Marginal note:Filing day
  •  (1) A document is filed with the Commission

    • (a) if it is delivered by hand, on the day on which it is delivered; or

    • (b) if it is sent by mail or electronic means, on the day on which it is received by the Office of the Secretary General.

  • Marginal note:Holiday

    (2) A document received on a holiday is considered to be received on the next business day.

Marginal note:Verification of documents
  •  (1) The Commission may order a person that has filed a document with it to verify its content by affidavit and, in case of refusal, may strike out the document.

  • Marginal note:Grounds of belief

    (2) If an affidavit is made as to belief, the grounds on which the belief is based must be set out in the affidavit.

Marginal note:Deadline for service

 A document that is required to be served must be served, along with the documents that accompany it, on or before the day on which it is filed with the Commission.

Marginal note:Service of documents

 A document must be served on a person

  • (a) by delivering a copy of the document by hand

    • (i) to the person, or

    • (ii) if the person is a partnership, body corporate or unincorporated organization, to a partner, officer or director, or to their designated representative;

  • (b) by sending a copy of the document by mail to the last known address of the person or their designated representative; or

  • (c) by sending the document by any electronic means that permits its intelligible reception to the person or their designated representative, in which case the sender must keep proof of the sending and the receipt of the document for 180 days after the day on which it is filed with the Commission.

Marginal note:Service day

 Service of a document is effected

  • (a) if it is delivered by hand, on the day on which it is delivered; or

  • (b) if it is sent by mail or electronic means, on the day on which it is received.

Marginal note:Proof of service
  •  (1) At the Commission’s request, proof of service, or, if there is none, an affidavit in lieu of proof, must be filed with the Commission.

  • Marginal note:Content of proof

    (2) Proof of service or an affidavit must include or be accompanied by the following information:

    • (a) the name, address, telephone number and email address of the person that served the document;

    • (b) the day on which the document was delivered by hand or sent by mail or electronic means and, if it was sent by electronic means, the date and time it was sent and received; and

    • (c) if the document was served by facsimile, the total number of pages transmitted including the cover page, the facsimile number from which it was sent and the name of the person that sent it.

Notice of Consultation

Marginal note:Notice of consultation
  •  (1) If a matter is brought before the Commission on the Commission’s own initiative, the Commission must post a notice of consultation on its website.

  • Marginal note:Content of notice

    (2) The notice must set out

    • (a) the nature of the matters to be considered and the deadline for intervening in the proceeding;

    • (b) any deadline for filing a reply with the Commission;

    • (c) if the Commission will request any parties to appear before it, the date and time of the commencement of the public hearing and the place of the hearing, which in telecommunications matters is fixed by the Chairperson of the Commission; and

      Note : Subsection 18(4) of the Broadcasting Act grants the Chairperson of the Commission the power to designate the place of a public hearing in relation to broadcasting matters.

    • (d) in telecommunications matters, any permission granted by the Commission for a party to make a request for information from another party and the deadlines referred to in sections 73 to 76.

Application

Marginal note:Filing and service of application
  •  (1) An application must be

    • (a) filed with the Commission;

    • (b) served on any respondent and any other persons that the Commission directs; and

    • (c) accompanied by a list of the persons on whom the application is served and the email address of each, if any.

  • Marginal note:Form and content of application

    (2) An application must be made using the appropriate form listed in Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-453, as amended from time to time. If none of the forms listed in the Bulletin is appropriate, the application must

    • (a) set out the name, address and email address of the applicant and any designated representative;

    • (b) set out the applicant’s website address or, if the application is not posted on their website, the email address where an electronic copy of the application may be requested;

    • (c) be divided into parts and consecutively numbered paragraphs;

    • (d) identify the statutory or regulatory provisions under which the application is made;

    • (e) contain a clear and concise statement of the relevant facts, of the grounds of the application and of the nature of the decision sought;

    • (f) set out any amendments or additions to these Rules proposed by the applicant; and

    • (g) include any other information that might inform the Commission as to the nature, purpose and scope of the application, and be accompanied by any supporting documents.

Marginal note:Posting of application

 The Commision must post on its website all applications that comply with the requirements set out in section 22.

Marginal note:Restrictions

 An applicant must not amend an application or file any supplementary documents related to the application with the Commission after the application has been posted on the Commission’s website.

Answer to Application

Marginal note:Deadline for filing answer
  •  (1) A respondent may file an answer with the Commission within 30 days after the day on which the Commission posts the application on its website.

  • Marginal note:Form and content of answer

    (2) The answer must

    • (a) set out the name, address and email address of the respondent and any designated representative;

    • (b) be divided into parts and consecutively numbered paragraphs;

    • (c) admit or deny the facts alleged in the application;

    • (d) contain a clear and concise statement of the relevant facts, of the grounds of the answer and of the nature of the decision sought;

    • (e) include any other information that might inform the Commission as to the nature, purpose and scope of the answer, and be accompanied by any supporting documents;

    • (f) be accompanied by a list of the persons on whom the answer is served and the email address of each, if any; and

    • (g) be served on the applicant, any other respondent and any other persons that the Commission directs.

Intervention

Marginal note:Deadline for intervening
  •  (1) Any interested person may intervene in a proceeding in writing within 30 days after the day on which the application is posted on the Commission’s website or, if a notice of consultation is posted by the Commission on its website, within the time period set out in the notice.

  • Marginal note:Form and content of document

    (2) The document of the interested person must

    • (a) state that the person wishes to be considered as an intervener in the proceeding;

    • (b) set out the name, address and email address of the person and any designated representative;

    • (c) be divided into parts and consecutively numbered paragraphs;

    • (d) admit or deny the facts alleged in the application;

    • (e) clearly state whether the person supports or opposes the application and the nature of the decision sought;

    • (f) contain a clear and concise statement of the relevant facts and of the grounds for the person’s support for or opposition to the application and the reasons for the decision sought;

    • (g) state whether the person wishes to participate in any future public hearing in person;

    • (h) state any reasonable accommodation required to enable the person to participate in any future public hearing;

    • (i) include any other information that might inform the Commission as to the nature, purpose and scope of the intervention, and be accompanied by any supporting documents;

    • (j) be accompanied by a list of the persons on whom the document is served and the email address of each, if any; and

    • (k) be served on the applicant and any other persons that the Commission directs.

 
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