Former telecom exec and lobbyist Ian Scott to be Canada’s next CRTC Commissioner

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Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 18, 2017 1:37 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 1:37 PM ET

Canada longing name Ian Scott as head of the commission that regulates the telecom and scatter industries, a spokesman said on Tuesday, tapping an executive who spent years pushing the body on behalf of one of the country’s biggest telecommunications companies.

Scott transfer be appointed as chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, or CRTC, for a job he discretion start on September 5, said Pierre-Olivier Herbert, a spokesman for the consul of Canadian Heritage, Melanie Joly.

The news was earlier reported by the Resident Post newspaper.

Scott has served as vice-president of government relations for Telus Corp, one of Canada’s biggest wireless proprietorships and a provider of landline phone, internet and video services.

He was most recently directorship director of government and regulatory affairs at satellite communications company Telesat Holdings Inc. He has also in the old days worked at both the CRTC and the Competition Bureau.

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