ARCHIVED - Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Peggy Tabet (Québecor Média) and Kevin Goldstein (Bell Canada)

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Ottawa, 13 January 2015

Our reference:  2014-1320-3


Peggy Tabet
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Broadcasting
Québecor Média

Kevin Goldstein
Vice President - Legal and Regulatory  
Bell Canada

RE: Request by Bell for Final Offer Arbitration with Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of Videotron G.P., with respect to TVA Sports.

On 8 January 2015, Vidéotron requested that the Commission grant it a two week extension (22 January) to respond to the request for a final offer arbitration filed by Bell on 16 December 2014. On 12 January 2015, Bell responded to Videotron’s request for a delay stating that it was opposed to it, but would agree to an extension until 16 January.

Having taken into consideration Bell’s reservations with the requested extension, staff is prepared to extend the date for the response by Videotron until Tuesday 20 January 2015.

Within approximately 10 days of having received Videotron’s response, the Commission will issue a letter advising the parties whether it is accepting the request for final offer arbitration.

Please refer to the above noted file number in any future correspondence regarding this matter. If you have any questions, you may contact me at (613) 314-2513 or at


[original signed by]
Shirley Ann Farley
Senior Analyst

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