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President and CEO of Aliant Inc. Jay Forbes will be leaving the company effective July 31. Forbes has held the position since March 2002. His departure coincides with the anticipated reception of regulatory approvals necessary for the creation of the new Bell Aliant Regional Communications Income Fund.

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Meriton Networks captures another tier 1 carrier
Ottawa-based network developer Meriton Networks Inc. has been contracted to deploy KT Corp.’s next generation I-WDM (Intelligent WDM) network, featuring the Meriton Agile Optical Networking (AON) architecture. The agreement with KT, formerly Korea Telecom, adds another tier 1 carrier to Meriton’s portfolio, which includes Verizon Communications Inc., BT and Telecom Ottawa. "KT is seeing phenomenal broadband growth, which is driving the need for additional capacity in its metro network," said president and CEO of Meriton Mike Pascoe in a news release. "KT’s selection of our Agile Optical Network solution is a strong indicator of the market traction our proven solutions are enjoying among some of the largest network operators in the world."

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The CBC’s quest for a new head of arts and entertainment programming has finally come to an end: Fred Fuchs, an entertainment industry veteran with such productions as Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Virgin Suicides to his credit, assumed the role of executive director, arts and entertainment programming on April 3. Formerly president of Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope movie studio, Fuchs has worked with Coppola as well as George Lucas on a variety of feature films and TV mini-series. Although the bulk of his career has been south of the border, Fuchs moved to Toronto five years ago; since then, he’s become a figure in the Canadian independent production community. The executive director, arts and entertainment programming position has been vacant since February, when previous executive director Deborah Goldstein left. Fuchs will work closely with both executive director of network programming Kristine Layfield and executive VP Richard Stursberg.

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Conservative election email: CCR exclusive
With a review of the Canadian broadcasting industry and the CBC on the horizon, speculation abounds as to where the new Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) government stands on these issues. The following is an election-time email to Conservative Party staff obtained by CCR which contains a rote response for inquiries about the state of Canadian broadcasting under a CPC government. It is presented in its entirety – only recipients’ email addresses have been removed.

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