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CBC’s Lister Sinclair dies at 85

TORONTO (CP) _ Veteran CBC broadcaster Lister Sinclair died this morning in a Toronto hospital, the public broadcaster reports.

He was 85.

Sinclair had a storied career at the CBC, working as a host, playwright and panellist _ even as vice-president of the network. He hosted the radio show "Ideas" for 16 years and was a fixture on the program "Court of Opinion." He also wrote numerous plays for radio and TV.

Sinclair _ who was born in Bombay (now called Mumbai) and raised in England _ also helped organize the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists which is now known as ACTRA, which represents thousands of Canadian performers.

He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1985. A tribute to Sinclair is set to begin tonight on CBC Radio One.

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Headline, Industry News

CBC’s Lister Sinclair dies at 85

TORONTO (CP) _ Veteran CBC broadcaster Lister Sinclair died this morning in a Toronto hospital, the public broadcaster reports.

He was 85.

Sinclair had a storied career at the CBC, working as a host, playwright and panellist _ even as vice-president of the network. He hosted the radio show "Ideas" for 16 years and was a fixture on the program "Court of Opinion." He also wrote numerous plays for radio and TV.

Sinclair _ who was born in Bombay (now called Mumbai) and raised in England _ also helped organize the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists which is now known as ACTRA, which represents thousands of Canadian performers.

He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1985. A tribute to Sinclair is set to begin tonight on CBC Radio One.

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Headline, Industry News

CBC’s Lister Sinclair dies at 85

TORONTO (CP) _ Veteran CBC broadcaster Lister Sinclair died this morning in a Toronto hospital, the public broadcaster reports.

He was 85.

Sinclair had a storied career at the CBC, working as a host, playwright and panellist _ even as vice-president of the network. He hosted the radio show "Ideas" for 16 years and was a fixture on the program "Court of Opinion." He also wrote numerous plays for radio and TV.

Sinclair _ who was born in Bombay (now called Mumbai) and raised in England _ also helped organize the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists which is now known as ACTRA, which represents thousands of Canadian performers.

He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1985. A tribute to Sinclair is set to begin tonight on CBC Radio One.

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