Telecom Procedural Letter Addressed to Michel Cantin (Representative, City of Gatineau) and Mathieu Quenneville (Representative, Carriers)

Ottawa, 6 July 2017

Our reference:  8690-V81-201703231

BY EMAIL

Mr. Michel Cantin
Bélanger Sauvé Avocats LLP
Representative, City of Gatineau
5 Place Ville Marie, Office 900
Montreal, Quebec  H8B 2G2
mcantin@belangersauve.com

Mr. Mathieu Quenneville
Prévost Fortin D’Aoust Avocats
Representative, Carriers
20845 chemin de la Côte du Nord, Office 500
Boisbriand, Quebec  J7E 4H5
m.quenneville@pfdavocats.com

Re:  City of Gatineau – Municipal Access Agreement (8690-V81-201703231) – Procedural letter

Dear Sirs,

On 13 April 2017, the Commission received the above-mentioned Part 1 application from the City of Gatineau (Gatineau) for approval of a proposed Municipal Access Agreement (MAA).

On 30 May 2017, the Commission denied, by means of a letter, a request for a stay or deferral filed by Bell Canada, Vidéotron G.P., Rogers Communications G.P., TELUS Communications Company and Cogeco Cable Inc. (collectively the Carriers). In the letter, the Commission also set new deadlines for the filing of comments and replies with respect to the application, which had been placed on hold pending the Commission’s decision on the request for a stay or deferral, until 16 and 27 June 2017.

On 16 June 2017, in place of comments, the Carriers filed with the Commission an application to review and vary its decision of 30 May 2017. The Commission considers the Carriers’ review and vary application a separate application under Part 1 (8662-Q15-201705097).

Commission staff hereby indicates that it is suspending consideration of the initial application while the Commission processes the review and vary application. The deadlines for the filing of comments and replies with respect to the review and vary application remain 20 and 31 July 2017.

Not having received comments or replies with respect to the above-mentioned application, though the deadlines have expired, and to ensure that the record is as complete as possible, the Commission may decide to allow parties to file comments on the heart of this application at a later date.

Sincerely yours,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Josiane Lord, CRTC, josiane.lord@crtc.gc.ca  
Bell Canada, bell.regulatory@bell.ca
Cogeco, telecom.regulatory@cogeco.com
Rogers Communications, rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com
TELUS Communications Company, regulatory.affairs@telus.com
Vidéotron, regaffairs@quebecor.com

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