Telecom Procedural Letter addressed to Samer Bishay (Iristel Inc.) and Stephen Schmidt (TELUS Communications Inc.)
Ottawa, 21 September 2020
Our reference: 8662-J64-202005595
Mr. Samer Bishay
Chief Executive Officer
675 Cochrane Drive, East Tower, 6th Floor
Mr. Stephen Schmidt
Vice-President - Telecom Policy & Chief Regulatory Legal Counsel
Telecom Policy & Regulatory Affairs
TELUS Communications Inc.
Floor 8, 215 Slater St.
RE: Application by Iristel Inc. to Review, Vary, and Stay Telecom Decision CRTC 2020-268 & Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2020-269
By letter dated 15 September 2020, TELUS Communications Inc., (TELUS) requested that the Commission direct Iristel Inc. (Iristel) to disclose, pursuant to subsections 33(1) and 33(2) of the Rules Footnote1 ,
- a copy of Appendix 2 to its application dated 2 September 2020 and posted to the Commission’s website on 8 September 2020 (the Application); and
- all the percentages that were abridged in paragraphs 57 and 58 of the Application or, alternatively, that Iristel release these percentages to TELUS.
TELUS requested that the Commission direct Iristel to file Appendix 2 on the public record, in conformance with paragraph 8 of Information Bulletin 2010-961. Footnote2 TELUS stated that it would be reasonable for Iristel to abridge the content of Appendix 2 so that the names of Commission staff and the staff of Iristel’s customers are not revealed. However, the name of any customer (direct or indirect) must not be abridged if it is a customer that has been identified on the public record in the proceedings which led to Telecom Decision 2017-456 Footnote3 or Telecom Decision 2020-268 Footnote4 .
TELUS also requested that the Commission extend the deadline for interventions as necessary to allow TELUS at least 14 days to complete its intervention after the disclosure of the information requested.
Commission staff notes that pursuant to subsection 33(3) of the Rules, the author of the designation may file a reply with the Commission within 10 days after the day on which the request is filed, and must serve the reply on the requesting party.
Accordingly, Iristel may file a reply with the Commission to the request for disclosure by no later than 1 October 2020, serving a copy on TELUS.
In view of the above, Commission staff considers it appropriate to suspend, until further notice, the 8 October 2020 deadline for the filing of interventions and answers to the Application, pending Commission’s staff determination on TELUS’ request for disclosure.
Original signed by
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
c.c.: Tacit Law Regulatory, email@example.com
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