Mr. Guy Saint-Julien (Abitibi):
Madam Speaker, recently, Bell Canada appeared before the CRTC and maintained that to prevent any deterioration in its financial situation, it would have to increase residential and commercial rates by, respectively, 40 and 25 per cent.
I do not agree that Bell Canada should be allowed to raise its rates at the present time. The general public does not agree either. It feels Bell Canada's profits are adequate and there is no justification for this rate increase.
Bell Canada has no right-and I stress the word "right"-to increase its rates at this time.
Subtopic: BELL CANADA