Telecommunications committee
By-Law No. 10

WHEREAS The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is empowered by section 12 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Act, R.S.C. 1985,c.C-22, as amended, to establish special and standing committees of the members and to delegate powers, duties and functions of the members to such committees.

NOW THEREFORE Be it, and is hereby enacted, that:

(a) in this by-law, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277 , as amended from time to time, are referred to as “the Rules of Procedure";

(b) a Telecommunications Committee which shall consist of all members of the Commission is established as a standing committee of the Commission;

(c) the Telecommunications Committee is delegated the authority;

(i) to inquire into and dispose of applications that may be resolved within a regulatory framework already established by the Commission at the time of the application, that:

(1) are contemplated by Part 1 of the Rules of Procedure;

(2) relate to compliance with, or the interpretation, application, implementation or extension of, decisions of the Commission, tariffs, agreements or arrangements, or otherwise relate to the offering or provision of telecommunications services in a manner that is inconsistent with the Telecommunications Act; and

(3) do not seek to stay or to review or vary a Commission decision pursuant to section 62 of the Telecommunications Act;

(ii) to dispose of applications for the approval of new or amended tariff pages and applications for approval of agreements required to be filed pursuant to the Telecommunications Act;

(iii) to publish, or to give leave to publish, decisions and new or amended tariffs pursuant to section 65 of theTelecommunications Act;

(iv) to initiate proceedings and approve Notices of Consultation; 

(v) to dispose of all procedural matters to be dealt with by the Commission under the Rules of Procedure and to make all procedural determinations in relation to matters under the Telecommunications Actexcept those otherwise reserved to another standing committee or a panel named by the Chair;

(vi) to dispose of consumer complaints and applications that are contemplated by Part 2 of the Rules of Procedure and issue the interim ex parte order contemplated by subsection 51(2) of those Rules;

(vii) to appoint or direct any person to make an inquiry and report pursuant to subsection 70(1) of the Telecommunications Act;

(viii) to give the approvals or ratification contemplated by subsection 25(4) of the Telecommunications Act with regard to the charging of rates otherwise than in accordance with tariffs approved by the Commission;

(ix) to establish, modify or rescind periodic reporting requirements and requirements as to the information to be submitted with respect to tariff filings for new services, changes in rates for existing services and floor prices;

(x) to make determinations consistent with the application of guidelines and practices of the approved Phase II Manuals and associated cost studies for regulated services, provided that those determinations do not require an amendment to the Commission's decisions, orders and guidelines with respect to Phase II Manuals;

(xi) to dispose of applications and CRTC Interconnection Steering Committee (CISC) Reports filed pursuant to a Commission directive or consistent with Commission’s decisions;

(xii) to dispose of applications respecting whether a person is a "Canadian carrier", a telecommunications service provider, or is otherwise offering and providing telecommunications services in Canada under the Telecommunications Act;

(xiii) to determine any matter and make any order with respect to numbering resources used in the functioning of telecommunications networks;

(xiv) to dispose of all applications for the costs of and incidental to any proceeding before the Commission made pursuant to section 56 of theTelecommunications Act and sections 60 or 65 of theRules of Procedure except in cases where a panel has been appointed;                                                                                                               

(xv) to refer any matter to a meeting of a majority of the members of the Commission from time to time in office for disposition.

(d) A quorum for meetings of the Telecommunications Committee shall be any three members thereof and notice that such a meeting will be held shall be provided electronically at least two hours in advance;

(e) Any act or thing done by the Telecommunications Committee shall be deemed to be an act or thing done by the members; and,

(f) By-law no. 9 is hereby revoked.

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