OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, today issued the following statement:

"In response to the Harper Government's concerns, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has re-examined the issue of usage-based billing (UBB). We will study the CRTC's decision carefully to ensure that it meets our objectives of encouraging competition and network investment and enabling consumer choice.

"Canadians have been very clear in expressing their concerns about earlier UBB decisions. ‪

"Let me be clear: our government's policy will always be to encourage competition, ensure consumer choice and minimize regulation."

Contact Information:

Richard Walker
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Christian Paradis
Minister of Industry
613-995-9001

Media Relations
Industry Canada
613-943-2502