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Ottawa, 3 June 2015

File No. 8663-C12-201503186


John Lawford
c/o Public Interest Advocacy Centre
1204 - 1 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7

RE: Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation 2015-134Footnote 1 - Parties to the proceeding

On 4 May 2015, the Commission received a request from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), the Consumers’ Association of Canada, the ACORN Canada, the National Pensioners Federation, and the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of British Columbia (collectively, PIAC et al.) to be registered as interested parties in the above-mentioned proceeding.

On 6 May 2015, TELUS Communications Company submitted that it supported making other groups, such as PIAC et al., competitive local exchange carriers, Internet service providers and wireless service providers, parties to the proceeding so that the interests of all Canadians can be captured, and so that requests for information can be addressed to them by the Commission. On 8 May 2015, Rogers Communications Partnership supported PIAC et al.’s request to be made an interested party.

Commission staff notes that any interested persons who wish to become parties to the above-mentioned proceeding can do so by filing an intervention with the Commission. The intervention must be filed in accordance with section 26 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. In addition, pursuant to section 37 of the Telecommunications Act (Act), the Commission may require that persons provide it with information necessary for the administration of the Act.

In light of the above, no further action will be taken with respect to the above-noted requests.

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

John Macri
Policy Framework
Telecommunications Sector

cc: Christine Bailey, CRTC, (819) 997-4557,
TELUS Communications Company,
Rogers Communications Partnership, 


Footnote 1

Review of basic telecommunications services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, 9 April 2015

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