Good morning, everyone.
I call this meeting to order. Welcome to meeting number 7 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of September 23. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website. So that you are aware, the webcast will always show the person speaking, rather than the entire committee.
To ensure an orderly meeting, I would like to outline a few rules as usual.
Members and witnesses may speak in the official language of their choice. Interpretation services are available for this meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of “floor” and English or French. Please select the language you will be using.
For members participating in person, proceed as you usually would when the whole committee is meeting in person in a committee room. Keep in mind the directives from the Board of Internal Economy regarding masking and health protocols.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. If you are on the video conference, please click on the microphone icon to unmute yourself. For those in the room, your microphone will be controlled, as normal, by the proceedings and verification officer.
I remind you that all comments by members and witnesses should be addressed through the chair. When you are not speaking, your mike should be on mute.
With regard to a speaking list, the committee clerk and I will do our best to maintain the order of speaking for all members, whether they are participating virtually or in person.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee is meeting today to resume its study on the accessibility and affordability of telecommunications services.
As is my normal practice, I will hold up a yellow card for when you have 30 seconds left in your intervention and a red card for when your time for questions has expired. Please respect the time so that all members have a chance to question the witnesses.
I would like to now welcome our witnesses. For our first panel, we have, from the CRTC, Mr. Ian Scott, chairperson and CEO; Madame Renée Doiron, director, broadband and networking engineering; and Nanao Kachi, director, social and consumer policy.
I will introduce our second panel when we get to it.
With that, each witness will present for five minutes, followed by the round of questions.
We will open the floor to the CRTC for their presentation. You have five minutes.