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March 26, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Konrad von Finckenstein as a Senior Fellow.

“Konrad is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on communications law and regulation, and has been a leading member of our Telecommunications Policy Working Group,” said Robson. “We at the C.D. Howe Institute benefit from his expertise and passion for better policy, and are pleased at the prospect of further work together.”

"Canada is in the process of amending its forty-year-old communications legislation,” said von Finckenstein. “Let's make sure we get it right so that we can take full advantage of the digital economy"

The Hon. Konrad W. von Finckenstein served as Chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) from 2007 to 2012. A Federal Justice from 2003 to 2007, and Commissioner of Competition from 1997 to 2003, he is also an accomplished trade negotiator and diplomat.

He was Senior General Counsel in the Trade Negotiations Office during the Canada-US free trade negotiations in 1987 and 1988. In that position he was responsible both for negotiating the dispute settlement provisions and overseeing the drafting of the Canada US Free Trade Agreement as well as its implementation legislation.

He has also held senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Industry, and Department of Justice.

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

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