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Telecom Order CRTC 2002-467

Ottawa, 20 December 2002

Northern Telephone Limited Partnership

Reference: Tariff Notice 184

Ex parte application


The Commission approves on an interim basis the ex parte application1 by Northern Telephone Limited Partnership, dated 12 December 2002.


In order that the application may be available for public examination consistent with the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure (the Rules), the company shall file with the Commission, within two business days of the date of this order, a hard copy of the application for the public examination room at the Commission's headquarters in Gatineau, and an electronic copy for the Commission's website. Among other things, the Rules allow interveners to comment, within 30 days, on tariff applications that have been placed on the public record.

Secretary General

1 An ex parte application, is an application that has been filed with the Commission without notice to the public and, as such, is not placed on the public record when initially filed. An ex parte decision is one in which the Commission disposes of an application solely on the basis of the applicant's submissions. Subsection 61(3) of the Telecommunications Act allows the Commission to make an ex parte decision where it considers that the circumstances of the case justify it. In Review of regulatory framework, Telecom Decision CRTC 94-19, 16 September 1994, the Commission set out several considerations to be balanced in any determination to permit ex parte tariff filings, including the public interest in the effective operation of the competitive marketplace and the public interest in an open regulatory process.

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