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Ottawa, 16 August 2001
Our file: 8665-C12-13/01
To: Interested Parties to Public Notice 2001-34
Re: Modification to procedure for Public Notice 2001-34 CRTC seeks public input on telemarketing rules - Requests for further responses to interrogatories, and supplementary Commission interrogatories
This letter modifies the procedure in the above-noted proceeding, deals with requests for further responses to interrogatories which were answered by the Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance (CAFII), Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), and AT&T Canada Corp. (AT&T), and includes supplementary Commission interrogatories related to the proceeding.
1. Requests for Further Responses
Requests were filed by Aliant Telecom Inc., Bell Canada, MTS Communications Inc., Northwestel Inc. and Saskatchewan Telecommunications (collectively, the Companies) and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (ARC/PIAC).
Responses to these requests were filed by CAFII, CMA, and AT&T.
This letter reflects the Commission's objective of ensuring that all parties have the benefit of the maximum amount of information placed on the public record at the earliest appropriate stage, in order to facilitate a more efficient and effective proceeding.
With regard to requests for further responses, the requirements of subsection 18(2) of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure apply. The general principles enunciated by the Commission in past proceedings include the following considerations:
The major consideration is the relevance of the information requested to the matter at issue.
The availability of the information requested is also a factor, which is balanced against the relevance of the information. If the provision of the information sought would require an effort disproportionate to the probative value of the information itself, further responses will not be required.
Another factor considered is the extent to which an interrogatory answer is responsive to the interrogatory as it was originally asked. Generally, parties are not required to provide further responses to requests for further information from a party that did not ask the original interrogatory.
Having regard to all of the above considerations, no further responses to the interrogatory responses are required.
2. Supplementary Commission Interrogatories
In light of the response to interrogatory AT&T(The Companies)14 May 01-1, the Commission considers it appropriate to ask a supplementary interrogatory to AT&T. This supplementary interrogatory is attached.
The Commission also considers it appropriate to ask a supplementary interrogatory to PIAC in light of its submission dated 8 August 2001. That supplementary interrogatory is also attached.
Responses to both supplementary interrogatories must be filed and served on all interested parties by 21 August 2001. Parties are reminded that documents must be received, and not merely sent, by the date indicated.
3. Modification to Procedure
In light of submissions on the public record dealing with a National Do Not Call List and the 7 July 2001 comment filed by Mr. Gary Zone (available in full on the Commission's website) proposing that:
the Commission considers it appropriate to ask supplementary interrogatories on these issues. Accordingly, the procedure set out in CRTC Public Notice 2001-34 is modified as set out below:
cc: Christine Dimsdale - CRTC - (819) 953-5810
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AT&T(CRTC) 16 Aug01 - 1001 PN 01-34
1001. Further to response to interrogatory AT&T (The Companies) 14May01-1 PN 01-34, provide additional information as requested below.
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PIAC(CRTC)16 Aug01 - 101 PN 01-34
101. Provide a complete copy of the survey report referred to in PIAC's submission dated 8 August 2001.
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