CRTC makes public Osborne report

    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today made public an independent
report ( prepared
by Michael Osborne on its policies for wholesale telecommunications services.
    Mr. Osborne, a lawyer who practises competition law and commercial
litigation, was commissioned to prepare his report as input for the review of
the CRTC's policies for wholesale services. This report contains Mr. Osborne's
analysis and opinion on many of the issues raised in the CRTC's proceeding to
review its regulatory framework for wholesale services, which includes a
public hearing starting on October 9, 2007, in Gatineau, Que. Parties
appearing at the hearing may refer to, or comment on, the report.
    In addition, interested parties may submit their comments on the report
by November 30, 2007, and their reply to other parties' comments by
December 7, 2007. They may do so by filling out the online form, by writing to
the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, or by fax, at
    The Commission thanks Mr. Osborne for his valuable contribution to its
review process.

    About the author

    Michael Osborne is a partner of the law firm Affleck Green Orr LLP. He
advises clients on competition matters, commercial disputes, administrative
law and constitutional issues.

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    Reference document:
    Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2006-14

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