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Blais evokes praise, criticism as he leaves CRTC

News | 06/19/2017 5:36 pm EDT
Ex-CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, pictured in 2014, has been named assistant deputy minister at Public Services and Procurement Canada on March 8, 2018. /The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright.

Now that former chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has departed the CRTC after five years at the helm, he leaves behind hundreds of decisions that have shaped the direction of Canada’s telecom and media industries, and a mixed legacy that includes accolades for his focus on broadband and consumer issues and disapproval from the cultural sector.

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