Appointment to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Jun 17, 2013, 14:37 ET from Canadian Heritage

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.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage