Jean-Pierre Blais Named Chairman Of CRTC
June 11, 2012 at 3:55 AM (PT)
Veteran Canadian civil servant JEAN-PIERRE BLAIS has been named as the new Chairman of the CRTC. BLAIS replaces interim Chairman LEONARD KATZ, who has been overseeing the agency since KONRAD VON FINCKELSTEIN's departure in JANUARY. BLAIS, who has served at several federal agencies, is launching a five year term at the Commission.
Prime Minister STEPHEN HARPER said that BLAIS "brings a strong legal background and a comprehensive understanding of the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors and the role of the CRTC, having held high-level positions at the treasury board secretariat, the department of Canadian heritage and the CRTC."