Telecom Procedural Letter addressed to Dennis Béland (Québecor Média) and Philippe Gauvin (Bell Canada)
Ottawa, 29 August 2019
Our reference: 8660-V3-201904516
Mr. Dennis Béland
Vice-president, Regulatory Affairs
612, rue Saint-Jacques, 15e étage
Montréal, Quebec H3C 4M8
Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Assistant General Counsel
160, Elgin Street, 19th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4
Re : Part 1 application filed by Québecor Média inc. on behalf of its subsidiary, Vidéotron Ltd. (collectively, Vidéotron), against Bell Canada on behalf of its subsidiary Bell Mobility Inc. (collectively, Bell), requesting that the Commission order Bell to abstain from suspending wholesale roaming service offered to Vidéotron – Procedural Letter (revised dates)
On 26 August 2019, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) staff sent a procedural letter to Vidéotron and Bell, the parties to the above-mentioned application. In its letter, staff requires that Videotron disclose to Bell certain confidential information contained in its reply to the interventions on the application for final relief dated 15 July 2019, as well as in its letter of response to requests for information dated 12 August 2019. Commission staff required Videotron to disclose the requested information to Bell by 3 September 2019.
Staff also established that Bell could submit a new answer by 9 September 2019, and that Videotron could file a final reply by 16 September 2019.
In a letter dated 27 August 2019, Bell indicated that the subject matter expert responsible for the file at Bell will be on vacation during the period identified by Commission staff. Bell is requesting an extension of the deadline for filing an answer to 26 September 2019.
In a letter dated 28 August 2019, Videotron indicated that if Commission staff accepted Bell's request for a postponement, a key member of Videotron's staff would be on vacation at the time of filing its final reply. Videotron is therefore requesting an extension of the deadline for filing a reply to 7 October 2019.
As a result, staff establishes the following procedures:
- Bell may file an additional answer at the latest on 26 September 2019, serving a copy on Vidéotron. The answer must be limited to new information provided by Vidéotron.
- Vidéotron may file a final reply at the latest on 7 October 2019, serving a copy on Bell.
This letter will be added to the public file of the above-mentioned process.
Original signed by
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
c.c.: Guillaume Castonguay, CRTC, email@example.com
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