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Ottawa, 27 June 2014

Our Reference: 8622-B92-201316646


Mr. Geoff White
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
One Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ontario  K1N 7B7

RE: Application for costs award with respect to the participation of PIAC in the proceeding initiated by the application of Benjamin Klass requesting the fair treatment of Internet services by Bell Mobility and the applications by CAC-COSCO-PIAC regarding Rogers’ Anyplace TV service and Videotron’s Service

Dear Sir:

On 12 June 2014, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) applied for costs on its own behalf and on behalf of the Consumers’ Association of Canada (CAC) and the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (COSCO) with respect to its participation in the above-noted proceeding. 

The purpose of this letter is to request additional information relating to PIAC’s application for costs in the proceeding. Commission staff, in a letter dated 31 January 2014, noted that this proceeding would be conducted pursuant to both the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act.  Commission staff notes that the Commission may only award costs in respect of that portion of the proceeding that concerns telecommunications matters. Commission staff thus requests that PIAC provide submissions detailing how its participation in the proceeding, and that of CAC and COSCO, was divided between telecommunications and broadcasting matters, including a break-down of the number of hours spent by PIAC legal counsel and articling students on each.    

The requested information is to be filed with the Commission by 27 July 2014.  A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Yours Sincerely,

original signed by

Adam Balkovec,
Legal Counsel

cc: Dennis Béland, Quebecor,
Bell Canada,

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