Ian Scott

Ian Scott has over 25 years of policy and regulatory experience in broadcasting and telecommunications both in the public and private sectors.

Most recently, Mr. Scott served as the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Mr. Scott was appointed by the Governor-in-Council on July 14, 2017 and led the organization from September 2017 to January 2023.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Scott worked at the Competition Bureau in both the Regulated Industries Branch and the Mergers Branch. After working at the Competition Bureau, he joined the CRTC from 1990 to 1994, where he collaborated on the development of a framework for long-distance telephone service competition in Canada. Between 2007 and 2008, as part of the Executive Interchange Program, he was Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman at the CRTC.

Before rejoining the CRTC in 2017, Mr. Scott held various executive positions in the communications industry, including at Telesat Canada, Telus and Call-Net Enterprises, one of the first companies to offer competition in the Canadian long-distance market. He also provided leadership on broadcasting policy and regulatory issues as an executive at the Canadian Cable Television Association.

Mr. Scott has served on various boards, including Women in Communications and Technology, the International Institute of Communications, Canadian Aerospace Association and Ski Quebec Alpin, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from McGill University.

Course offered:

Core Policy Course: A Case Study of Canada's Bill C-11


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