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Entertainment lawyer named to CRTC

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 1:51 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Monique Lafontaine has been appointed as the commissioner for Ontario on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

A sole practitioner in the area of entertainment and communications law, her practice has focused on television, radio and digital media policy and regulation, stakeholder relations, privacy and anti-spam law, and the preparation of program licensing, distribution and affiliation agreements with Canadian and international media partners.

In the past, Lafontaine has served as general counsel and vice-president, regulatory affairs, at the Directors Guild of Canada and also worked for ZoomerMedia Limited. She was also a member of the communications and technology law group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

Lafontaine is fluently bilingual.

Her five-year term begins on Jan. 2, 2018.