Review Category : Featured

Bell Supports the People of Lac-Mégantic, Québec


With support for the Red Cross and on-site communications, Bell is assisting the people of Lac˗Mégantic following the train disaster of early Saturday:

  • Bell has donated $25,000 to support Red Cross relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic, which is about 200 kilometres east of Montréal. All mobile phone users across Canada can also donate $5 to the Red Cross to support relief efforts by texting ROUGE or REDCROSS to 30333.
  • The Red Cross has deployed a 16-metre (53-foot) emergency response trailer previously donated by Bell. The vehicle has already transported supplies including beds, pillows and blankets to support an emergency shelter for displaced residents.
  • To keep emergency workers and residents connected, Bell has donated mobile phones, landlines, Wi-Fi and free payphone service for the shelter.
  • The Bell team would like to thank our field technicians, network staff and emergency management team for undertaking emergency support and maintaining operations at the local Bell Central Office.
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Luc Sabbatini Appointed President, Bell Media Sales


Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media, announced today the appointment of Astral executive Luc Sabbatini to President, Bell Media Sales. Upon tomorrow’s close of the Astral-Bell Media transaction, Sabbatini will oversee an integrated sales team in French and English, representing the new company’s diverse sales options. Rita Fabian, currently Executive Vice-President, Advertising Sales for Bell Media, will depart the company.

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Jacques Parisien, Charles Benoît, and Luc Quétel Appointed to Bell Media Leadership Team


Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media, announced today the appointments of Jacques Parisien asPresident, National Specialty and Pay TV, Radio, and Out-of-Home; Charles Benoît asPresident, Television and Radio, Québec; and Luc Quétel as President, Astral Out-of-Home.Upon tomorrow’s close of the Astral-Bell Media transaction, the three seasoned Astral executives will join Bell Media’s Senior Leadership Team, with Benoît and Quétel both reporting to Parisien.

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