OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Telesat, Canada's premiere satellite
operator, would like to express its appreciation to Finance Minister
James Flaherty and the Canadian Government for its invitation to
participate in today's pre-budget consultation roundtable that focused
on the continued implementation of Canada's Economic Action Plan and on
addressing long-term economic challenges. The four hour session
involved participants across all regions of the country drawn from
business, academia and key stakeholder organizations.
"Telesat applauds and fully supports discussions like today's that
reflect the strong commitment of the federal government to work closely
with industry and other key groups to find the best collective path
forward to meet Canada's economic needs," said Dan Goldberg, President
and CEO of Telesat. "Telesat greatly appreciates the opportunity to be
involved in this pre-budget consultation and looks forward to working
with Minister Flaherty and other leaders in the public and private
sectors to forge policies and programs that will support the
competitiveness of Canadian industry and benefit all Canadians."
About Telesat (www.telesat.com)
Telesat is a leading global fixed satellite services operator providing
reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions
worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the
world, the company's state-of-the-art fleet consists of 13 satellites
and the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1, plus one satellite awaiting
launch. Telesat also manages the operations of additional satellites
for third parties. Privately held, Telesat's principal shareholders are
Canada's Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space &
Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).
SOURCE: Telesat Canada
For further information:
Gerry Nagler, Telesat +1 908 470-4907 (firstname.lastname@example.org)