Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

May 16, 2008 13:00 ET

Appointment to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Timothy Denton as a full-time member of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

"Mr. Denton brings to the CRTC a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of the Internet and communications," said Minister Verner.

Mr. Denton is a specialist in legal and policy issues related to the Internet and communications, including telecommunications and broadcasting. He has been involved with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and the governance of the domain name industry and has also helped introduce long-distance voice competition in Canada as counsel to the Canadian Consumers' Association.

From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Denton was deeply involved in the creation of the Broadcasting Act and later took part in the creation of the Telecommunications Act while working as a policy advisor to the Minister of Communications from 1985 to 1988. He also worked on radio licensing issues for Lanser Wireless in the mid-1990s and access to the underlying telecommunications facilities for the Canadian Internet service providers (ISP) industry when he was the first solicitor for the Canadian Association of Internet Providers from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Denton is currently working on telecom issues for a coalition of ISPs. Before commencing his new role with the CRTC, he will complete his work for the Internet society.

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 telecommunications service providers and common carriers that fall under federal jurisdiction. For more information about the CRTC, visit www.crtc.gc.ca.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788