Our File No.: 8622-B7-200300294
Ottawa, 17 May 2004
Mr. Hans Nilsson
Bruce Municipal Telephone System
R.R. #3, Box 80
Tiverton, ON N0G 2T0
Mr. Brian Armstrong
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
177 Tie Road, Building B06
P.O. Box 3000
Tiverton, ON N0G 2T0
Mr. John Rattray
Ontario Power Generation
700 University Avenue, 18th floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1X6
Re: Part VII Application against Bruce Power - Local exchange service in an Independent Telephone company's serving territory
Further to Bruce Municipal Telephone System's (the Applicant) application to the Commission dated 7 January 2003 in the above-noted matter, this letter shall serve to advise the Applicant and Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation (collectively, the Respondents) that the Commission has decided to adjudicate this matter on an expedited basis, in accordance with the expedited process established in Expedited procedure for resolving competitive issues, Telecom Circular CRTC 2004-2, dated 10 February 2004.
Consequently, this matter will be referred to a Panel of three Commissioners and the proceeding will include an oral hearing on 28 June 2004. The Commission will consider the written submission from Bell Canada which forms part of the record of this proceeding.
No later than 31 May 2004, the Applicant and the Respondents, collectively, shall each file with the Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org, and serve on each other, a document consisting of a concise argument stating all the facts and Commission requirements and regulatory decisions relied upon in supporting their respective positions, as well as, in the case of the Applicant, a concise statement of the relief sought. This document shall be no longer than ten pages in length. The parties shall file, as an attachment, a copy of all written material upon which they rely, except material already filed on this record, Commission determinations, tariffs, tariff filings and any other similar documentation usually before the Commission in the normal course of business. Confidential information may be filed using the secure service "E-Pass". A copy of the submission should also be forwarded to Paul Godin, at email@example.com.
The hearing will be held on 28 June 2004, in Salon Réal Therrien on the 7th floor of the Central Building, Terrasses de la Chaudière, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec.
At the beginning of the hearing, the Applicant and the Respondents, collectively, will be accorded the opportunity to briefly address the Panel, ten minutes maximum. The parties will then be questioned by the Commission and each other. The Applicant and the Respondents, collectively, will be accorded the opportunity to briefly address the panel at the conclusion of the hearing.
The parties are required to bring with them all relevant documentation and knowledgeable personnel. An adverse inference may be drawn, if appropriate, from the failure of a party to bring all relevant documentation and knowledgeable personnel to the oral hearing.
The parties will be provided with an agenda for the hearing by 23 May 2004 and are required to provide to Ms. Marielle Giroux-Girard, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and serve on each other, at least ten days prior to the panel hearing, the name(s) of the person(s) who will be attending the hearing and their area of expertise.
Parties may contact Mr. Stephen Millington at (819) 953-0632, or at email@example.com, if they require additional information regarding the hearing.
Verbatim transcripts of the hearing will be kept and posted on the Commission's web site.
Where a document is to be filed or served by a specific date, the document must be actually received, and not merely sent, by that date.
Director - Competition and Technology
cc: Mr. David Palmer, Bell Canada
Date modified: 2004-05-17