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Ottawa, 20 July 2016

Our reference:  8663-C12-201503186

By Email

Distribution List

RE:  Applications for final costs in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134, Review of basic telecommunications services – Procedural letter

Dear Madam, Sir:

The Commission is in receipt of several applications for costs filed in respect of the above-noted proceeding. Specifically, the Commission has received applications from:

In addition, the Canadian Association of the Deaf has been granted an extension until 29 July 2016 to file its application for costs.

Pursuant to section 66(3) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure), a costs applicant must serve the application on all other parties.Footnote1

Commission staff notes that several applicants may not have served their applications on parties, as required.Footnote2 In light of the number of costs applications involved, Commission staff considers that it would be most efficient to dispense with the service requirement in respect of the applications.

By way of the present letter, therefore, all parties to the proceeding are provided with notice of the claims for costs, which are posted on the Commission’s website under the “Costs” link associated with the above-noted file number.

Pursuant to section 67 of the Rules of Procedure, potential costs respondents have ten days from the date the application is filed to file an Answer. For those costs applications which may not have been served, in order to give potential cost respondents a fair opportunity to respond, the period for filing Answers are hereby modified as follows:

The deadlines for the filing and service of Answers to all other applications for costs remain unchanged. Parties are requested to serve applicants with their Answers.

As per usual, costs applicants may reply to any Answer within ten days.

Parties are strongly encouraged to monitor the Commission’s website for new costs applications as well as new information that may be filed in respect of costs applications.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 819-997-4577 or


Original signed by

Emilia de Somma
Legal Counsel

c.c.: Distribution List

Distribution List

Incumbent local exchange carriers

9315-1884 Québec inc. (formerly Courcelles and Lambton) 
Association des Compagnies de Téléphone du Québec, 
Amtelecom Telco GP Inc., 
Bell CanadaFootnote3, 
Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd, 
Bruce Telecom, 
The Canadian Independent Telephone Company – Joint Task Force (CITC-JTF), 
CityWest Telephone Corporation, 
Cochrane Telecom Services, 
Execulink Telecom Inc., 
Groupe Maskatel LP, 
Gosfield North Communication Co-operative Limited,
Hay Communications Co-operative Limited,  
Huron Telecommunications Co-operative Limited,  
La Compagnie de téléphone de St-Victor, 
La Compagnie de téléphone Upton inc., 
Lansdowne Rural Telephone Company Ltd, 
Mornington Communications Co-operative Limited, 
MTS Inc.,,
Nexicom Telecommunications Inc., 
Nexicom Telephones Inc.,  
North Frontenac Telephone Corporation Ltd, 
NRTC Communications, 
People's Tel Limited Partnership,
Quadro Communications Co-operative Inc.,
Roxborough Telephone Company Limited,
Saskatchewan Telecommunications,
Sogetel inc.,
Téléphone de St-Éphrem inc.,
Téléphone Milot Inc.,
TELUS Communications Company,
Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative Limited,
Wightman Telecom Ltd,
WTC Communications,

Other telecommunications service providers

Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc, 
Axia SuperNet Ltd./Axia Connect Ltd,,
Bragg Communications Incorporated (EastLink), 
Cogeco Cable Canada LP,
Ice Wireless Inc., 
Iristel Inc., 
Québecor Média inc., 
Rogers Communications Partnership, 
Shaw Cablesystems G.P., 
SSi Micro Ltd, 
TekSavvy Solutions Inc., 
Telesat Canada, 
Wind Mobile Corp., 
Xplornet Communications Inc., 
Yak Communications (Canada) Corp., 


John Lawford, Counsel for AAC, 
Geoffrey White, Counsel for AAC, 
Union des consommateurs, 
Canadian Wireless Internet Service Providers, 
Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc, 
R. Layton, 
B. Klass and M. Nanni, 
F. McKelvey, 
McNally et al. 
C. Middleton, 
Cree Nation/ECN,
First Mile Connectivity Consortium, 
Canadian Hearing Society, 
Deaf Wireless Canada Committee,,
Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC),, 
Media Access Canada, 
Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation,,
Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties, 
All Nations Trust Company, 
Canadian Federation of Agriculture, 
Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network, 
Federation of Canadian Municipalities, 
Northwest Territories Association of Communities, 
OneWeb, Ltd., 
Open Media, 
Government of British Columbia, 
Government of Ontario, 
Government of Yukon, 
Gouvernement du Québec, 
Government of Northwest Territories,
British Columbia Broadband Association, 
Forum for Research and Policy in Communications, 
Kativik Regional Government, 
Qikiqtaaluk Corporation,
Campbell Patterson Communications, 
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.,; 
Vaxination Informatique, 
TCPub Media Inc.. 
F. McKelvey, 
P. Germain, 
T. Shepherd, 
Government of Nunavut, 
Northwest Territories Association of Communities, 
R. Adams
S. Lehmann, 
J. Roman, 
C. Lunau, Milton Councillor, Ward 3 (Nassagaweya), 
Chambre de commerce de la Ville de Sainte-Adèle, 
A. Lajoie, Député fédéral de Rimouski-Neigette--Témiscouata--Les Basques,
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Canada (“ACORN Canada”), 
L. Berthold, Député Mégantic--L'Érable, 
S. Frankel, Thetis Island Resident's Association, 
D. Sokolov, 
S. Lowell, 
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, 
C. Coyle, 
J. Rae, 
A. Jetté, Maire - St-André d'Argenteuil, 
B. Généreux, Député de Montmagny — L'Islet — Kamouraska — Rivière-du-Loup, 
Yellow Pages Limited, 
Harewaves Wireless Inc., 
I. Phillips,
D. Graham, Députés de Laurentides--Labelle de Pontiac, 
F. Brolly, 
B. LaHaise, 
Canadian Taxpayers Federation, 
Réseau intégré de communications électroniques des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 
National Capital FreeNet, 
Chebucto Community Net Society, 
L’organisme de Gestion de l’inforoute régionale de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 
M. Gammon, 
B. Borley, 
Kootenay Boundary Broadband Committee,
La Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada, 
A. Warolin, Préfet - MRC de Témiscamingue, 
Concordia University’s Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, 
On Screen Manitoba, 
The Canadian Media Producers Association,


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Footnote 2

Specifically, it appears that the all, or portions, of the applications submitted by CHS, DWCC, FMCC, MKO and Ryan Adams may not have been served on all parties to the proceeding.

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Footnote 3

Bell Canada, on its own behalf, and on behalf of its affiliates Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership (which effective 1 July 2015 was wound-up into Bell Canada, and is now operated as a division of Bell Canada), Bell Mobility Inc., Câblevision du Nord du Québec inc. (CVQ), DMTS, KMTS, NorthernTel, Limited Partnership, Northwestel Inc., Ontera and Télébec, Société en commandite.

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