Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent

Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2017-11-03

Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number: 2017-365
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 4467
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2017-0586-5
Cas / Case: 246140

Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Non/No
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No

Commentaire / Comment
Re: Application number 2017-0586-5
Consultation number: 2017-365

To whom it may concern
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) wishes to provide its emphatic support for the licence renewal application for Pelmorex Weather Networks (aka The Weather Network).

Established in 1998 by Canada's property and casualty insurers, ICLR is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Toronto and at Western University in London, Canada. ICLR is a centre of excellence for disaster loss prevention research and education. ICLR's research staff is internationally recognized for pioneering work in a number of fields including wind and seismic engineering, atmospheric sciences, water resources engineering and economics. Multi-disciplined research is a foundation for
ICLR's work to build communities more resilient to disasters.

Pelmorex is currently the only entity in the country that provides full, regional 24 hour broadcasting of weather forecasts in the country. In this day and age, where immediate access to such information is a must have, Pelmorex leads in the way in providing timely and accurate weather forecasting information. Additionally, The Weather Network plays a critical role in the timely dissemination of Environment and Climate Change Canada's weather Watches and Warnings and is a critical partner in Canada's Alert Ready national public alerting system.

Pelmorex also excels in the provision of education and information about weather phenomenon, working to inform Canadians about weather and climate and dispel myths and misconceptions about weather, including severe weather, personal safety, and mitigation.

No other entity in Canada comes close to providing the services offered by Pelmorex and loss of this institution would create a massive gap in the provision and dissemination of forecasts, weather Watches and Warnings and weather-related education in Canada.

Individual Canadians and Canadian business and industry would suffer greatly if Pelmorex Weather Networks was unable to continue providing services to the country.

Sincerely
Glenn McGillivray
Managing Director
ICLR



Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes

Information du client / Client information

Nom / Name: Glenn McGillivray
Titre / Title: Managing Director
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company: Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: gmcgillivray@iclr.org
Adresse postale / Address: 20 Richmond Street East, Suite 210, Toronto, ON, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: L6H 2V5
Téléphone / Telephone: 905-337-1588
Facsimilé / Fax: 905-337-1588

Représentant autorisé / Designated representative

Nom / Name: Glenn McGillivray
Titre / Title: Managing Director
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company: Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: gmcgillivray@iclr.org
Adresse postale / Address: 1420 Epsom Place, Oakville, ON, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: M5C 2R9
Téléphone / Telephone: 416-364-8677
Facsimilé / Fax: 416-364-5889