Edited: 1.1, August 6, 2019
I was looking for topics that could possibly relate to 5G, but I was also concerned with other issues.
I don’t know if we can still submit briefs for other topics and committees, but the recent trade agreement is one of the topics Parliament is currently asking the public to submit committee briefs about:
. . .The following committees are currently seeking input on the studies listed below. . . .
CIIT Standing Committee on International Trade
Bill C-100, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States
The following page shows you how to submit a brief on this bill. There are 10 briefs listed (at the time of posting):
The Standing Committee on International Trade is inviting Canadians (organizations and individuals) to submit their thoughts, analysis and recommendation on Bill C-100, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States. Written submissions should not exceed 2,500 words (all included – title, footnote, references, etc.). Briefs will be translated by the House of Commons, distributed to the Committee’s Members and posted on the Committee’s website.
Text of the Bill (First Reading)
This bill implements the new agreement. I notice it affects the Broadcasting Act (among many other acts).
Text of the Trade Agreement:
Agreement between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada 05/30/19 Text
Signed November 30, 2018
It has many sections. I took a brief glance at these three:
I think the third one looks very relevant to 5G, cellular frequencies and the Internet of Things (search “spectrum”, “frequency” and “standard”). I haven’t had time to study this. Possibly someone might notice points that they want to make about the implementation of this agreement (via Bill C-100) – either on this topic or on other topics. I am just trying to open up investigation so that people can come up with challenges. I have other objections to trade agreements like this, such as the reduction in sovereignty and democracy.
The other committee topic is the budget.
https://ustr.gov/usmca: United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)