Telecom Commission letter addressed to Megan McHugh (Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind)

Ottawa, 7 December 2017

Our reference: 1011-NOC2017-0033


Ms. Megan McHugh
Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind, Inc.
405-422 Willowdale ave.
North York, ON, M2N 5B1

Re: Review of the regulatory framework for text-based message relay services, Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-33 – Request for extension to file costs application

Dear Ms. McHugh,

By letter dated 3 December 2017, the Canadian National Society of the Deaf-Blind (CSNDB) requested an extension to the timeline set out in section 65 of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure relating to the filing of applications for final costs. Specifically, CNSDB requested an extension of the deadline to 14 December 2017.

The CSNDB submitted that it is attempting to complete its cost application, but that the assistance of persons experienced in filing cost applications – which are currently unavailable – is needed in order to complete the application. The CSNDB therefore requests that its costs application deadline be extended one week.

Having regard for the above and the relatively short extension being requested, we are of the view that the request is reasonable.


Original signed by
Ricardo Wicker
Articling student

Bell Aliant Regional Communications, LP
Bell Canada
Bragg Communications Inc. (Eastlink)
Canadian Association of the Deaf
Canadian Hearing Society
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Chris Newman
Conseil provincial du secteur des communications (CPSC) du Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique (SCFP)
Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee
Freedom Mobile Inc.
Maple Communications Group Inc.
Media Access Canada
MTS Inc.
Northwestel Inc.
Rogers Communications Inc.;
Saskatchewan Telecommunications
Shaw Telecom Inc.
Télébec Limited Partnership
TELUS Communications Company 

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