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File Number: 8663-C12-200600066

Ottawa, 12 May 2006

By E-mail

Mr. Scott Roberts
Assistant Vice-President, Carrier and Regulatory Affairs
Northwestel Inc.
P.O. Box 2727
Whitehorse , YT
Y1A 4Y4


To: Distribution List - Interested Parties,
Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-1

Re:   Review of regulatory framework for Northwestel Inc , Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-1 - Information required regarding the oral hearing

In order to assist in organizing and preparing for the oral hearing phase of the proceeding initiated by Review of regulatory framework for Northwestel Inc. , Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-1, 17 January 2006 (Public Notice 2006-1), the information listed below is required. The information should be received, not merely sent, by the dates specified. It is expected that the Commission will issue a decision on the organization and conduct of the oral hearing in June.

Intention to appear

Parties are to indicate, by 31 May 2006 , whether they intend to appear at the oral hearing. [C1]   In addition, parties are to address the following:

(i)     Opening statements

Parties are to indicate whether they would like an opportunity to present oral opening statements in addition to providing written opening statements.

(ii)    Oral final argument

In Public Notice 2006-1, the Commission stated that in addition to, or instead of, presenting oral final argument, Northwestel and interested parties may file written final argument with the Commission with a copy served on Northwestel and interested parties by the later of 21 July 2006 , or the end of the oral hearing.   Consequently, parties are to state whether they intend to present oral final argument.

Information relating to witnesses

Parties who have filed (or are filing) evidence and who intend to call witnesses should provide a list of the witnesses they intend to call, indicating:

(i)    the subject matter of each witness' testimony;
(ii)   the evidence and interrogatory responses for which each witness is responsible;
(iii)  the order in which it is proposed that the witnesses will be presented; and

whether they would appear individually or in a panel, and if in a panel, the composition of the panel and the subject matter of the panel's testimony.  

This information should be filed, with a copy served on all interested parties by 5 June 2006 .   An exception is information regarding the witnesses responsible for the interrogatory responses due on 27 June 2006; that information should be filed and served along with those responses.

Intention to cross-examine

Parties who intend to cross-examine one or more witnesses at the hearing should so advise the Commission by 9 June 2006 specifying, where possible, which witnesses (or subject-areas) they wish to have available for cross-examination.   It will be assumed that those who do not so advise do not intend to cross-examine witnesses .

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by:

John Macri
Director, Financial and Regulatory Matters

c.c.:    C. Bailey, CRTC (819) 997-4557
           L. Bennett, CRTC (819) 953-0634
           P. McCallum, CRTC (819) 953-2197

Date Modified: 2006-05-12
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