GATINEAU, QC, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the
appointment of Peter Menzies as Vice-Chairperson (Telecommunications)
of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) for a five-year term.
"I am pleased that Mr. Menzies will continue to contribute to the
Commission's work," said Minister Moore. "His leadership and vast
experience in the communications, media, regulatory and public policy
sectors are sure to be of great benefit to the organization."
Mr. Menzies was first appointed to the CRTC as a part-time member in
2007. In 2009, he was appointed as a full-time member, designated for
the Alberta/Northwest Territories region. Pending the appointment of a
new Alberta/Northwest Territories commissioner, Mr. Menzies has agreed
to continue to liaise with stakeholders in the region.
Prior to his full-time appointment to the CRTC in 2009, Mr. Menzies was
President of Menzies Strategies. Over the course of his 35-year career,
Mr. Menzies worked for the Calgary Herald, the Calgary Sun, and Cowichan News Ltd., in addition to serving on several boards. He
holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Acadia
University and studied journalism at the University of Victoria.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises, in
the public interest, all aspects of the Canadian broadcasting system,
as well as the telecommunications services providers and common
carriers that come under federal jurisdiction.
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