Good evening everyone. I now call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 15 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Pursuant to the order of reference of Saturday, April 11, the committee is meeting for the purpose of receiving evidence concerning matters related to the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today's meeting is taking place by video conference, and the proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website.
I would like to remind you—members and the witnesses—to please wait until I recognize you by name before speaking. When you are ready to speak, please unmute your microphone, and then return to mute when you are finished speaking. When speaking, please speak slowly and clearly so that the translators can do their work.
I'd like to now welcome our witnesses.
From Cogeco, we have Madam Marie-Hélène Labrie, senior vice-president and chief public affairs and communications officer; and Mr. Leonard Eichel, senior director, regulatory affairs. From Rogers Communications, we have Dean Prevost, president, Rogers for Business; and David Watt, senior vice-president, regulatory. From Telus Communications, we have Tony Geheran, executive vice-president and chief customer officer; and Mr. Stephen Schmidt, vice-president, telecom policy and chief regulatory legal counsel. From Xplornet Communications, we have Charles Beaudet, vice-president, eastern Canada; and C. J. Prudham, chief legal and regulatory officer.
Each witness will present for seven minutes, followed by rounds of questions. We will start with Cogeco.
You have seven minutes.