ARCHIVED - Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to Stephen Schmidt (TELUS Communications Company)

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Ottawa, 2 February 2015


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

Re: Request for the Initiation of a Public Proceeding Concerning Compliance and Enforcement under the Telecommunications Act

Dear Mr. Schmidt:

This will acknowledge receipt of the request dated 26 January 2015 by TELUS Communications Company (TELUS), that the Commission initiate a public proceeding concerning compliance and enforcement under the Telecommunications Act.

You may be aware that on 16 December 2014, when Bill C-43, the Economic Action Plan Act, No. 2, received Royal Assent, the CRTC released a public statement. In that statement, the CRTC noted that some of the amendments adopted by Parliament grant new tools and responsibilities to the CRTC. The statement indicated that monetary penalties give the CRTC greater flexibility to tailor its enforcement approach to each situation and to the facts before it, and that in some cases, a monetary penalty might be the right approach. The statement concluded that the CRTC would be providing further guidance in the coming weeks on how and when the CRTC intends to use this new power.

In light of the fact that further guidance will be provided in the coming weeks, it would not be appropriate to initiate a proceeding as proposed by TELUS.


Original signed by:

Chris Seidl
Executive Director, Telecommunications

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