As Parliament gets set to return after the holiday break, the Conservative Party of Canada met this week to discuss what some of its key priorities might be heading into the winter session. The environment and Canada's presence in Afghanistan are at the top of the list, but the telecommunications file apparently had a little bit of the spotlight as well.With telecom grabbing a significant share of the headlines last year, it should come as no surprise that the telecom file was discussed during the meetings. At this point, it's unclear if Minister of Industry Maxime Bernier stuck to his wireline telecommunications regulatory reform agenda or whether discussions switched to possible intervention in the wireless space. For months, speculation has circulated that the government would intervene to try to change the apparent comfortable three-player wireless oligopoly. Talk has really focused on the entry of a fourth national wireless operator. Report on Wireless isn't so sure that will happen. One thing that should have come up was the pending spectrum auction for so-called 3G bandwidth. The consultation paper was to have been released before the holiday break and it's not yet known why it wasn't. If the government believes that a more rivalrous spirit needs to be interjected into the Canadian wireless industry, this is a key instrument to do that. Parliament gets into action on January 29 and the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology will also kick off the new session with a discussion on the deregulation of telecommunications. With wireless playing such a critical part in the country's telecom industry, one has to wonder if wireless will be brought up.The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports.