Cable & Telecom

Federal government going on a CRTC hiring spree (Update #2: Deadline extended again)

Posting makes it highly unlikely chairman Blais will be retainedOTTAWA – January 23rd, the federal government made public a slew of Governor-in-Council appointment vacancies, including four at the CRTC.While many, us included, had been postulating (apparently incorrectly, as it turns out) that CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais would have his term extended beyond his current five-year mandate which ends June 17th of this year, the fact his job is now publicly posted as open to applicants would seem to bring to an end his reign atop the Regulator – unless of course he reapplies.It also confirmed that his speech to the...