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Ottawa, 9 July 2010


(see Distribution List)

Re:      Obligation to serve and other matters, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-43 – Response to interrogatory PIAC(TELUS)20May10-3

This letter addresses the procedure to be followed by parties with respect to the above-noted interrogatory response.

In response to interrogatory PIAC(TELUS)20May10-3, filed on 15 June 2010, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) on behalf of the Consumer Groups stated that they were preparing a legal opinion which would be provided to all parties at the earliest opportunity.

By letter dated 22 June 2010, TELUS Communications Company (TCC) stated that they did not object to a slight delay in the filing of such a legal opinion in response to its interrogatory.  However, TCC submitted that all parties must have a reasonable amount of time to analyze the opinion and prepare any consequential interrogatories.

By letter dated 23 June 2010, PIAC stated that they would provide the requested legal opinion to the parties to the Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-43 proceeding on 20 July 2010.  PIAC suggested parties that be permitted to address interrogatories on the PIAC’s legal opinion by 3 August 2010, with responses to these interrogatories due by 10 August 2010.

Commission staff considers that the proposed procedural dates above with respect to the response to interrogatory PIAC(TELUS)20May10-3 are appropriate.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by:

John Macri
Telecommunications Policy

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In interrogatory PIAC(TELUS)20May10-3, PIAC was requested to provide all references to Canadian common law cases that conclude that telecommunications service providers are common carriers.

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