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Jay Thomson to head CCSA

telecom | 01/10/2017 9:31 pm EST

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) has named Jay Thomson as its new CEO. Thomson, who is currently the vice-president of broadcasting policy and regulatory affairs for the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), will start effective Feb. 1, 2017, the CCSA said in a press release Tuesday. Thomson has also previously “held senior regulatory and policy positions” at Telus Corp., the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), according to the release. It said Thomson “is a well-known and highly respected national figure with an extensive track record as an association executive. Most importantly, Thomson has a deep expertise in strategic policy and regulatory affairs involving the CRTC, Internet policy, broadcasting and copyright issues.”...