Mr. J. Lawrence:
Under the present provisions of the National Transportation Act regarding Bell Canada as interpreted in the Interprovincial Pipe Line case in the Federal Court of Appeal, it was held that a parent company can be required to disclose information from all of its subsidiaries in a form required by the regulator. By virtue of this interpretation of the provision of the National Transportation Act, we think the present provision in clause 12, which in effect says that BCE will now be treated the same as Bell Canada would under those provisions, is going to be adequate without adding the word "affiliates" into the clause.
The Hon. Member for Mount Royal then went on to ask
another question which was answered as follows:
June 15, 1987
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: BELL CANADA ACT