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CBC Quebec honoured with 4 regional journalism awards

04/20/2013 04:15 EDT | Updated 06/20/2013 05:12 EDT
The CBC News and Current Affairs team in Quebec is proud to announce it has been honoured by RTDNA Canada, the Association of Electronic Journalists, with four awards celebrating the best in regional journalism across Canada.

Two awards went to CBC for its coverage Quebec's 2012 election night, which saw the Parti Québécois' victory rally descend into tragedy when a technician was shot and killed at the Metropolis concert hall, where newly-elected Premier Marois was giving her victory speech.

CBC Montreal's live TV coverage of the PQ victory rally shooting was honoured with the Gord Sinclair TV award for displaying excellence in the coverage of a live special event.

CBC's Quebec AM post-election night radio show also received recognition from the RTDNA. It won the Peter Gzowski Award, for “overall excellence in the content and presentation” of a news program.

The CBC Quebec team won honours in the sports category as well.

For “excellence and creativity in feature sports reporting," CBC reporter Douglas Gelevan earned two awards — one for his TV story, Alouettes reflect on East final loss — and one for his radio report, Turning Olympic heartbreak into song.

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