CBC Whitehorse’s program manager ousted

The head of CBC Whitehorse has been fired. John Boivin, a CBC veteran with 22 years of experience, was the Whitehorse bureau’s program manager. He oversaw all of CBC’s television and radio programing in the Yukon.

The head of CBC Whitehorse has been fired.

John Boivin, a CBC veteran with 22 years of experience, was the Whitehorse bureau’s program manager. He oversaw all of CBC’s television and radio programing in

the Yukon.

Boivin was sacked on January 28.

“We don’t discuss any of those kinds of changes,” said CBC regional director John Agnew, from Yellowknife. “I’m not even going to discuss from which direction they

came.”

The firing wasn’t because of anything illegal or nefarious, he said.

No one has been hired to replace Boivin. The sacking will not affect programming, said Agnew.

“The bureau is steady as she goes,” he said.

Boivin’s departure is not related to the decision to cut two position at the Whitehorse office last fall.

Those positions were eliminated as part of a collective bargaining agreement reached last year between the CBC and its main union.

Boivin, as a manager, is not part of a union.

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