Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Ms. Nancy Chapelle (Bell Fund)

Ottawa, 12 June 2018

By Email: nchapelle@bellfund.ca, mmcalister@goodmans.ca

Ms. Nancy Chapelle
c/o Monique McAlister
Executive Director 
Bell Fund/Fonds Bell
2 Carlton St., Suite 1709
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1J3

Re: Extension of deadline for Bell Fund’s reply to deficiency questions regarding the complaint by CBC/Radio-Canada, CMPA, Groupe V Média, TVO, Groupe Média TFO, OUTtv, Télé-Québec and TV5/Unis TV against the Bell Fund/Fonds Bell (2018-0315-6)

Ms. Chapelle:
This letter is in response to Monique McAlister’s request for an extension of time of 3 days to provide responses to the questions sent to the Bell Fund on 11 June 2018. The deadline for response that was originally imposed in the letter was 19 June 2018; the 3 day extension would bring the deadline to 22 June 2018.

The reasoning for the request for an extension of time was due to the requirement that the response be signed off by the board of the Bell Fund, before being provided to the Commission. As the members of the board are currently attending a major industry conference and given an impending announcement regarding the funding of certain projects by the Bell Fund, the originally imposed deadline created significant difficulties for review and sign-off on the replies.

In light of the above, a 3 day extension to the Bell Fund to provide replies to the questions sent on 11 June 2018 is granted. The new deadline for reply is 22 June, 2018. The 3 day extension also results in the extension of the deadlines for intervenors to consult and comment on the additional information. The timelines will therefore be amended as follows:

Interventions Intervention deadline
Intervenors 3 July 2018
Response from the Bell Fund (the respondent) 10 July 2018
Final reply from the Applicants 17 July 2018

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Alyssa Piché
Policy Analyst
TV Policy and Applications

c.c:

Claire Dion
Associate Director
Fonds Bell

Bev Kirshenblatt
Executive Director, Corporate &
Regulatory Affairs
CBC/Radio-Canada

Brad Danks
Chief Executive Officer
OUTtv Networks Inc.

Asha Daniere
Executive Vice-President
Legal and Business Affairs
Blue Ant Media

Lisa de Wilde, C.M.
Chief Executive Officer
TVO

Erin Finlay
Chief Legal Officer
CMPA

Marie Collin
President and CEO
Télé-Québec

Glenn O’Farrell
President and CEO
Groupe Média TFO

Tony Porrello
Executive VP Procurement
Groupe V Média

Marie-Philippe Bouchard
President, Chief Executive Officer
TV5 Québec Canada

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