You made a whole bunch of statements, Mr. Garneau. Let me just set the record straight.
We made this decision yesterday at around five o'clock. I was on the phone with all my fellow commissioners, and we decided, in light of the considerable concern that had arisen in light of the two requests for delay, and in light of.... You know, we don't have a monopoly on this, and we can always approach things differently. As several editorials suggested, the message we adopted was only one of several possible and that it would probably be wise to initiate a review of various decisions. That's what we did. We brought it up.
I then informed the deputy minister of industry, as a courtesy, about an hour and a half later, saying, “Look, it has always been my policy, as a civil servant of 35 years, not to catch your minister by surprise, so you should know that this is what I am going to announce at the committee tomorrow.” That was it. That's the only communication I've had with the minister or anybody in government.
So the decision here to review, as I stated, is self-initiated, and we did it in light of the request by Bell, which, after all, wants to implement usage-based billing. They said to please delay it for 60 days. Since they wanted the delay, and the ISPs definitely wanted the delay, we said, “Let's take the opportunity and make sure we got it right.” We believe the principle is right. Are the modalities right? That's what we're going to re-examine.