The test we have applied is one that the CRTC has already used in a previous decision, namely Decision No. 9937434. The CRTC applied a competitive infrastructure test in making its decision in that particular case. That test is also used in other states in North America: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Utah. Those American states all applied this kind of test to the telecommunications industry before deciding on deregulation. Even Hong Kong applies that kind of test.
Why did we use a competitive infrastructure test rather than one based on market share? Well, because it is a non-arbitrary, simple test that allows deregulation to occur as quickly as possible and also ensures that consumers will benefit from the best prices as quickly as possible. It is a test that has the advantage of being easily applicable here in Canada. As a result, we can see that if we apply the test to the larger urban centres in Canada, most of them will be deregulated and there will be competition. It is contrary to the 25 per cent market share test that the CRTC said it was in the process of reviewing last fall, because it had realized that there was competition. So, there is no longer any need to review the test, because we have suggested that the CRTC apply a different test; also, it is a test that is somewhat more arbitrary and longer to administer, when we believe that consumers should receive the benefits of deregulation as quickly as possible.