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CWTA’s Devon Jacobs passes away

telecom | 08/19/2014 8:56 pm EDT

Devon Jacobs, senior director of government affairs with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), died on Aug. 15 at the age of 49, The Hill Times reported online Tuesday. He succumbed to a nine-month battle with cancer. Jacobs had been with the CWTA since 2010 and was named one of The Hill Times’ Top 100 lobbyists this year. He had previously worked with the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and the Canadian Automobile Association. “It always amazed me how much knowledge of parliamentary procedure he had at his fingertips,” Jim Patrick, his former colleague at both the CWTA and CAB, who’s now vice-president of government relations with Shaw Communications Inc., told The Hill Times....

Jim Patrick moving to Shaw next year

Media | 11/06/2013 9:13 pm EST

Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association (CWTA) senior vice-president Jim Patrick will be moving to Shaw Communications Inc. next year. Patrick, who started at the CWTA in 2008 and previously worked in senior positions at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, will start at Shaw in January as the company's vice-president for government relations. The position was previously held by Charles King, a well-known Ottawa lobbyist who died in May. Patrick is also president of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC)....