Archived—Gazette Notice DGTP-010-06

Department of Industry

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-010-06 — Petition to the Governor in Council

Notice is hereby given that a petition from Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO) 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 2006-27, Aliant Telecom Inc. - Application to exclude certain quality of service results from the retail quality of service rate adjustment plan. In Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-27, the CRTC decided that Aliant would be partially responsible for degraded telephone service quality during a 2004 strike on the basis that the work stoppage was not an event beyond the control of the company.

The petitioners request that the GIC vary the decision to exclude the quality of service results for the strike-related period from the calculation of any retail rate adjustment plan. The request is based on several reasons set out in the petition, including the submission that by attributing "fault" for a work stoppage to the employer, the CRTC's decision will adversely impact on established labour relations practices.

Submissions regarding this petition should be filed within 30 days of the Canada Gazette publication date. They 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 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 e-mail address: Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, 16th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette publication date, title, and notice reference number (DGTP-010-06).

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: 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: or by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 819-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

Octobert 4, 2006

Leonard St-Aubin
A/Director General
Telecommunications Policy

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