‘No grand visions,’ just fairness for all
New CRTC head Ian Scott
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.