This
Friday,
April
14,
2000,
John
Manley,
Minister
of
Industry
and
Minister
responsible
for
the
Canadian
Space
Agency
will
hold
a
news
conference
at
Telesat
Canada
to
announce
a
public/private
partnership
that
will
significantly
expand
access
to
multimedia
services
for
Canadians.

This
announcement
flows
from
a
Canadian
Space
Agency
call
for
proposals
in
which
Canadian
firms
were
asked
to
submit
bids
for
the
development,
deployment
and
operation
of
a
leading-edge
high-speed
multimedia
communications
satellite
payload.
The
project
promises
to
deliver
cheaper,
faster
and
more
effective
communications
services
to
Canadians
from
coast
to
coast.

  • WHAT Announcement of a public/private collaboration between the
    Canadian Space Agency, Telesat Canada and other partners.

  • WHO The Honourable John Manley, Minister of Industry and Minister
    responsible for the Canadian Space Agency.

  • WHEN April 14, 2000 at 9:00 am
  • WHERE Telesat Canada 1601 Telesat Court (Blair Road exit from the Queensway) Ottawa
Contact:

Canadian Space Agency

Caroline Lavallée

Senior Communications Officer Public Relations and Media

(450) 926-4370

(514) 943-6808 (Cellular)

email: caroline.lavallee@space.gc.ca

or

Telesat Canada

Daniel Tisch or Josh Cobden

Environics Communications

(416) 920-9000, ext. 260 or 275

(416) 993-8472 (Cellular)

www.telesat.ca