Archived — Gazette Notice No. DGTP-007-05 - Petitions to the Governor in Council

Department of Industry

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-007-05 — Petitions to the Governor in Council

Notice is hereby given that a joint petition from Aliant Telecom Inc. ; Bell Canada; Saskatchewan Telecommunications; Télébec, société en commandite; and TELUS Communications Inc. as well as individual petitions from the Government of Saskatchewan; the Vancouver Board of Trade; the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada; and the Coalition for Competitive Telecommunications have been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act in regard to the following decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC): Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-28, Regulatory framework for voice communication services using Internet Protocol, May 12, 2005. The petitioners request that the GIC review the decision and take action to reduce the regulatory measures applied to the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services of incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).

In Telecom Decision CRTC 2005-28, the CRTC implemented a regime for the governance of VoIP services. The CRTC found that VoIP is a close substitute for traditional local phone service and that there were no grounds for exempting VoIP services from the regime applied to traditional service. This regime includes rules restricting the winback, promotion and bundling activities of the ILECs, as well as requirements for ILECs to file tariffs.

Submissions regarding these petitions should be addressed to the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Langevin Block, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3.

A copy of all submissions should also be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, preferably in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT ) along with a note specifying the software, version number and operating system used, to the following address: telecom@ic.gc.ca. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, 300 Slater Street, 16th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the notice reference number (DGTP-007-05) and the title.

Obtaining Copies

Copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/home under "Gazette Notices and Petitions." It is the responsibility of interested parties to check the public record to keep abreast of submissions received.

Official printed copies of Canada Gazette notices can be obtained from the Canada Gazette Web site at http://canadagazette. gc.ca/publication-e.html or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

September 3, 2005

LARRY SHAW
Director General
Telecommunications Policy

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