Good afternoon, everyone. I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 29 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 January 25. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website. Just so that you are aware, the webcast will always show the person speaking rather than the entirety of the committee.
To ensure an orderly meeting, I'd like to outline a few rules to follow. 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 either the floor, French or English. Please select your preference. I remind everyone that all comments by members and witnesses should be addressed through the chair and that when you are not speaking your microphone should be on mute. As is my normal practice, I will hold up a yellow card for when you have 30 seconds remaining in your intervention and a red card when your time for questions has expired. Please make sure that you are on gallery view so that you can see me waving the card.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Friday, March 19, the committee is meeting today to continue its study on the proposed acquisition of Shaw by Rogers.
I'd now like to welcome our witnesses. From the CRTC, we have Mr. Ian Scott, Mr. Scott Hutton and Mr. Christopher Seidl. From the Competition Bureau, we have Matthew Boswell, the commissioner; Anthony Durocher, deputy commissioner and Leila Wright, associate deputy commissioner. From the Department of Industry, we have Éric Dagenais and Adam Scott.
Each witness group will present for up to seven minutes, followed by rounds of questions.
With that, we will begin with the CRTC.
You have the floor for seven minutes.