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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue 6 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 7, 2009
(18)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 6:30 p.m., in room 356-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Dennis Dawson, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Banks, Dawson, Frum, Housakos, Johnson, Mercer, Merchant, Plett and Zimmer (9).

In attendance: Terry Thomas, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the committee continued its study on the emerging issues related to its communications mandate and to report on the wireless sector. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

Public Interest Advocacy Centre:

Michael Janigan, Executive Director and General Counsel;

Michael De Santis.

Alberta SuperNet: (by videoconference)

Erwin Loewen, Director, SuperNet, Technology Services, Service Alberta;

Michelle Chapeski, Project Support Analyst, SuperNet, Service Operations, Service Alberta.

Michael Janigan made a statement and, together with Michael De Santis, answered questions.

At 7:27 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:28 p.m., the committee resumed.

Erwin Loewen made a statement and, together with Michelle Chapeski, answered questions.

At 8:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 21, 2009
(19)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 6:31 p.m., in room 256-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Dennis Dawson, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Banks, Cochrane, Dawson, Frum, Hubley, Johnson, Mercer, Merchant, Plett and Zimmer (10).

In attendance: Terry Thomas, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the committee continued its study on the emerging issues related to its communications mandate and to report on the wireless sector. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESS:

Globalive Wireless Management Corp.:

Kenneth Campbell, Chief Executive Officer.

Kenneth Campbell made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:36 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:38 p.m., pursuant to rule 92(2)(e), the committee continued in camera to consider its draft agenda.

At 7:46 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Vanessa Moss-Norbury

Clerk of the Committee