Industry Minister Christian Paradis appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology last week and was asked what he thought Canadians would say about wireless pricing. Paradis instead indicated what he would tell them:
I would tell them that when we compare with our peers, we are in the middle-average, we dropped down by almost 20% and this is a work in progress. We will continue. We are dedicated to have a fourth player and we will do whatever we can in terms of policy to achieve this. Frankly, so far time gave us reason.
If this is a work-in-progress, is the government prepared to do more? Apparently it is, as Paradis also told the committee:
When you talk about the roaming and the tower sharing, we announced broader measures, and if we have to intervene more we will.