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Subject: Ted Rogers,President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc passes.

Written By: ninny on 12/03/08 at 6:30 am

Edward Samuel "Ted" Rogers, Jr., OC, BA, LL.B, D.Sc (May 27, 1933 – December 2, 2008) was the President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., and the fourth richest person in Canada in terms of net worth. His father Edward S. Rogers, Sr. is regarded as the founder of the company, although the radio station that he founded is now owned by another Canadian company competitor Astral Media.
Rogers had been the owner of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team since September 1, 2000, when Rogers Communications Inc. purchased 80% of the baseball club with the Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. maintaining 20% interest and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce relinquishing its 10% share. Since the 2003 season, he owned 100% of the team. Moreover, the Blue Jays' home ballpark, SkyDome, was renamed Rogers Centre after Rogers' firm purchased the stadium (including naming rights).

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