Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Rogers and TELUS

Ottawa, 4 April 2017


David Watt
Senior Vice-President – Regulatory
Corporate Affairs

Eric Edora
Director, Regulatory Affairs


Re:  Application to Review and Vary Telecom Order CRTC 2017-25 (File # 8662-C88-201701227 )

In Telecom Order CRTC 2017-25 (Order 2017-25), the Commission directed that the award of costs in the amount $2735.23 be paid forthwith by TELUS ($1,422.32) and Rogers ($1,312.91). This amount represented 50% of CNIB’s total costs and was the portion related to its telecommunications submissions. In the above noted review and vary application, CNIB informed the Commission that the Broadcasting Participation Fund had awarded it its full costs less $58.22 related to its HST rebate (i.e. $5,541.25) and suggested that the full amount awarded by the Commission be paid to the Broadcasting Participation Fund.

Commission staff considers that, in the unique circumstances of this case, it would be both efficient and consistent with the Commission’s determination for TELUS and Rogers to pay the award of costs set out in Order 2017-25 directly to the Broadcasting Participation Fund on behalf of the CNIB.


For inquiries with respect to how to effect payment to the Broadcasting Participation Fund, I would recommend contacting its Cost Officer at the following:

Andre Auger, CPA, CGA, CFE
Government Services Advisor
Welch LLP - Chartered Professional Accountants
123 Slater St. 3rd floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5H2
T: 613-236-9191 ext: 194, F: 613-236-8258 |

Upon receipt of confirmation from TELUS and Rogers that such payments will be made, Commission staff will consider the above noted Review and Vary application closed.

Thank you,


original signed by

Crystal Hulley
Legal Counsel/Conseillère juridique
Tel: (819) 956-2095 |  | Fax (819) 953-0589

Cc: Lui Greco, National Manager of Advocacy, CNIB (

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