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Rabinovitch reappointment official
11/23/2004

 
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OTTAWA - Robert Rabinovitch, the executive who heads the CBC, will continue as the public broadcaster's president and CEO.

As expected, Prime Minister Paul Martin made Rabinovitch's reappointment to a second term official on Monday.

"Robert Rabinovitch has been an outstanding leader for the arts and culture in Canada," Martin said in a statement.

"I am pleased that he will continue to serve the people of Canada and to lead the CBC, one of this country's most important cultural institutions."

The annoucement comes after Rabinovitch appeared in front of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage last week.

At that appearance, he promised to rethink some of the cuts he had instituted in his first term.

One of his first acts at the CBC was to slash regional programming, cutting supper-hour newscasts from 60 to 30 minutes.

"We intend to continue to expand our regional services," he told the committee's members.

Rabinovitch was first appointed as head of the CBC in 1999. His second term which begins immediately, will last only three years.












 

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