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Ottawa, 4 February 2013 

Our reference: 8650-P8-201215913


Mr. John Lawford
Counsel for PIAC/CAC
ONE Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B7

Re:  Part 1 Application - Billing of calls placed from Bell Canada payphones which contravene the Telecommunications Act and are inconsistent with directives issued by the CRTC

On 1 February 2013, the Commission received a letter from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) on its own behalf and as counsel to Canada Without Poverty (CWP), collectively PIAC/CWP, requesting a one week extension to all stages of the above-noted process. In that letter, PIAC/CWP indicated they are active participants in the Commission's proceeding to establish a mandatory code for mobile wireless services and counsel will be highly engaged the week that reply is due in this proceeding.

Commission staff notes that Bell Canada, in a letter dated 1 February 2013, did not object to PIAC/CWP’s request.

Commission staff considers that PIAC/CWP’s request for an extension is reasonable in the circumstances. Accordingly, the date for the submission of the answer to the application or intervention is revised to 11 February 2013 and the date for the submission of the reply is revised to 21 February 2013.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Mario Bertrand
Director, Dispute Resolution and Decisions,

cc:   Mr. Philippe Gauvin, Bell Canada (

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