When Steven Garrity and I were up at the CBC a couple of weeks ago, we saw Bruce nervously pacing, and now we know why. Bruce is well-spoken, amiable, excellent on his feet, and will be, I think, a great newscaster. We’re lucky to have him.
This move reinforces the importance of moving other Rukavinas here ASAP, as we don’t want the fragile Rainnie — Rukavina balance to be thrown out of whack. A longterm goal of mine has been to concoct some sort of CBC Radio game show that is peopled entirely by CBC-related siblings — we Rukavinas, the Rainnies, the McKenna brothers, Karen Mair and her sister, Norm and Ian Macdonald, Peter Mansbridge and his brother Malachy (okay, I made that one up). I can see this plan coming together now.
Kudos to Sara Fraser for handling Compass duties in the post-Roger period; I hope she’ll be re-assigned to reportorial duties and stick with the Corp.