Archived — Notice No. DGTP-002-00

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-002-2000 — Petitions to the Governor in Council concerning CRTC Decision: Telephone Service to High-Cost Serving Areas, Telecom Decision CRTC 99-16, October 19, 1999.

Notice is hereby given that petitions from:

  1. Board of Education of the Regina School Division no. 4
  2. Canadian Co-operative Association
  3. Government of Manitoba and the Government of Saskatchewan
  4. Library Association of Alberta and the Alberta Library Trustees Association
  5. The Saskatchewan School Trustees Association

have been received by the Governor in Council under Section 12 of the Telecommunications Act in regard to the following decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC): Telephone Service to High-Cost Serving Areas, Telecom Decision CRTC 99-16, October 19, 1999. The requests are based on several reasons included in the petitions.

In Telecom Decision CRTC 99-16 the CRTC identified a basic level of service that all Canadians should have access to, and took steps to ensure that, over time, those few areas which are unserved or underserved will have access to the level of service currently available to most Canadians.

Submissions on this petition should be addressed to, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Langevin Block, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A3. A copy of the submission should also be sent to, Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, 16th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8. All submissions should indicate that they are in response to the above mentioned petition and cite the Canada Gazette Part I Notice publication date, title, and the Notice reference number DGTP-002-2000.

Respondents are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of their submission in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to facilitate posting on the Department's web site. Documents submitted via electronic media should be sent to

As required under Section 13 of the Telecommunications Act, the designated provincial and territorial ministers were provided the opportunity to comment on this petition by letter dated February 10, 2000. Their comments have been requested within 30 days.

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 offices of Industry Canada in Moncton, Montréal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Copies of the petition and of petitions or submissions received in response to it may be obtained electronically at or 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. It is the responsibility of interested parties to check the public record from time to time to keep abreast of submissions received.

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy

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