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Blais, the Wizard of Gatineau, bids adieu


GATINEAU – Outgoing CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais told Commission staff Friday that he did not seek to renew his term because his work there is done.“I haven’t applied because I’ve done what I set out to do five years ago: to put the CRTC back on the path of building trust with Canadians and developing a world-class communication system with Canadians at its centre”, he said in a speech Friday morning.Blais added that he kept a figurine of Merlin, the wizard featured in Arthurian legend, in his office for inspiration and to help him to stay focused on his vision.“When I...