Gazette Notice TDPB-001-2017

Posted on August 21, 2017
Publication Date in Canada Gazette: August 19, 2017

Notice No. TDPB-001-2017 — Petition to the Governor in Council concerning Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-91

Notice is hereby given that a petition from Avis de Recherche Inc. (hereinafter referred to as ADR) has been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act with respect to a decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) concerning the implementation of the National Public Alerting System by wireless service providers.

Subsection 12(1) of the Telecommunications Act provides that, within one year after a decision by the CRTC, the GIC may, on petition in writing presented to the GIC within 90 days after the decision, or on the GIC's own motion, by order, vary or rescind the decision or refer it back to the CRTC for reconsideration of all or a portion of it.

In its petition dated May 11, 2017, ADR requested that the GIC vary Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-91, Implementation of the National Public Alerting System by wireless service providers to protect Canadians. The reasons for this request 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 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Web site at www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

Submitting comments

Submissions should be addressed to the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Office of the Prime Minister and the Privy Council, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A3.

A copy of all submissions should also be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications and Digital Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, preferably in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to the following e-mail address: ic.telecomsubmission-soumissiontelecom.ic@canada.ca. Written copies can be sent to the Director General, Telecommunications and Digital Policy Branch, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 235 Queen Street, 10th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H5. All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the notice reference number (TDPB-001-2017).

Obtaining copies

A copy of the petition filed by ADR, as well as copies of all petitions and submissions received in response to it, may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications Web site at 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 Gazette notices can be viewed at www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/index-eng.html.

August 19, 2017

Pamela Miller
Director General
Telecommunications and Digital Policy Branch

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