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Ottawa, 27 May 2010
Bell Canada - Ex parte application
File number: Tariff Notice 7259
1. The Commission approves on an interim basis the ex parte application by Bell Canada, dated 17 May 2010, subject to the following condition.
2. Bell Canada is to advise the Commission of the outcome of the selection process as soon as possible and notify the Commission whether the customer has awarded the contract to Bell Canada. If Bell Canada is awarded the contract, it is directed to file with the Commission, within two business days of the date of the above notification, an electronic version of the application for the Commission website. Among other things, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-74 allows interveners to comment, within 25 days, on Group B tariff applications that have been placed on the public record.
 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.
 Regulatory policy - Approval mechanisms for retail and CLEC tariffs, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-74, 21 August 2008
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