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Archived—Gazette Notice - DGTP-002-08

Department of Industry

Telecommunications Act

Notice No. DGTP-002-08 - Petition to the Governor in Council Concerning Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-6

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

Notice is hereby given that a petition from Imagine Canada and the Association of Fundraising Professionals has been received by the Governor in Council (GIC) under subsection 12(1) of the Telecommunications Act with respect to the following decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC): Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-6, Delegation of the Commission's investigative powers with regard to Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules complaints. In Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-6, the Commission amended the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules established in Telecom Decision 2007-48, by adding a requirement that all telemarketers and clients of telemarketers, including those exclusively making unsolicited telecommunications that are exempt from the National Do Not Call List Rules, register with, and provide information to, the National Do Not Call List operator and pay applicable fees that may be charged by the Complaints Investigator delegate.

The petitioners are asking the Governor in Council to direct the CRTC to vary or rescind a narrow and particular aspect of Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-6 in order to exempt charities from the application of a new unsolicited telecommunications rule. The reasons for the request are included in the petition.

Submissions regarding this petition should be filed within 60 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:

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: 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, Part I, publication date, title, and notice reference number (DGTP-002-2008).

Obtaining Copies

Copies of all relevant petitions and submissions received in response may be obtained electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website 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 versions of Canada Gazette notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website at 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.

May 13, 2008

Leonard St-Aubin
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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