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Telecom Order CRTC 2008-33
| || Ottawa, 4 February 2008 |
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Ex parte application
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Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership
| || Reference: Tariff Notices 280 and 280A (Aliant Telecom) |
| The Commission approves on an interim basis, effective 4 February 2008, the ex parte application1 by Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership dated 16 January 2008 and amended 24 January 2008. |
| In order that the application may be available for public examination, consistent with the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure, the company is directed to file with the Commission, within two business days of the date of this Order, an electronic version of the application2 for the Commission website. Among other things, Telecom Circular CRTC 2005-9 allows interveners to comment, within 25 days, on tariff applications that have been placed on the public record. |
| || Secretary General |
| || This document is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: www.crtc.gc.ca |
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1 An ex parte application is an application that has been filed with the Commission without notice to the public and, as such, is not placed on the public record when initially filed. An ex parte decision is one in which the Commission disposes of an application solely on the basis of the applicant's submissions. Subsection 61(3) of the Telecommunications Act allows the Commission to make an ex parte decision where it considers that the circumstances of the case justify it. In Review of regulatory framework, Telecom Decision CRTC 94-19, 16 September 1994, the Commission set out several considerations to be balanced in any determination to permit ex parte tariff filings, including the public interest in the effective operation of the competitive marketplace and the public interest in an open regulatory process.
2 Finalization of a streamlined process for retail tariff filings, Telecom Circular CRTC 2005-9, 1 November 2005.
Date Modified: 2008-02-04