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Our File No.: 8665-P8-01/02

Ottawa, 7 June 2004


Mr. Michael Janigan
Executive Director/General Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa , ON   K1N 7B7


Mr. Edmund Burry
Manager - Regulatory Reporting
Aliant Telecom Inc.
Fort William Building , P.O. Box 2110
St. John's , NF , A1C 5H6

Mr. David Palmer
Director, Regulatory Matters
Bell Canada
105 Hôtel-de-Ville, 6 th floor
Gatineau , PQ   J8X 4H7

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

Ms. Candice Molnar
General Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Saskatchewan Telecommunications
2121 Saskatchewan Drive
Regina , SK   S4P 3Y2

Mr. Willie Grieve
Vice-President Government and Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Inc.
10020 100 Street, 31 st Floor
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 0N5

Re: Part VII application by PIAC regarding basic toll rate disclosure by ILECs

Further to the application made by PIAC (the Applicant) to the Commission dated 28 August 2002 in the above-noted matter, this letter shall serve to advise the Applicant and Aliant Telecom Inc., Bell Canada, MTS Communications Inc., Saskatchewan Telecommunications, TELUS Communications Inc. (collectively, the Respondents) that the Commission has decided to adjudicate this matter 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 16 July 2004.

No later than 28 June 2004, the Applicant and the Respondents, individually or jointly, shall each file with the Commission at, 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 .

The hearing will be held on 16 July 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 will be accorded the opportunity to briefly address the Panel, twenty minutes maximum for the Applicant, and ten minutes maximum for each of the Respondents. The parties will then be questioned by the Commission and each other. The Applicant and the Respondents 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 14 July 2004 and are required to provide to Ms. Marielle Giroux-Girard, at , 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 , 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.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Godin
Director - Competition and Technology

Date modified: 2004-06-10

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