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Letter

Ottawa, 10 August 2006

BY E-MAIL

Our File No.: 8622-T66-200606519

APPLICANT

Ms. Sylvie Courtemanche
Director, Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Québec
TELUS Communications Company
9 Jules-A-Brillant, R0901
Rimouski, Québec
G5L 7E4

sylvie.courtemanche@telus.com
regulatory.affairs@telus.com

RESPONDENT

Mr. Michel Gilbert
Director General - Regulatory Affairs
Télébec, société en commandite
7151 Jean-Talon East
Anjou, Québec
H1M 3N8

reglementa@telebec.com

Re:   Part VII application by TELUS Communications Company regarding a billing dispute for transport charges for 800 services and for Carrier Access Tariff rates

Further to the application by TELUS Communications Inc. (the Applicant) to the Commission dated 23 May 2006 in the above-noted matter, this letter shall serve to advise the Applicant and Télébec, société en commandite (the Respondent), that the Commission has decided to adjudicate this matter pursuant to Part VII of the CRTC   Telecommunications Rules of Procedure 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 29 September 2006 .    

No later than 28 August 2006, the Applicant and the Respondent shall each file with the Commission and serve on each other, a document consisting of a concise argument stating all the facts, Commission requirements and regulatory decisions and, if applicable, decisions of the Courts relied upon in supporting their respective positions. The parties are also requested to include in the document a concise statement of the relief sought. This document shall be no longer than 10 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.

Please note that to the extent possible all documents should be filed with the Commission using the Procedure electronic form specifying the Commission file number indicated on this letter. Parties can access the electronic form on the Commission's website ( www.crtc.gc.ca.

Where a party designates information filed with the Commission as confidential, it must provide the reasons for its claim for confidentiality at the time it files the information with the Commission. However, to the extent possible, and following the practice already adopted by the Applicant in this case, parties are encouraged to provide to the other party to this proceeding a complete copy of materials that are filed. In the case of a confidential filing, if it chooses to do so, the other party (the requesting party) has two days to make representations to the Commission, clearly stating why it considers that the disclosure of the information filed in confidence is in the public interest, serving a copy on the party claiming confidentiality. The party claiming confidentiality will have two days to file a reply, serving a copy on the requesting party.

The hearing will be held on 29 September 2006, in Salon Réal Therrien on the 7 th  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, 10 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 26 September 2006 and are required to provide to Ms. Madeleine Bisson, at madeleine.bisson@crtc.gc.ca , and serve on each other, at least 10 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. Peter McCallum at (819) 953-2197, or at peter.mccallum@crtc.gc.ca , 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,

Lynne Fancy
Director - Competition Implementation and Technology
Telecommunications

Date Modified: 2006-08-10
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