Peter Menzies

 

Peter Menzies is vice chairman and president of telecommunications for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and past publisher and editor-in-chief of one of Canada's major daily newspapers.

Still an occasional author, Menzies' journalism career spanned 30 years. Starting at a small weekly on Vancouver Island, he built an international award-winning career at the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald, where he served as a successful publisher—building circulation and growing profits—and as editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2006.

In 2006 he founded Menzies Strategies, a firm specializing in public policy and public relations. An accomplished writer and cultural thinker, Menzies held numerous board positions including with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Theatre Calgary, the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts board and serves on the board of Calgary Opera. Menzies is also a member of the Chairman’s Circle at SAIT, a member of the Salvation Army Calgary Advisory Board and is a past member of the advisory board of the Institute for Public Sector Accountability. He has been a community soccer coach and minor hockey board director and volunteer at Priddis Greens Golf Club.

These and other efforts were recognized when in 2005 Mr. Menzies was awarded an Alberta Centennial Medal. In 2006 he was named a Calgary ambassador for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee. He was appointed to the CRTC as a part time commissioner by Canada's Heritage Minister Josée Verner in 2007 and appointed as Alberta-NWT Commissioner by her successor, the Hon. James Moore, in June of 2009.

Mr. Menzies earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University and is a graduate of the journalism/creative writing program at the University of Victoria. In addition to living on Canada’s east and west coasts, he spent his teenaged years as a Canadian expatriate living in England. He has been married to Patricia for 32 years and they have two children, one of whom studies at University of King’s College in Halifax, the other at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C.

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Writings

Calgary City Soul: A Story of Urban Thriving
Jun 14, 2013
Comment Article
Garden-Variety Work
Apr 29, 2013
Convivium Article
First Human Beings
Apr 22, 2013
Convivium Article
Ralph Klein and the Commonfolk
Apr 1, 2013
Convivium Article
In Defence of Star Gazing
Mar 13, 2013
Convivium Article
When the false moustaches and wigs fall off
Mar 4, 2013
Convivium Article
16 Days in February
Feb 21, 2013
Convivium Article
Fight Some of Your Own Fights
Feb 4, 2013
Convivium Article
Broken Hearts Mend
Jan 28, 2013
Convivium Article
Lance Armstrong's Increasingly Popular World
Jan 21, 2013
Convivium Article
Learning to Speak of Beliefs
Jan 14, 2013
Convivium Article
Window Taps
Jan 4, 2013
Convivium Article
My Third Third
Jan 2, 2013
Comment Article
Means Something to Me
Dec 17, 2012
Convivium Article
Talking Points
Dec 10, 2012
Convivium Article
Twitter's Blissful Chaos
Dec 3, 2012
Convivium Article
Grade Eight Debate
Nov 26, 2012
Convivium Article
Real People, Real History
Nov 19, 2012
Convivium Article
Under 30
Oct 9, 2012
Convivium Article
What People Forget About Freedoms
Oct 1, 2012
Convivium Article
The Pathetic Family
Sep 25, 2012
Convivium Article
Peter Lougheed: The Candle for His Generation
Sep 17, 2012
Convivium Article
The Man the Hour Demands
Sep 7, 2012
Convivium Article
What's left to be progressive about?
Aug 27, 2012
Convivium Article
Hats & Higher Powers
Aug 21, 2012
Convivium Article
Who's Serving Whom?
Aug 13, 2012
Convivium Article
This Was Never Going to Happen
Jul 31, 2012
Convivium Article
Sneaking in the Back
Jul 23, 2012
Convivium Article
The Highway of Death
Jul 11, 2012
Convivium Article
What Else Lives to 100?
Jul 5, 2012
Convivium Article
Social Liberal, Fiscal Conservative
Jun 18, 2012
Convivium Article
Death and Getting Better
Jun 4, 2012
Convivium Article
What have future generations ever done for me?
Jun 4, 2012
Comment Article
An Absurdly Large Country
May 28, 2012
Convivium Article
The Soul of a City
May 1, 2012
Convivium Article
Making this up as we go along
Mar 9, 2012
Convivium Article
Tweeted Sunday after going to church
Mar 7, 2012
Convivium Article
Children and tears
Jan 4, 2012
Convivium Article
A Greeting Once Rich
Dec 23, 2011
Convivium Article
Brotherhood and everlasting history
Dec 6, 2011
Convivium Article
Sheering the Wool off Going Local
Oct 27, 2011
CPiP Article
Common Life
Oct 18, 2011
Convivium Article
Calgary City Soul Phase 2: Final Report
Oct 7, 2011
Research Report
First day of this, last day of that
Sep 9, 2011
Convivium Article
The North
Jun 9, 2011
Comment Article
Ha Ling's Peak
Apr 15, 2011
Comment Article
Empty Time is Unproductive
Sep 3, 2010
Comment Article
Millennia old, one generation deep
Feb 12, 2010
Comment Article
Fearful Symmetry, by Brian Lee Crowley
Nov 20, 2009
CPiP Article
Burqas and our worldview vacuum
Nov 13, 2009
Comment Article
The Fall and Rise of Empires
Jun 15, 2009
CPiP Article
Grown men cry too
Sep 5, 2008
Comment Article
John Lennon, Josh Hamilton, and the postmodern F word
Jul 25, 2008
Comment Article
Q&A with Peter Menzies, National Commissioner, CRTC
Jul 4, 2008
Comment Article
50 things I love in the world of business
Jun 1, 2008
Comment Article
Journalism with an edge
Mar 1, 2008
Comment Article
Common Ground: An Endangered Species
Apr 1, 2007
Cardus Audio
Calgary's Culture of Aspiration and the Buffalo Hunters
Dec 15, 2006
Research Article

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