Subscribe to receive news and updates
By providing your name and email, you are agreeing to be contacted concerning this consumer education and mobilisation campaign. Your information with not be shared with any third party and you will not be contacted by any third party, unless you so authorise.
Disappointing CRTC decision
March 05, 2014
By Celia Sankar
The DiversityCanada Foundation is disappointed in today's decision by Canada's telecom watchdog not to review the section of the Wireless Code which endorses expiry dates on prepaid wireless services.
The full decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denying an application filed by DiversityCanada last fall may be viewed here.
DiversityCanada had argued that the June 2013 Wireless Code decision was incorrect because it lacked essential elements needed to allow a party to determine grounds for appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal. DiversityCanada had argued that this deviation from proper form was a breach of procedural fairness and an error in law.
Disappointingly, like the Wireless Code decision itself, today's decision also lacks these essential elements and does not show "the path taken" by the CRTC to come to the conclusion that "in the circumstances of the proceeding, the Commission considers that it provided sufficient rationale for its determinations".
DiversityCanada is reviewing all options available with respect to this matter.