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Ottawa, 4 April 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0066


Mr. David Marshall
Duxbury Law Professional Corporation
500 – 1 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario  L8P 1A4

Re: Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-66 - Request for extension

Dear Mr. Marshall:

On 10 March 2017, the Commission initiated the above referenced Notice of Consultation (NoC).  Bell Canada and the City of Hamilton (Hamilton) were made parties to this proceeding.    The NoC further indicated that interested parties have until 10 April 2017 to file interventions, and until 18 April 2017 to file final replies.

On 30 March 2017, counsel for Hamilton requested an extension of the deadlines for the interventions and the final replies to 1 May 2017 and 8 May 2017 respectively, as it claimed that more time was required to answer the questions posed by the Commission in the NoC.

On 31 March 2017, the City of Calgary (Calgary) filed a letter with the Commission supporting Hamilton’s request for an extension.  Calgary noted that municipalities and carriers across the country are likely to look to the outcome of this NoC for guidance.  Accordingly, Calgary indicated that it was vital that interested parties be given sufficient time to prepare high quality interventions in order to assist the Commission in reaching a decision.

Commission staff notes that the matter under consideration is of direct concern to Hamilton and recognizes that the Commission’s decision resulting from this proceeding could be relevant to other municipalities and the carriers operating facilities in those municipalities.  Commission staff further agrees that the record for this proceeding would benefit from fulsome interventions on the matter under consideration from Hamilton, Bell Canada and any other interested person.

In the circumstances, Commission staff considers that the request for an extension is reasonable. 

Accordingly, the NoC process is changed as follows:


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Danny Moreau, CRTC,
Philippe Gauvin, Bell Canada,
Matt Lonsdale, City of Calgary,

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