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Posted: May 9, 2012 NEW CANDIDATE FOR CRTC CHAIR
Source: The Globe and Mail
The Harper Government is planning to announce a new chair for the CRTC, and one potential candidate is a veteran public servant named Jean-Pierre Blais.
This article in the Globe and Mail explains more on what this change would be like for the CRTC.
The Harper government is preparing to announce a new chair for Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator and industry players believe officials are leaning towards an Ottawa insider and veteran public servant named Jean-Pierre Blais.
Mr. Blais’s record suggests he would be a relatively cautious hand at the helm of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, telecom industry sources say.
Unlike former chair Konrad von Finckenstein, telecom insiders predict Mr. Blais would be relatively compliant with Conservative government policy leanings and endeavour to keep the CRTC out of the headlines. Those who know Mr. Blais say he is more of a conciliation-minded type who would seek compromise on issues rather than strike out independently with bold initiatives.
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