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Talk-show host one of three new appointees

Canadian talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos has joined the David Suzuki Foundation board of directors, along with entrepreneur John Lefebvre and Westport Innovation Inc. CFO Elaine Wong.

Mr. Stroumboulopoulos hosts CBC late-night show The Hour, where he has interviewed many of the most influential and recognized people in the world. He has travelled to the Arctic for a special on literacy, youth culture, and the loss of Inuit identity. He has been to Sudan with War Child Canada and to Zambia for a World AIDS Day special documentary. He's also a three-time Gemini Award-winner for his work on The Hour.

DSF board chair Jim Hoggan is "delighted" to have the popular star on-board. "George Stroumboulopoulos is an inspired and inspiring guy," Mr. Hoggan said. "Few others have done so much to engage Canadians on environmental issues and I can't think of anyone — with the exception of David Suzuki himself — who is so credible with people in every demographic group."

June 24, 2009