Appointment to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

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OTTAWA, October 4, 2011 - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Rudy Buttignol to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.

"Mr. Buttignol will be a great addition to the Board," said Minister Moore. "His knowledge and executive background will certainly benefit the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board."

Rudy Buttignol is President and CEO of Knowledge Network Corporation, British Columbia's public educational broadcaster, as well as President of BBC Kids, a national subscription channel launched as a joint venture with BBC Worldwide Canada.

Mr. Buttignol has held positions with many boards and professional organizations, including as Chair of the International Advisory Council of the Toronto Documentary Forum and Director on the Board of the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Rudy Buttignol is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Toronto's York University and has completed executive education programs at The Banff Centre, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of several international honours, including the inaugural Doc Mogul Awards from the Hot Docs International festival and nine Gemini Awards.

The mandate of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is to make determinations regarding the outstanding significance and national importance of cultural assets under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. It is also responsible for determining the fair market value of items donated to Canadian organizations such as libraries, archives, and museums. In addition, the Board reviews appeals of applications for cultural property export permits that have been denied. For more information about the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, visit