Cable & Telecom

Obituary: Charles King

OTTAWA – Shaw Communications vice-president of government relations, Charles King, died on Monday of cancer. He was 47. King was well-known and respected in Ottawa circles as a straight shooter who could build relationships and for his clients and employers, no matter the party in power. A long-time Liberal, he worked in the party’s Ottawa headquarters in the 1980s and 1990s under the likes of Don Johnston and Lloyd Axworthy. In 1996, King joined the Canadian Cable Television Association and later worked for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and for Earnscliffe Strategy Group, where he had many broadcasting and telecom...