Sheridan E. Scott
Chief Regulatory Officer
Sheridan Elizabeth Scott is Chief resource planning and audience
Regulatory Officer of Bell Canada. research.
Ms Scott's responsibilities include
maintaining regulatory In 1994, Ms Scott joined Bell
relationships with the CRTC, the Canada as Vice President,
Commissioner of Competition, the Multimedia Law & Regulation.
Copyright Board and the FCC. She She was responsible for managing
also oversees public policy issues the legal and regulatory issues
for Bell Canada, Nexxia and associated with the evolution of the
ActiMedia, particularly with broadband multimedia capacity in
respect to the Internet and e- Bell's network and in its operating
commerce. Prior to her activities.
appointment on August 1, 1999,
Ms Scott was Vice President - Ms Scott is the author of several
Office of the President. articles on communications law.
She is Chair of the Board of
Ms. Scott completed her legal Directors of Canadian Women in
studies at University of Victoria Communications (CWC); Founding
after spending five years at the member, National Capital
Canada Council and the Social Association of Communications
Science & Humanities Research Lawyers (NCACL); Director of
Council. She returned to Ottawa as Opera Lyra Ottawa; Director and
Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Vice-Chair of the Bell Broadcast
Canada, the Rt. Honourable Bora and New Media Fund as well as a
Laskin, and was subsequently member of the Ontario Digital
called to the Bar of Ontario. In Media Growth Fund. She recently
1983, she joined the legal joined the Board of the Internet
department of the CRTC where she Content Rating Association
was involved in major public (ICRA).
hearings on long distance
competition, the regulation of cable Ms Scott and her husband, David
rates, the renewal of pay and Zussman, live in Ottawa with their
specialty licenses and a complete two children Richard and Julianne.
review of all broadcasting
regulations. She left the CRTC in
1992 to take up responsibilities as
Assistant Vice President, Planning
& Corporate Development at the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(CBC). The following year she
was appointed Vice President of
Planning and Regulatory Affairs
with responsibilities for affiliate
relations, regulatory matters,