25th January 2012

Leonard Katz Appointed Acting Chairman Of CRTC

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced that Leonard Katz will serve as Acting Chairman until the Government of Canada appoints a new Chairperson. The mandate of the previous Chairman, Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., ended yesterday.

Mr. Katz has served as the CRTC’s Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications since October 2007. He previously Leonard Katzserved as the Executive Director of Broadcasting and Telecommunications. Before joining the CRTC, he spent 30 years in the private sector, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Digimerge Technologies and President of Rogers Business Solutions, among other senior roles.

Under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, CRTC Commissioners may authorize one of the Vice-Chairpersons to exercise the powers and duties of the Chairperson when a Governor-in-Council appointment has not been made.

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