Telecommunications committee
By-Law No. 9

WHEREAS The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is empowered by section 12 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Act, R.S.C. 1985,c.C-22, as amended, to establish special and standing committees of the members and to delegate powers, duties and functions of the members to such committees.


NOW THEREFORE be it, and is hereby enacted that


(a) in this by-law, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-577 , as amended from time to time, are referred to as “the Rules of Procedure";

(b) a Telecommunications Committee which shall consist of all members of the Commission is established as a standing committee of the Commission;

(c) the Telecommunications Committee is delegated the authority:

(i) to dispose of applications for the approval of new or amended tariff pages and applications for approval of agreements required to be filed pursuant to the Telecommunications Act;

(ii) to publish, or to give leave to publish, decisions and new or amended tariffs pursuant to section 65 of theTelecommunications Act;

(iii) to initiate proceedings and approve the wording of Notices of Consultation;

(iv) to dispose of all procedural matters to be dealt with by the Commission under the Rules of Procedure and to make all procedural determinations in relation to matters under the Telecommunications Act except those otherwise reserved to another standing committee or a panel named by the Chair;

(v) to issue the interim ex parte order contemplated by subsection 51(2) of the Rules of Procedure and dispose of consumer complaints and applications that are contemplated by Part 2 of those Rules;

(vi) to review and evaluate the construction program of a regulated company;

(vii) to appoint or direct any person to make an inquiry and report pursuant to subsection 70(1) of the Telecommunications Act;

(viii) to give the approvals or ratification contemplated by subsection 25(4) of the Telecommunications Act with regard to the charging of rates otherwise than in accordance with tariffs approved by the Commission;

(ix) to make determinations with respect to depreciation and accounting matters;

(x) to establish, modify and rescind periodic reporting requirements and requirements as to the information to be submitted with respect to tariff filings for new services, changes in rates for existing services and floor prices;

(xi) to make determinations with respect to amendments to procedures and practices in accepted Phase III Manuals, and any related reporting requirements, provided that those determinations do not require an amendment to the Decision and Guidelines in the Commission's decisions and orders with respect to Phase III of the Cost Inquiry;

(xii) to dispose of applications filed pursuant to a Commission directive;

(xiii) to dispose of applications for an order to remove data restrictions, such as those contemplated at pages 262-263 of Telecom Decision CRTC 79-11 and at pages 19-21 of Telecom Decision CRTC 81-24;

(xiv) to dispose of applications respecting whether a person is a "Canadian carrier" under the Telecommunications Act;

(xv) to dispose of applications respecting exemption from contribution payments;

(xvi) to inquire into and dispose of applications that may be resolved within a regulatory framework already established by the Commission at the time of the application, that:

(1) are contemplated by Part 1of the Rules of Procedure;

(2) relate to compliance with, or the interpretation, application, implementation or extension of , decisions of the Commission, tariffs, agreements or arrangements, or otherwise relate to the offering or provision of telecommunications services in a manner that is inconsistent with the Telecommunications Act; and

(3) do not seek to stay or to review or vary pursuant to section 62 of the Telecommunications Act a Commission decision;

(xvii) to determine any matter and make any order with respect to numbering resources used in the functioning of telecommunications networks;

(xviii) to dispose of all applications for the costs of and incidental to any proceeding before the Commission made pursuant to section 56 of the Telecommunication Act and sections 60 or 65 of the Rules of Procedure except in cases where a panel has been appointed;

(xix) to refer any matter to a meeting of a majority of the members from time to time for disposition.

(d) A quorum for meetings of the Telecommunications Committee shall be any three members thereof and notice that such a meeting will be held shall be provided electronically at least two hours in advance;

(e) Any act or thing done by the Telecommunications Committee shall be deemed to be an act or thing done by the members; and,

(f) By-laws no 7 and no 8 are hereby revoked.

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