Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Mr. Philippe Gauvin (Bell Canada) and Mr. Howard Slawner (Rogers Communications Canada Inc.)

Ottawa, 22 January 2020

Our reference: 8622-R28-201902940


Mr. Philippe Gauvin
Assistant General Counsel
Bell Canada
Floor 19,160 Elgin St.
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2C4

Mr. Howard Slawner
Vice President – Telecommunications
Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
50 Bloor St. East, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4W 0A1

RE: Bell Canada’s Review & Vary Application of Telecom Decision CRTC 2019-390

Dear Sirs:

On 20 December 2019, Bell Canada filed an application, pursuant to Part 1 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure and sections 52 and 62 of the Telecommunications Act, to review and vary Telecom Decision CRTC 2019-390 (Decision 2019-390) concerning the routing of Bell Canada’s traffic from Rogers’ network and destined for Bell Canada’s toll-free telephone number customers.

As part of its application, Bell Canada requested a stay of Decision 2019-390 until the Commission has considered Bell Canada’s application, as well as an expedited process in view of the timelines set out in Decision 2019-390 and the expenses Bell Canada will be required to incur in order to comply with that decision.

Commission staff considers that Bell Canada has provided a reasonable explanation as to why an expedited process would be warranted in this instance. Therefore, Rogers and interested persons are to provide responses to this application by 31 January 2020 and Bell Canada’s reply is to be filed by 7 February 2020.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

cc: Jeff Brownlee, Network Operators Consortium,
Christopher Hichey, Distributel Communications Ltd.,
Jean-Franҁois.Dumoulin, Iristel Inc.,
Dennis Béland, Quebecor Media Inc.,
Jon MacKenzie, TELUS Communications Inc.,

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