Archived—Letter to Telesat Canada

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June 15, 2007

Mr. Daniel S. Goldberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telesat Canada
1601 Telesat Court
Gloucester, Ontario K1B 5P4

Dear Mr. Goldberg:

I am pleased to advise you that the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry has selected Telesat Canada (Telesat) as a successful applicant, pursuant to Industry Canada's Call for Applications to License Satellite Orbital Positions, for the development and operation of several satellites. A copy of the announcement indicating the results is enclosed.

I understand that my staff are making arrangements with Telesat for a meeting in the coming days to debrief Telesat on its applications, to finalize the conditions related to each licence being awarded, and to address the next steps in this licensing process.

In accordance with the Call for Applications, Telesat must submit information demonstrating compliance with Canadian ownership and control requirements within 60 days of being notified. [Protected Information was removed.] Accordingly, this letter serves as notification that Telesat must now provide the Department with the additional information listed in the attachment within 60 days. The Department will then review and assess, in an expeditious manner, the documentation to identify any missing information and issues related to compliance.

Please accept my warmest congratulations. I look forward to the implementation of your service offerings in the coming years and the contributions your satellite will make toward connecting Canadians.

Yours sincerely,



Michael D. Connolly
A/Director General
Radiocommunications and
Broadcasting Regulatory Branch

Attachment: List of Additional Information for Telesat Ownership and Control Review.
(Not Published)