CRTC Gets New Boss
January 26, 2007 at 5:49 AM (PT)
Canadian Federal Court judge and former COMPETITION BUREAU Commissioner KONRAD VON FINCKENSTEIN has been named Chairman of the CRTC, replacing the departed CHARLES DALFEN. Heritage Minister BEV ODA said, "Mr. VON FINCKENSTEIN's credentials will bring strong leadership to the CRTC. I am confident that his experience will greatly benefit the commission."
VON FINCKENSTEIN's time at the COMPETITION BUREAU included ordering ASTRAL MEDIA to spin off some of its QUEBEC radio stations after buying them from TELEMEDIA, and he has been on the record as opposing media consolidation.