Archived—Gazette Notice DGTP-006-07

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Department of Industry

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-006-07 - Petition to the Governor in Council Concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-43

Notice is hereby given that a petition from the Canadian Alliance of Publicly-Owned Telecommunications Systems CAPTS 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 2007-43, The Canadian Alliance of Publicly-Owned Telecommunications Systems - Part VII application regarding subsidy rates for tax-exempt companies. In Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-43, the CRTC denied a request by CAPTS to vary certain subsidy rates for tax-exempt small incumbent local exchange carriers (SILECs).

The petitioner requests that the GIC rescind CRTC 2007-43 and direct the CRTC to vary certain subsidy rates for tax-exempt SILECs. The reasons for these requests are included in the petition.

Submissions regarding this petition should be filed within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Canada Gazette. All comments received will be posted on Industry Canada's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting Comments

Submissions 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 email address: telecom@ic.gc.ca. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, 16 th Floor, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C8.

All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, publication date, title, and notice reference number (DGTP-006-07).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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 versions of Canada Gazettenotices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website at: www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html. Printed copies of notices can be ordered by calling the sales counter of Canadian Government Publishing at 613-941-5995 or 1-800-635-7943.

October 11, 2007

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Leonard St-Aubin
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch