Telecom Commission Letter Addressed to the Distribution List

Ottawa, 16 March 2018

Our reference: 8690-V81-201703231

BY EMAIL

Distribution list

RE:  Request for an additional comment period regarding the Part 1 Application filed by the City of Gatineau for a Municipal Access Agreement – Procedural letter

Dear Madams/Sirs:

On February 23, 2018, Bell Canada, Quebecor Media Inc., on behalf of its affiliate, Videotron Ltd., Rogers Communications Canada Inc., TELUS Communications Inc. and Cogeco Connexion Inc. (collectively referred to as the Carriers) submitted their representations to the Commission regarding the Part 1 Application submitted on April 13, 2017, by the City of Gatineau (the City) for the approval of a Municipal Access Agreement (MAA).

On March 5, 2018, the Commission received the City’s reply to the Carriers’ comments. On March 9, 2018, the Carriers submitted a letter to the Commission in which they requested the right to file a response to the City’s reply. The Carriers indicated that the City’s reply included new factual and legal arguments that should have been included in its original application, in violation of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules).

After reading the City’s reply, staff is of the opinion that the Commission would benefit from receiving additional submissions, as proposed by the Carriers. As a result, the Carriers will have until March 27, 2018, to submit their comments, and the City will have until April 6 to file a reply.

Under this additional process, the Carriers shall limit their comments to the City’s new arguments, information and proposals; the City shall limit its reply to the comments put forward by the Carriers.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Imen Arfaoui, CRTC, imen.arfaoui@crtc.gc.ca

Distribution List

Monsieur Philippe Gauvin
Conseiller juridique principal
Bell Canada
bell.regulatory@bell.ca

Monsieur Dennis Béland
Vice-président, Affaires réglementaires télécommunications
Québecor Média inc.
regaffairs@quebecor.com

Madame Bruna Nardi
Directrice, Affaires réglementaires
Gestion des politiques d'accès
TELUS Communications Inc.
regulatory.affairs@telus.com

Monsieur Mathieu Quenneville
Prévost Fortin D’Aoust avocats
Représentant les Entreprises
20845, chemin de la Côte du Nord, bureau 500
Boisbriand (Québec)  J7E 4H5
m.quenneville@pfdavocats.com

Madame Caroline Dignard
Vice-présidente, Affaires juridiques
Cogeco Connexion Inc.
telecom.regulatory@cogeco.com

Monsieur Michael E Piaskoski
Directeur, Relations municipales
Affaires institutionnelles et réglementaires
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
rwi_gr@rci.rogers.com

Me Michel Cantin
Bélanger Sauvé avocats s.e.n.c.r.l.
Représentant la Ville de Gatineau
5, Place Ville Marie, Bureau 900
Montréal (Québec)  H8B 2G2
mcantin@belangersauve.com

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