Governing a National Public Safety Broadband Network: Confirm your consultation spot today
May 14, 2012

Senior Canadian and U.S. Government Leaders Underline Critical Importance of Pending Consultation

Join Gina Wilson [bio], Assistant Deputy Minister – Emergency Management and Regional Operations, Public Safety Canada and Gina Harrison [bio], Esq., National Telecommunications and Information Administration as they provide keynote addresses regarding the critical importance of creating a national strategy for the implementation of a national broadband public safety network.

Interested private and public safety executives are invited to register now for a three-day Forum being held between May 22-24 in Ottawa to provide input and feedback on a proposed governance and business model, the planned development of the architecture of the nation-wide public safety mobile broadband network, and basic charter of incorporation for a not-for-profit organization to manage the 700 MHz spectrum dedicated to Canada’s public safety communities use. 

Organized in collaboration with Public Safety Canada, Defence Research and Development Canada /Centre for Security Science, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, the Forum will allow participants an opportunity to share in group and private discussions with the drafters of the Charter for the newly proposed national entity to own the spectrum and set standards for the creation of an interoperable, national public safety broadband network.

The Forum is almost full and only a few places remain. With the exclusive period for Canadian private sector registrations now passed, all remaining spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register now at:

Pre-Forum Webinar
A webinar will be held on May 16th at 2:00 p.m. EST to discuss the Forum objectives, approach, and anticipated outcomes.

Join the following speakers as they outline the plans for this critical three-day consultation:

Bernard St. Laurent, Project Manager - 700 MHz Broadband Project, Public Safety Canada Interoperability Development Office
Jack Pagotto, Head, Emergency Mgmt Systems & Interoperability, Surveillance/Intel, E-security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Centre for Security Science
David Farnes, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
Kevin Wennekes, Vice President – Research, Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance

To participate, simply complete the Forum's online registration form by May 18th.

For those interested in participating in the webinar only, please register your interest at