The Million Dollar (Canadian) Comma
October 27, 2006 at 10:40 AM
National Public Radio’s All Things Considered aired a story this week about a Canadian contract dispute that turns on the placement of a single comma in a 14-page contract between a cable television company and a telephone company. Robert Siegel’s interview with Richard Janda, a McGill University law professor, is available online at the NPR website. Additional coverage appears in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-45 concerning the dispute between Aliant Telecom Inc. and Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is available at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission website. Rogers has appealed the decision with help from Kenneth A. Adams whose recent book on contract language is available at the Heafey Law Library.