Telecom - Commission Letter adressed to the Distribution List

Ottawa, 17 November 2021

Our reference:  8000-C12-24/02



RE: Suspension of tariff approval during the December-January holiday period

Too all:

In Approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements, Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-455-1, 19 February 2016 (Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455-1), the Commission summarized the procedures that apply to the approval processes for tariff applications and intercarrier agreements. In that bulletin, the Commission reiterated, among other things, that Group B tariff filings would be approved on an interim basis on the 15th calendar day after they are received, unless Commission staff issues a letter indicating otherwise prior to the 15th calendar day.

Commission staff reminds prospective applicants that, under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules of Procedure), the holiday period from 21 December to 7 January is excluded when calculating a time period set out in Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-455-1. For example, if you file a tariff application on 13 December 2021, the fifteenth calendar day would be 14 January 2021 (8 days before 21 December 2021 plus 7 days after 7 January 2022).

Therefore, the latest date by which a Group B tariff application may be submitted in order to be approved on an interim basis (as applicable), prior to the new year, is 6 December 2021. In addition, any tariff application or intercarrier agreement filed during the holiday period will be processed as though received on 8 January 2022.

Please take these timelines into account as you file tariff applications and intercarrier agreements over the next month.


Original signed by Taryn Adams for

Michel Murray
Director, Dispute Resolution & Regulatory Implementation
Telecommunications Sector

c.c.:  Christine Brock, CRTC, 873-353-5852,

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