Telecom - Commission letter addressed to Donna Robertson (Novus Entertainment Inc.) and Stephen Selznick (Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP)

Ottawa, 12 April 2021

Our reference: 8622-N68-202101351


Ms. Donna Robertson
Co-President, Chief Legal Officer
Novus Entertainment Inc.

Mr. Stephen Selznick
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

RE: Part 1 Application filed by Novus Entertainment Inc. (Novus) for non-discriminatory and timely access on reasonable terms and conditions to the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) development The Heights on Austin and future MDU developments of Beedie Construction and Living and its related companies (Beedie)

Dear Ms. Robertson and Mr. Selznick,

On 1 March 2021, the Commission received an Application from Novus Entertainment Inc. (Novus), filed under Part 1 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure. In its Application, the company sought relief from what it submitted was its ongoing inability to obtain timely access to the MDU developments of Beedie on reasonable terms and conditions; specifically, the development known as The Heights on Austin, located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Novus indicated that it served this Application on Beedie.

On 6 April 2021, the Commission received a letter from counsel to BDC (Austin Heights East) Limited Partnership (BDC), requesting that Novus’ Application be held in abeyance sine die, to allow BDC and Novus to meet and exchange information so that they can negotiate access on reasonable terms and conditions.

Also on 6 April 2021, the Commission received a letter from Novus, requesting that the Commission take no further action regarding the Application until such time as it has advised the Commission that the parties have concluded a mutually-satisfactory agreement.

Commission staff accepts this request; therefore, the above-referenced Application is suspended. However, Novus is required to report monthly to the Commission on the progress of negotiations, i.e. by the last business day of each month commencing 30 April 2021, and indicate whether it wishes to maintain the suspension, reinstate, or withdraw its Application.


Original signed by

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.: Rudy Rab, CRTC,

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