Breakfast with the CRTC Chair

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Protecting Canadians from Unwanted Communications

The CRTC is getting candid with marketers at the Canadian Marketing Association’s (CMA) exclusive breakfast event on March 22nd. Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC will be delivering a speech entitled “Protecting Canadians from Unwanted Communications”, meant to give marketers the tools to comply and save their businesses from expensive CRTC penalties!

Jean-Pierre Blais's Speech

Missed out on the breakfast? Download the PDF below for the transcript of Jean-Pierre Blais's speech.

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Jean-Pierre BlaisJean-Pierre Blais
Chair, CRTC

Before joining the CRTC, Mr. Blais was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Board Secretariat's Government Operations Sector.

From 2004 to 2011, he was Assistant Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. His responsibilities included legislation, policies and programs related to copyright modernization, broadcasting, the cultural industries, the arts, as well as cultural trade policy and cultural treaties. As the Director of Investment, he reviewed transactions in the cultural sector under the Investment Canada Act.

From 1994 to 2004, after practising law with a large Montreal law firm, Mr. Blais served successively as Senior Legal Counsel, General Counsel (Broadcasting) and Executive Director (Broadcasting) at the CRTC, and as Assistant Deputy Minister of International and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. In that position, he was responsible for Sport Canada, Canada's bid for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, negotiating the UNESCO Treaty on Doping in Sports and Federal-Provincial cultural relations.

Mr. Blais holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University.


View the video for a recap on Jean-Pierre Blais’s Speech.


See our photos from the CRTC Breakfast.

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