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May 12, 2021 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Ken Engelhart as a Senior Fellow.

“Ken is in the front rank of Canada’s experts on the economics and policy challenges of communications in Canada,” commented Robson. “With the communications industry becoming ever more central to Canada’s economic performance and Canadian living standards, the C.D. Howe Institute is fortunate to have Ken as a collaborator.”

“The C.D. Howe Institute provides Canada’s policy makers with practical, useful and principled advice, and I am honoured to be able to assist in their deliberations,” said Engelhart.

Ken Engelhart practices communications, privacy and public policy law.

He was formerly Senior Vice President of Rogers Communications. For 25 years, he was responsible for the regulatory affairs of Rogers Wireless, Rogers Cable, Rogers Telecom and Rogers Media (including Rogers Broadcasting). He provided legal, regulatory and policy advice to Rogers Communications and represented it before the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and other agencies.

In 1987, after five years of private legal practice in Toronto, Engelhart joined the Canadian Business Telecommunications Alliance as General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs. In 1990, he joined Rogers Communications as Legal Director, Regulatory Affairs. He became a Vice President in 1992 and assumed leadership of the regulatory department in 1999.

Engelhart has appeared before the CRTC in most of the major telecommunications and broadcasting proceedings of the past 30 years.

In addition to his law practice, Engelhart is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching Communications Law. He is a Senior Advisor at Strategy Corp. He is a past Board Member and Chair of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

Engelhart holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1982.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email: media@cdhowe.org.

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