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Reference: 8665-C12-200601626

Ottawa, 7 April 2006

To: Parties to Proceeding to establish a national do not call list framework and to review the telemarketing rules, Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-4, 20 February 2006 (Public Notice 2006-4)

Dear Sir/Madam:

Re: Organization and conduct of the public consultation for Public Notice 2006-4

The purpose of this letter is to provide parties with information on the organization and conduct of the public consultation in connection with the above-noted proceeding.

Dates and location

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the Commission) will hold a public consultation on 2 to 5 May 2006, at the Conference Centre, Portage IV, Outaouais Room, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The Papineau Room will be made available for examination of the public record and reference material.

Sitting schedule

The intended duration for each of the four sitting days for this public consultation is 9:00 am to 18:00 pm. However, for 2 May only, the consultation will start at 9:30 am. On each sitting day, a 15-minute mid-morning and mid-afternoon break will be taken as well as a 90 minute break for lunch. Although we do not anticipate sitting into the evenings, it may be necessary to do so if the consultation falls behind schedule.

Order of appearance

The parties listed in Schedule A of this letter filed written submissions with the Commission and indicated that they wished to make an oral presentation at the consultation. All other parties to the proceeding and members of the public are invited to attend the consultation as audience members.

The order of appearance for the public consultation is set out in Schedule A to this letter.

Responsibilities of the parties

Parties are requested to note the following:

•  Unless otherwise stated, each party will be allotted a maximum of 10 minutes to summarize its position and to highlight its policy recommendations and supporting rationale (followed, as necessary, by Commission questions). As the number of participants is large, it is imperative that parties adhere to their allotted time in order to maintain the schedule;

•  Parties are responsible for monitoring the progress of the consultation so that they will be aware of any Commission rulings and ready to make their presentation at the appropriate time;

•  Prior to delivering their oral presentation, parties are requested to provide: (i) 25 copies of the text of their oral presentation to the Consultation Secretary for the Commission's use; and (ii) 1 copy of such text to each of the 24 other parties presenting at the consultation. Parties are advised that these copies are to be provided for convenience only and do not form part of the public record of this proceeding; and

•  Cross-examination by other parties and audio-visual presentations will not be permitted.

Closing statements

After all parties have made their presentations, parties wishing to make a closing statement will be allotted a maximum of 5 minutes to do so. It is expected that parties will respond to other arguments and or confine such closing statements to the salient points of their respective positions. The order for the making of the closing statements will be the reverse of the order set out in Schedule A of this letter. Parties may, but are not required to, provide copies of the text of their closing statements to the Consultation Secretary and other parties who presented at the consultation. Once again, such copies are to be provided for convenience only and do not form part of the public record of this proceeding.


The Commission has made arrangements with Mediacopy Inc. (Mediacopy) to provide stenography services for the public consultation. Parties who wish to obtain same day or other services from Mediacopy are to contact Mr. Bill Curley at least two weeks prior to the public consultation to make arrangements. Parties are responsible for the transaction and payment of such services. Mr. Curley may be contacted at (613) 521-0407 or bill. . The transcripts will be available on the Commission's website within a few days after the public consultation.

Notification of attendance and further inquiries

To ensure that the public consultation proceeds efficiently, parties listed in Schedule A of this letter are requested to submit by 17 April 2006 the following information to Madeleine Bisson via e-mail at

•  The names and titles of the representatives who will be presenting at the consultation on behalf of the party's organization;

•  The number of additional people from the party's organization who will be attending (for planning purposes);

•  Telephone number and email address where the party can be contacted immediately preceding and during the public consultation; and

•  Requests for accommodation at the consultation for people with disabilities.

Yours sincerely,

(Original signed by Diane Rhéaume)

Diane Rhéaume
Secretary General

Attachment - Schedule A

c.c. Parties to PN 2006-4
      G. Lylyk, CRTC, 819-953-0434
      S. Gardiner, CRTC, 819-997-4603
      K.A. Smith, CRTC, 819-997-4596
      K. Pickell, CRTC, 819-997-4580

Schedule A

Order of Appearance for Public Consultation on Proceeding to establish a national do not call list framework and to review the telemarketing rules


Association of Fundraising Professionals

Canadian Association of Direct Response Insurers

Canadian Association of Financial Institutions in Insurance

Canadian Bankers Association

Canadian Jewish Congress

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

Canadian Marketing Association

Canadian Newspaper Association

Consumer's Association of Canada (represented by PIAC)


Credit Union Central of Canada

Direct Marketing Association

Investment Dealers Association of Canada

Marketing Research & Intelligence Association (MRIA)

Mouvement des caisses Desjardins

Primerica Financial Services

RESP Dealers Association of Canada

Public Interest Law Center

Rogers Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

TD Meloche Monnex Inc.

The Companies on behalf of : Bell Canada, Aliant Telecom Inc., MTS Allstream, Northern Tel Ltd., Northwestel, Saskatchewan Telecommunications, Télébec, and TELUS

Union des consommateurs

Mark Obermeyer

Date Modified: 2006-04-07

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