Archived—Gazette Notice No. DGTP-008-2006

Department on Industry

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-008-2006Petition to the Governor in Council Concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-9

Notice is hereby given that a petition from Barrett Xplore Inc. has been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act with respect to the following decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-9, Disposition of funds in the deferral accounts. The petitioners request that the GIC stay portions of Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-9 and grant relief in respect of the allocation of funds to expand broadband services. The request is based on several reasons included in the petition.

In Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-9, the CRTC provided the guidelines for the disposition of funds remaining in the deferral accounts of the large incumbent telephone companies. The CRTC determined that initiatives to expand broadband services to rural and remote communities and to improve accessibility to telecommunications services for persons with disabilities are appropriate uses of these funds.

Submissions regarding this petition 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), to the following email 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 publication date, the title, and the notice reference number (DGTP-008-2006).

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/spectrum under "Gazette Notices and Petitions." It is the responsibility of interested parties to check the public record from time to time to keep abreast of submissions received.

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

May 26, 2006



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Larry Shaw
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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