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Ottawa, 30 July 2014


File numbers: 8662-G4-201406041 and 8665-T170-201406835

Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President – Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Floor 8, 215 Slater St.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 0A6

Mr. Jean-François Léger
Counsel for CAC-PIAC
One Nicholas Street, Suite 1204
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 7B7

Re: Application to Review and Vary Compliance and Enforcement Regulatory Policy CRTC 2014-155 from the Gouvernement du Québec and Application from Total Credit Recovery Limited for Relief in Respect of Part IV of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules regarding Automated Dialing and Announcing Devices ("ADADs")

Dear Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Léger:

The Commission is in receipt of letters dated 23 July 2014 from TELUS and 24 July 2014 from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre as counsel for itself and the Consumers Association of Canada (collectively CAC-PIAC) in connection with two separate Part I applications filed by the Gouvernement du Québec and by Total Credit Recovery Limited.

TELUS submitted that the two applications request the review of similar issues with regard to the Commission’s Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules relating to the use of an ADAD and requested that the Commission merge the two applications and that any future applications that may be received on this subject matter be considered in one proceeding.

CAC-PIAC requested that the Commission issue directions on procedure which would enable interested parties to submit their comments regarding these applications concurrently. CAC-PIAC also proposed that the Commission extend the deadline for filing comments in relation to the Gouvernement du Québec’s application so that submissions regarding both applications could be filed on 20 August 2014.

Commission staff is of the view that it is  not necessary  at this time to alter the procedure set out in the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.  Accordingly, comments from interested parties in relation to the Gouvernement du Québec’s application are due 1 August 2014 and comments in relation to the application by Total Credit Recovery Limited are due 20 August 2014.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public records of these proceedings.


Manon Bombardier
Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer

André Labrie
Barbara Miller
Leslie Milton

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