Roy tapped to chair Telefilm Canada


TORONTO -- The Canadian government on Monday tapped Michel Roy, a longtime Quebec bureaucrat, as the new chairman of Telefilm Canada, the country's biggest investor in homegrown film and TV product.

Roy, the father of Hall of Fame hockey goaltender Patrick Roy, will chair the board as Ottawa's film and TV financier. He takes over from Fil Fraser, who had been interim chair since February after the departure of the previous chair, Charles Belanger.

Michel Roy worked in TV production during the 1960s before entering public service in Quebec. He has held a number of posts, including deputy minister of tourism and deputy minister of communications.

Patrick Roy played for the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche and won four Stanley Cup trophies during his career. He retired after the 2002-03 season.