Network: Société Radio-Canada (SRC) TV Network
Broadcast Run: 1971
Broadcast Medium: Television
Taking over from Les travaux et les jours, which was broadcast from 1955 to 1971, La semaine verte has continued on the air without interruption since then.
Hosted by Yvon Leblanc (1978-2002), then Lucie Bergeron and Errol Duchaine, the program was produced in Quebec City.
A weekly encounter with nature, La semaine verte focused upon contemporary issues and news related to agriculture, fishing, the forests and the environment. It broadcast various reports filmed in every region of the country, with the help of accomplished journalists. La semaine verte examined both the challenges and developments that affected these vital sectors and helped non-specialists to become more familiar with the people who devoted a good part of their lives to these endeavours. Accordingly, week after week, the program offerings were very diversified and in tune with contemporary events and the latest developments.
Written by Yvon Chouinard – February, 2005