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Bell free to charge 75 cents for DA calls; CRTC turns down review and vary appeal

News | 03/27/2000 5:00 am EST

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) isn't holding out hope that an appeal to the federal Cabinet would succeed in overturning a March 15 CRTC decision that upholds Bell Canada's right to charge for all directory assistance numbers, even when a number can't be found. When asked how her group may respond to the dismissed appeal, PIAC's legal counsel, Philippa Lawson, told Network Letter, "We're not sure yet". Launching a follow-up appeal to Cabinet is always an option, but she points out that the government prefers dealing with broad policy issues, rather than micromanaging federally regulated industries.

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