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Telecom Costs Order

Ottawa, 14 November 1996
Telecom Costs Order CRTC 96-21
In re: Local Service Pricing Options - Telecom Public Notices CRTC 95-49 and 95-56.
Application for Costs by the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO).
Position of Parties
No party objected to an award of costs to MKO.
With the exception of TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI) (formerly AGT Limited), all parties who commented on MKO's application were of the view that any costs awarded should be allocated among the parties made respondents to costs in Telecom Costs Order CRTC 96-8, 29 May 1996 (Costs Order 96-8). TCI stated that costs should be allocated among all parties to the proceeding.
1. The application of MKO for an award of costs in respect of the above-noted proceeding is approved.
2. The Commission considers that MKO's application meets the requirements of section 56 of the Telecommunications Act and the criteria set out in subsection 44(1) of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure (the Rules) for an award of costs.
3. Costs awarded herein shall be paid to MKO by MTS NetCom Inc. (MTS). The Commission is of the view that MTS is the most appropriate respondent to MKO's costs as MKO's submissions and interrogatories dealt, almost exclusively, with affordability concerns unique to the MKO communities which are in MTS's serving territory.
4. Costs awarded herein shall be subject to taxation in accordance with the Rules.
5. Costs awarded herein shall be taxed by Geoff Batstone.
6. MKO shall, within 30 days of the issue of this order, submit a Bill of Costs and an Affidavit of Disbursements to the Taxing Officer, serving a copy on the respondents.
7. The respondents may, within two weeks of receipt of these documents, file comments with the Taxing Officer with respect to the costs claimed, serving a copy on MKO.
8. MKO may, within two weeks of receipt of any comments by the respondents, file a reply to the respondents' comments on the Taxing Officer, serving a copy thereof on the respondents.
9. All documents to be filed or served pursuant to this order must be actually received, and not merely mailed, on the dates indicated herein.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General
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