ARCHIVED - Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Various Parties interested in the Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-76 (NoC 2014-76)
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Ottawa, 29 August 2014
Our reference: 8620-C12-201401489
RE: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-76 (NoC 2014-76)Footnote 1 – Organization and conduct of the public hearing
The Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing in connection with the above-noted proceeding commencing on Monday, 29 September 2014 at Conference Center, Portage IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec.
The purpose of this letter is to provide parties with information on the organization and conduct of the public hearing.
The hearing will begin on 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 29 September 2014 in Gatineau, Quebec. The hearing is expected to last one week.
The order and estimated date of appearance of parties who advised the Commission of their intention to appear are set out in the Schedule to this letter. The Commission will not amend the order of appearance, barring exceptional circumstances.
Please note that the order of appearance of the public hearing will be available on the Commission’s website at the following link, http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/lt140829.htm and will be updated, if necessary, prior to the hearing.
All other persons interested in the proceeding and members of the public are invited to attend as audience members.Participants are responsible for monitoring the progress of the hearing so that they are aware of any Commission directives and are ready to make their presentation on the day scheduled, or if necessary, the day before or after their scheduled date of appearance, depending on the progress of the hearing. Please be advised that an audio link will be available throughout the hearing on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca.
The Commission has made arrangements to provide stenography services for the hearing. Those parties who wish to obtain a transcript on the same-day or other services are to contact Steno Tran as soon as possible prior to the hearing to make arrangements. The person requesting the service is responsible for the transaction and payment of such services. Bill Curley from Steno Tran may be contacted at 613-521-0703 extension 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The transcripts will be posted daily on the Commission’s website.
Presentations by Parties
Each party will have 20 minutes to make their presentation at the public hearing. Presentations will be followed by questioning from members of the Commission panel.
The Commission must be advised in advance of any audio-visual presentation (the duration of which must be included in participants’ allocated presentation time), since those participants will be required to make arrangements to rent technical equipment if necessary. Participants who wish to employ an audio-visual aid are to contact Lynda Roy, Hearing Secretary by e-mail at email@example.com (tel: 819-953-4009) by no later than 22 September 2014. To facilitate the interpretation of these audio-visual presentations, the Commission requests that participants provide, prior to their presentations, a transcript (2 copies) for the interpreters at the hearing. Please note that this transcript will not be added to the public record as it is solely for the use of the interpreters.
Responsibility of the participants
Parties are required to bring with them all relevant documentation and knowledgeable personnel, including the authors of any reports filed by the party and any relevant experts. An adverse inference may be drawn from the failure of a party to do so.
For ease of translation and transcription, and to assist the Commission panel members and Commission staff, participants are requested to bring 40 copies of their prepared remarks, any charts, tables, or graphics which participants intend to use during their presentation, as well as the seating plan of their presentation panel (view from the Commission panel).
The Commission would appreciate if participants would provide an electronic version of their prepared remarks to the Hearing Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the stenographer prior to their oral presentation.
Notification of attendance and further inquiries
In order to assist the Commission, each participant must file the following via GC Key, providing a copy to Lynda Roy, Hearing Secretary, via e-mail at email@example.com, by 5 September 2014:
- Confirmation that the party still wishes to appear at the hearing, and, if so, whether in Gatineau or by videoconference from a CRTC regional office (see list below);
- The name, cellphone number, and email address of the participant (or the participant’s representative) to be used to contact the participant immediately preceding and during the hearing, if necessary, to obtain information or to inform them of matters relating to the hearing;
- The names and titles of any representatives who will appear on behalf of the participant at the hearing and a seating plan of your presentation panel (view from the CRTC panel);
- The language in which you intend to make your presentation
- The number of additional people associated with the participant who will be attending the hearing (for planning purposes); and,
- Requests for accommodation at the hearing for people with disabilities.
Please note that this information will not be posted on the Commission’s website.
Parties’ undertakings must be filed by 9 October 2014 unless otherwise determined by the Panel at the time the undertaking is made. Undertakings will not be confirmed on the record at the end of the presentation. Any party who wishes to confirm the content of its undertakings may speak with Commission Legal Counsel.
Copies of documents filed
Participants are reminded that, in accordance with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, only the evidence in support of statements already on the record is admissible at the public hearing. Should a party intend to bring forward new evidence, including proposed exhibits or attachments to the oral presentation, they must notify the Hearing Secretary of their intention in advance of their oral presentation and must request permission to do so from the Commission prior to the beginning of their oral presentation.
With respect to any documents filed at the public hearing (such as opening remarks, exhibits, proposed exhibits, responses to undertakings), 40 copies must be provided to the Hearing Secretary for the Commission’s use.
Organization of the Hearing Room
Parties are advised that separate tables for each party will not be provided in the hearing room. Parties who wish to follow the hearing in person may sit in the audience or in the public examination room.
Post-public hearing written submissions
Parties are reminded that they may file final written submissions on any matter within the scope of this proceeding following the oral hearing. Due to an electrical power shutdown to allow Public Works and Government Services Canada to perform maintenance and
testing, the Commission’s website will not be accessible after 4:00 p.m. on Friday,
17 October 2014. Parties are advised that the deadline for filing final submission will be extended to Monday, 20 October 2014. Final submissions, including an executive summary, are not to exceed 25 pages.
Original signed by:
CRTC Regional Offices:
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
505, De Maisonneuve Blvd. West,
55 St. Clair Avenue East,
360 Main Street,
403-1975 Scarth Street
220-4 Avenue Southeast,
Vancouver, British Columbia
858 Beatty Street,
Commissioner of Competition,Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cogeco Cable Inc., email@example.com
Orange Horizons, firstname.lastname@example.org
Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (WIND), email@example.com
Sophy Lambert-Racine, Union des Consommateurs,
Bragg Communications Incorporated (EastLink), firstname.lastname@example.org
TELUS Communications Company, email@example.com
Benjamin Klass, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynx Mobility Inc., email@example.com
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Rogers Communications Partnership, email@example.com
Mobilexchange Ltd., firstname.lastname@example.org
Raven Wireless, email@example.com
Tucows Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc., email@example.com
Aalborg University, firstname.lastname@example.org
MTS Inc., email@example.com
Saskatchewan Telecommunications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Primal Technologies Inc., email@example.com
Bell Mobility Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean-François Léger, PIAC, email@example.com
Videotron G.P., firstname.lastname@example.org
Vaxination Informatique, email@example.com
Schedule: Order of Appearance
*Note: The dates of appearance are estimates only, based on projected sitting times.
Monday, 29 September 2014
- The Competition Bureau
- Cogeco Cable Inc.
- Orange Horizons
- Globalive Wireless Management Corp.
- Union des consommateurs
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
- Bragg Communications Inc.
- TELUS Communications Company
- David Ellis and Benjamin Klass
- Lynx Mobility Inc.
- Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
- Rogers Communications
- Mobilexchange Ltd.
- Raven Wireless
- Tucows Inc.
- Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc.
- Aalborg University
Thursday, 2 October 2014
- MTS, Saskatchewan Telecommunications and TBayTel
- Primal Technologies
- Bell Mobility
- Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Friday, 3 October 2014
- Quebecor Media Inc.
- Vaxination Informatique
- Footnote 1
Review of wholesale mobile wireless services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-76, 20 February 2014, as amended by Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-76-1, 25 April 2014.
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