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Ottawa, 25 July 2014

File No. 8678-T66-201406075

By email

Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs TELUS Communications Company (TELUS)
215 Slater Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 0A6

Re: Part 1 Application - Deferral Account Proposal to Improve the Accessibility of Telecommunications Services for Persons with Disabilities

Dear Mr. Schmidt:

I am writing in regard to the above TELUS Communications Company’s (TELUS’s) deferral account application filed with the Commission on 30 June 2014 and in regard to a letter dated 15 July 2014 from the CNIB that requested the Commission to amend its procedures for this application to include an “interrogatory process.”

With this letter, I am notifying parties to this process that the normal comment and reply deadlines1 for this application will be suspended to allow Commission staff to further review TELUS’s application. Upon completion of this review, Commission staff will advise of the new deadlines for this process.

Yours Sincerely,


Nanao Kachi
Director, Social & Consumer Policy
Consumer Affairs and Strategic Policy


Distribution List:

Eric Edora; Canadian Association of the Deaf; Ontario College of Art and Design, Treviranus,;  ARCH;  Council of Canadians with Disabilities,; Council of Canadians with Disabilities,; Independent Living Canada,;  Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB),;;; Canadian Council of the Blind,; Ottawa Deaf Centre,; Ontario Association of the Deaf,; The Canadian Hearing Society,; Canadian Association for Community Living,; Centre québécois de la déficience auditive,; Public Interest Law Centre,; Disability and Information Technologies (Dis-IT),;; Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians/L'Alliance pour l'égalité des aveugles canadiens,;; Neil Squire; Society,;  Chris Stark,;; Clayton Zekelman, clayton@MNSi.Net; Beverley Milligan, Media Access Canada,; Confédération des organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec,;


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