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Our File No.: 8670-B2-02/01

Ottawa, 7 June 2004 


Infolink Communications Ltd.
c/o Mr. Lorne Abugov
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
Suite 1500, 50 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, ON   K1P 6L2


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

Re:    Infolink Communications Ltd. v. Bell Canada - Infolink Voicecasting Service 

Further to the application made by Infolink Communications Ltd. (the Applicant) to the Commission dated 17 September 2001 in the above-noted matter, this letter shall serve to advise the Applicant and Bell Canada (the Respondent) 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 Respondent 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 Respondent 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 Respondent 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: 2004-06-07

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