider to media sector companies. From 2002 to 2008, O'Farrell was president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.

Prior to joining the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, O'Farrell acquired extensive operational, business development, legal and regulatory experience at senior levels within the Canadian private broadcasting system. He was a senior vice-president of specialty services at CanWest Global and president of Global Québec, where he was the primary architect of Global's expansion into Québec.

Prior to joining Global, he was the vice-president of legal affairs for the Réseau Pathonic, a Québec-based regional television network consisting of TVA affiliate stations outside of Montreal.

Originally from St-Malachie, Québec, he studied economics and then law at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and at Université Laval in Québec City. Since 1983, he has been a member of the Québec and Canadian Bar Associations.

O'Farrell currently resides in Ottawa.

Quick Facts

  • TFO is the source for Franco-Ontarian educational and cultural multimedia products, and serves all those interested in knowledge, discovery and learning.
  • TFO has won numerous awards including the Gemini Award and recognition of The Alliance for Children and Television.

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“I would like to thank previous CEO, Claudette Paquin, for her important work at TFO. I am pleased with the appointment of Glenn O'Farrell as the new CEO of TFO. Mr. O'Farrell's extensive expertise in French media will ensure TFO's continued promotion and celebration of Franco-Ontarian language and culture.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Education

“Mr. O'Farrell's extensive knowledge of the Francophone community, paired with his experience and achievements, will contribute to the pursuit of TFO's development as a key cultural institution in Ontario's Francophonie.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

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