Telecom Commission Letter addressed to M. Marc-André LeChasseur (Bélanger Sauvé LLP)
Ottawa, 4 April 2019
Our reference: 8690-V84-201704198
M. Marc-André LeChasseur
Bélanger Sauvé LLP
Representative, City of Terrebonne
5 Place Ville Marie, Office 900
Montreal, Quebec H8B 2G2
RE: Application filed under Part I by the City of Terrebonne for a Municipal Access Agreement – Request for information
Dear Me LeChasseur:
On 12 May 2017, the Commission received an application by the City of Terrebonne (Terrebonne) under Part I to approve the following terms and conditions:
- certain terms and conditions of the Municipal Access Agreement (MAA) that it wishes to establish with Bell Canada, Vidéotron LLP, Rogers Communications LLP, Société Telus Communications and Cogeco Connexion Inc. (collectively, the Companies); and,
- certain specific terms and conditions associated with the following three files, for which work was carried out although the parties did not reach an agreement on the terms and conditions of municipal approval:
- the Montée Masson/Des Seigneurs project;
- the Trans-Terrebonne project; and,
- the Île-des-Moulins bridge reconstruction project.
The file was suspended several times afterwards at Terrebonne’s request because of negotiations taking place between the parties.
On 6 November 2018, the file was reactivated at Terrebonne’s request. Terrebonne stated that it and the Companies had agreed to request the reactivation of the file, and were submitting only those clauses that remained in dispute, to be settled by the CRTC. Terrebonne also indicated that the parties had agreed that the MAA would make it possible to settle disputes over the Montée Masson/Des Seigneurs, Trans-Terrebonne and Île-des-Moulins projects.
On 7 December 2019, as per the process established by Commission staff on 6 November 2019, the Commission received from Terrebonne and the Companies information on the issues that remained in dispute and the parties’ arguments for each issue in dispute. On 21 January 2019, the Commission received replies from Terrebonne and the Companies.
In order to continue reviewing the file, Commission staff asked Terrebonne to submit, by 11 April 2019,a full version of the MAA that it wanted to enter into with the Companies. This full version must contain all clauses of the agreement, including those remaining in dispute and those that Terrebonne and the Companies have agreed on.
The documents filed with the Commission must be served on all interested parties. Specific filing or service deadlines indicate the date by which the document must be received, not the date by which it must be sent.
Copies of this letter and all related correspondence will be made available to the public on the Commission’s website. Those wishing to designate information contained in their submissions as confidential must do so in accordance with the Telecommunications ActFootnote1 and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure.Footnote2
Original signed by:
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
c.c. Bell Canada, email@example.com
Rogers Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
TELUS Communications Company, email@example.com
Mathieu Quenneville, Prévost Fortin D’Aoust Avocats, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Brazeau, CRTC, email@example.com
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