Practice Note

February 28, 1997

The Commission reminds parties participating in its proceedings that it intends to use, on a going forward basis, the same test for both stay applications and applications for interim relief.

Accordingly, interim relief applications will, in the future, no longer be considered on the basis of the criteria in Colins Inc. et al v. Bell Canada, Telecom Decision CRTC 79-12, 7 June 1979 but, instead, will be assessed on the basis of the test set out in the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Manitoba (Attorney-General) v. Metropolitan Stores Ltd. [1987] 1 S.C.R. 110 (as supplemented by RJR-MacDonald Inc. v. Canada (Attorney-General) [1994] 1 S.C.R. 311).

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