Timothy Denton is a lawyer by training who practices principally in telecommunications and Internet policy and domain name issues, with a strong concentration on explaining what the technology is and what it means.
He recently completed an inquiry under the Telecommunications Act into the state of 9-1-1 services in Canada (September-July 2013).
He was appointed national commissioner of the CRTC in 2008. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) in September 2008 and re-elected in 2011. In 2010 he was made Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ARIN. He resigned that post as of July 31, 2013, and remains a Trustee.
Prior to his appointment to the CRTC, he undertook consulting, legal and lobbying assignments for clients and government departments. Alone or with other suitable consultants, he has assisted clients with issues bearing on the regulation of telecommunications, broadcasting and cable industries. His practice also covered competition policy and copyright.
He also regularly collaborates with a network of experts in telecommunications, economics, strategic planning and management consulting.
He earned a Masters of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa's law and technology program in 2007. He also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from McGill University and joined the Bar of Quebec in 1975. His undergraduate degree from the same university was in political science and philosophy.
Mr. Denton has been a consultant since 1980 and in private practice since 1988. He has worked at a number of federal government institutions: the cabinet office (the Privy Council Office), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in the 1970s, and the Office of the Minister of Communications in the latter part of the 1980s.
Mr. Denton parle et écrit le français.