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Catherine Tait, president of the CBC, lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.: report says

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The president of the CBC lives in Brooklyn, New York, according to a report by Canadaland, the online news site.

According to the report, Catherine Tait lives with her husband in a $5.4 million home in Brooklyn. Canadaland reports that Tait has been travelling between New York and her home in Ottawa over the course of the coronavirus crisis.

The report says she has been living in the U.S. in order to take care of her husband. The report says he has a “health condition” which, according to the CBC, “makes him extremely vulnerable to the virus.”

“Ms.Tait did not receive any special exemption from the government for her travel,” Chuck Thompson, a CBC spokesperson, told Canadaland. Tait did not respond to requests for comment from Canadaland.

Thompson told Canadaland Tait was in New York in April and May, but came back to Canada in June, and then returned to the U.S. in mid-November. She quarantined upon arrival in Canada, Thompson told Canadaland.

Tait was appointed to head the CBC in July 2018, with Canadaland reporting that sources said Tait took “a secondary residence” in Ottawa as an appointment condition.

The National Post has reached out to the CBC for comment.

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