Mr. Robert Morin
Canadian Radio‐television and Telecommunications
Dear Mr. Morin:
above noted application was originally made public by the Commission on June
27, 2011 with a closing date for comments of July 18, 2011. Accordingly,
Friends prepared and filed its comments based on that notice. On July 18th
the day following the filing of our intervention, we noticed that the
application no longer appeared on the Commission's Applications Open for Comment page. Curiously, neither did this
application appear on the Commission's Closed
for Comment page. It appeared to have vanished!
site search for the application number revealed two procedural letters from the
CRTC to the CBC. The first letter 
dated June 27, 2011 established the closing date of July 18, 2011 for the
application (upon which Friends relied) while the second letter dated July 6,
2011 brought forward the filing date from July 18th to July 11th.
have no recollection of any previous occasion when the Commission published an
intervention closing date and subsequently shortened it. We therefore seek
clarification on whether or not to expect this to become prevalent practice at
the Commission such that when an item is posted for public comment interested
parties should as a matter or course regularly check for a truncated period for
also request that in view of the circumstances we have outlined above, our
intervention be considered by the Commission, notwithstanding any process
 The Commission's Procedural letters of June 27, 2011 and July 6,
2011 are contained in the Appendix to this letter.
Jul 17, 2011 — Policy Brief: Re: Application 2011-0966-1 amendment: a transmitter to serve Saint John
Submission to the CRTC on CBC's proposal for a digital transmitter to serve Saint John New Brunswick.