TIMOTHY DENTON began his term as Commissioner on August 1, 2008.
He has broad experience in legal and policy matters in the areas of telecommunications, broadcasting and the Internet. He chairs the Commission’s Telemarketing Violations Review Panel, and has been involved in a number of important structural decisions during his term. He was elected to the Board of the American Registry of Internet Numbers and serves as its Chairman.
Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Mr. Denton was involved in the governance of the domain name industry through his work with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and as a director, from 2002 to 2004, of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Between 1996 and 1998, he served as the first solicitor of the Canadian Association of Internet Providers.
As a policy advisor to the Minister of Communications from 1985 to 1987, he was intimately involved in the creation of the Broadcasting Act and later contributed to the creation of the Telecommunications Act. He helped introduce competition in the long-distance telephone market as counsel to the Canadian Consumers’ Association, and served as Assistant to the CRTC’s Vice-Chair of Telecommunications between 1978 and 1980.
Mr. Denton holds a Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa’s Law and Technology Program, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from McGill University.
His term ends on July 31, 2013.