#CRTC provides clarification about wireless code: it does not apply to contracts signed before Dec. 2
— CRTCeng (@CRTCeng) June 6, 2013
At that time, I responded via Twitter to ask if the CRTC planned to issue an erratum to clarify the decision.
There had been a legal opinion filed during the proceeding that led to the Wireless Code which identified the problems with the CRTC issuing a decision that would result in retrospective application to as many as 5 million existing contracts.
The carrier application seeks an award of legal costs if it is successful.
Will lawyers advising the CRTC will suggest settling, retracting the staff opinion, before risking a sizable bill for having ignored the evidence, (based in part on a 2009 Supreme Court decision in CRTC vs Bell)?
The legal filing appears to demonstrate inconsistencies between the Decision, the social media feed and the staff letter. Does the CRTC need to examine its social media policy to ensure that its public messages are clear and consistent?