For the late, great Dinah Washington, whose mellifluous turn of phrase brought a touch of heaven to this world, it was a day that makes a difference. Under a recent decision from Canada, for business lawyers who toil with drafting the phrases in the contracts that govern the mundane affairs of this world, it is a comma that makes a difference.
On July 28, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission issued its decision in the Application by Rogers Cable Communications Inc. Regarding Alliant Telecom Inc.’s Termination and Assignment of a Support Structure Agreement, Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-45. The Commission addressed whether Alliant Telecom had the right to terminate its contract with Rogers at any time on one year’s notice, and based its decision on the placement of a comma in the termination clause.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]