‘No grand vi­sions,’ just fair­ness for all

New CRTC head Ian Scott

National Post (National Edition) - - FINANCIAL POST - EMILY JACK­SON

OT­TAWA • Two months into his role as chair of the reg­u­la­tor that over­sees Canada’s $66.6-bil­lion tele­com and broad­cast in­dus­tries, Ian Scott hasn’t come up with a “grand vi­sion” or agenda of his own.

Rather, Scott used his first speech to in­dus­try as head of the Cana­dian Ra­diotele­vi­sion and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion to em­pha­size his plans to reg­u­late as best as pos­si­ble in the pub­lic in­ter­est, care­ful to de­fine pub­lic in­ter­est as the views of both in­dus­try and con­sumers.

“I ex­pect many of you will lis­ten to this speech closely and parse its con­tents care­fully for some in­di­ca­tion of which way my fel­low com­mis­sion­ers and I in­tend to steer this or­ga­ni­za­tion in the years to come,” Scott said at the In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Canada con­fer­ence in Ot­tawa on Tues­day.

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