Former CRTC head dies at 66

Charles Dalfen, former head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), died suddenly, The Globe and Mail reports.

Dalfen was head of the CRTC between 2002 and 2006.

The Globe report states:

“During his four years as chair of the CRTC between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Dalfen was known as a strong champion of Canadian content. Under his leadership, the CRTC’s complex web of content and market rules faced numerous challenges from advances in new media, such as the Internet, and the rise of controversial ethnic specialty television programming such as Al-Jazeera television. “

After his five-year appointment with the CRTC, Dalfen moved on to become counsel at Torys LLP, where he had previously been a senior partner and chair of the firm’s communications group.