Episode 152: Konrad von Finckenstein on the Challenges That Lie Ahead for the CRTC

January 16, 2023 00:36:10
Episode 152: Konrad von Finckenstein on the Challenges That Lie Ahead for the CRTC
Law Bytes
Episode 152: Konrad von Finckenstein on the Challenges That Lie Ahead for the CRTC

Jan 16 2023 | 00:36:10

/

Show Notes

The start of a new year often means a fresh start and for the CRTC, it meant welcoming a new chair, as Vicky Eatrides officially took over as chair a few days into 2023. Eatrides comes to the Commission at a particularly busy time with wireless competition concerns top of mind for many Canadians and the government set to ask the Commission to play a pivotal role in implementing Bills C-11 and C-18. Konrad von Finckenstein is someone who knows quite a bit about the challenges faced by new CRTC chairs, having served in the role from 2007 to 2012. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for his many contributions to public life and he joins me on the podcast to reflect on those experiences in the context of the CRTC. Our conversation reflects on what is involved in launching entirely new programs, ensuring public engagement, and developing policies that enjoy both public support and can withstand potential legal challenges.

Other Episodes

Episode 0

October 22, 2021 00:32:13
Episode Cover

Episode 26: There Is No Crisis - Dwayne Winseck on the State of Canadian Communications, Media and Cultural Policy

The future of Canadian communications law has emerged as political hot potato in recent weeks with political parties engaged in finger pointing over who...

Listen

Episode 0

October 19, 2021 00:26:52
Episode Cover

Episode 97: John Lawford on Why the CRTC Should Take Action on Inadequate Low-Cost Wireless Plans

The CRTC’s wireless decision earlier this year dubbed the “MVN-no” decision given its very limited opening to mobile virtual network operators in Canada sparked...

Listen

Episode 0

October 22, 2021 00:40:04
Episode Cover

Ep. 25: The CRTC Decision on Competitive Internet Pricing: A Conversation with George Burger

Last month, Canada’s telecom regulator, the CRTC, issued its final decision in a lengthy battle over the rates that independent Internet providers pay for...

Listen