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Reference:  8652-T42-01/01

Ottawa, 13 August 2001

By Telecopier

To: Attached Distribution List

Re: Economic parameters and tax rates filed with cost studies

In the proceeding concerning TELUS Tariff Notice 320, TELUS claimed confidentiality for certain information including economic parameters and tax rates used in the economic study. In response to an intervention, the company was to disclose economic parameters and tax rates on the public record.

The data elements, which were placed on the public record, are as follows:

  • Cost of Capital
  • Cost of Debt
  • Cost of Equity
  • Debt Ratio
  • Income Tax Rate
  • Large Corporation Tax Rate
  • Miscellaneous Capital Tax Rate
  • Miscellaneous Revenue Tax Rate
  • Variable Common Cost

Upon providing additional information on the public record, TELUS stated: "In ordering the disclosure of this information the Commission has determined that this information is not confidential. Accordingly, the Company is of the position that, in the interest of consistency and equitable treatment, the Commission should direct that all economic study provisions that accompany on-going tariff applications should disclose such financial parameters."

It is requested that any comments on TELUS' position be submitted by

14 September 2001.

Yours sincerely,

David Bell
Tariffs & Service Costing


cc: D. Mathura, TELUS
Fred Ranacher - CRTC (819) 997-3498

Distribution List

Ms. Lourdes Clancy
Manager, Regulatory Matters
Aliant Telecom Inc.
1 Brunswick Square
Box 1430
St. John, New Brunswick
E2L 4K2

Mr. David Palmer
Director - Regulatory Matters
Bell Canada
105 Hôtel-de-Ville, 6th Floor
Hull, Québec
J8X 4H7

Mr. Roy Bruckshaw
Director, Regulatory Affairs
MTS Communications Inc.
333 Main Street - MP19C
PO Box 6666
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3V6

Ms. Candice Molnar
General Manager
SaskTel-Regulatory Affairs
2121 Saskatchewan Drive
12th Floor
Regina, SK S4P 3Y2

M. Michel Gilbert
Directeur Corporatif - Réglementation
Télébec ltée
7151, rue Jean-Talon est,
Bureau 506
Anjou, QC H1M 3N8

M. Alain Carmichael
Directeur de secteur - Réglementation
Telus Communications (Québec) Inc
9, rue Jules-A.-Brillant
C.P. 903
Rimouski, QC G5L 7C9

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