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Ottawa, Ontario, October 27, 2011—The Honourable Lisa Raitt,Canada’s Minister of Labour, today announced the reappointment of Mr. Robert Beccarea as a part-time member of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal (CAPPRT), for a one-year term, effective immediately.

“I am pleased that Mr. Beccarea has accepted this reappointment to the CAPPRT,” said Minister Raitt. “His experience, knowledge and leadership in the field of labour relations will continue to be assets to the Tribunal.”

Mr. Beccarea was first appointed to the CAPPRT in October 2009. He has over 28 years of experience in private law practice and community leadership. Throughout his career, Mr. Beccarea has held many positions, including Councillor, City of London; Chairperson of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees (Brantford,Ontario); and adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Beccarea has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1972. In addition, he has received advanced certification in mediation and negotiation from the Conflict Consensus Institute.

The CAPPRT is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal created in 1995 under the Status of the Artist Act. The mandate of the Tribunal is to encourage constructive professional relations between independent professional artists and producers within the federal jurisdiction. For more information on the Tribunal, visit .

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