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Rabinovitch places Radio-Canada’s loss of Habs games on shoulders of rights holders

News | 06/07/2002 4:00 am EDT

A Parliamentary committee pondered out loud this week whether it should get involved in a programming agreement that excludes coverage of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team on Radio-Canada on Saturday nights. Robert Rabinovitch, president and CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., told members of the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages that he had not approached government when the CBC learned that it would not be getting the games because it operates at arm’s length.

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