Ken Engelhart is one of Canada’s leading communications lawyers. He has over 30 years of experience appearing before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). He has appeared in most major oral hearings dealing with telecommunications, broadcasting and the Internet and has extensive experience submitting written briefs in all of these areas. He also has a great deal of experience in participating in written proceedings before Industry Canada on matters relating to spectrum and auctions. He is also experienced in conducting mediations and arbitrations before the CRTC.
Mr. Engelhart has appeared before federal Parliamentary committees, provincial legislative committees and municipal council committees on a variety of subjects. He has considerable experience in assisting parties to appear before these committees, and in engaging in lobbying activities, including the preparation of compelling and informative briefs. He has handled complex mergers before the federal Commissioner of Competition and dealt with a variety of other federal and provincial regulatory agencies.
Ken was the Chief Privacy Officer of a major Canadian communications carrier for 14 years. While he was Chief Privacy Officer, the carrier was the first major carrier in Canada to issue a Transparency Report identifying the number and type of lawful access requests. Mr. Engelhart has considerable experience in successfully dealing with complaints before the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). He combines an extensive knowledge of the law with practical, hands-on experience in resolving difficult privacy issues in order to satisfy customer concerns and corporate requirements.