Archived — Notice No. DGTP-007-01

Industry Canada

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-007-01Petition to the Governor in Council concerning Decision CRTC 2000-745

Notice is hereby given that a petition from (1) Amtelecom Inc., (2) Bruce Municipal Telephone System, (3) Sogetel Inc., and (4) Prince Rupert City Telephones has 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): Changes to the Contribution Regime, Decision CRTC 2000-745. The request is based on several reasons included in the petition.

In Decision 2000-745, the CRTC changed the way it collects the subsidy to basic residential telephone rates in high-cost serving areas. The CRTC decided to adopt a national revenue-based levy, effective January 1, 2001.

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-007-01.

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
telecom@ic.gc.ca.

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 http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home 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.

April 4, 2001

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy

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