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Burney becomes CanWest chairman

CanWest Global Communications of Winnipeg has appointed Derek Burney to the position of chairman of the board. Burney joined the board of CanWest in 2005. Interim chairman David Drybrough will remain on the board and continue to be chair of the company’s audit committee. Burney is a senior strategic adviser at law firm Ogilivy Renault. He is also lead director at Shell Canada and sits on the board of directors of TransCanada Pipelines. Burney has also been president and CEO of CAE, chairman and CEO of Bell Canada International, Canada's ambassador to the United States and chief of staff to the Prime Minister.

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