ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to William Sandiford (Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.)

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Ottawa, 21 May 2015

By email

Our file number: 2015-0379-8

William Sandiford
Chair of the Board and President
Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc.

Re: Part 1 Application by the Public Interest Advocacy Centre - Shomi compliance with the Telecommunications Act and the Digital media exemption order (“DMEO”)

Dear Sir,

We have received your letter dated 12 May 2015, in which you request that the intervention period for the above noted application be extended to 15 June 2015. You indicate that you only became aware of a Commission staff letter denying a request by Shaw Communications Inc. and Rogers Communications Partnership to return the application on 8 May 2015. As a result, you had insufficient time to prepare your intervention.

The application was posted on the CRTC website on 30 April 2015 and parties were given until 1 June 2015 (32 days) to provide interventions to the application. Parties should assume that the usual timelines apply unless otherwise indicated.

In order to process applications in the most efficient manner, it is important that the established processes and timeframes be maintained unless considerations of public interest or fairness indicate otherwise. In the current instance, no such public interest or fairness issue militates in favour of dispensing with the Rules.

Accordingly, the request for an extension is denied.


Original signed by

Donna Gill
Senior Manager
Distribution Regulatory Policy

c.c. PIAC (
Shaw Communications Inc. (
Rogers Communications Partnership (

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