Archived — Notice No. DGTP-003-98

Industry Canada

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP 003-98 Petition to the Governor in Council

Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received by the Governor in Council under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act in regard to a decision issued on December 18, 1997, by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Telecom Decision CRTC 97-21: Implementation of Regulatory Framework for Québec-Téléphone and Télébec Ltée.

Telecom Decision CRTC 97-21 brings the regulatory framework for Québec-Téléphone and Télébec Ltée in line with that for Stentor companies. In this decision, the CRTC approved a $3.00 rate increase for residence and business services, as of January 1, 1999, for Québec-Téléphone and Télébec.

The petition from the Chisasibi Telecommunications Association states: "On behalf of the Chisasibi Telecommunications Association and on behalf of the Band Council of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi, we submit this request that CRTC Telecom decision 97-21 be returned for re-examination". The request is based on several reasons included in the petition.

This petition and any petition or submission made in response to it may be inspected by the public during normal business hours at the Industry Canada library, 235 Queen Street, Ottawa, and the regional offices of Industry Canada in Moncton, Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Copies of the petition and of any petition or submission received in response to it may be obtained, by mail order or over the counter, from ByPress Printing and Copy Centre Inc., 300 Slater Street, Unit 101A, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6A6, 613-234-8826. Reasonable costs of duplication will be charged.

February 9, 1998

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy
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