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Decision

Ottawa, 23 March 1990
Decision CRTC 90-270
The Ontario Educational Communications Authority (TVOntario)
New Osnaburgh, Ontario - 891848400
Following a Public Hearing in London beginning on 20 February 1990, the Commission approves the application for a licence to carry on a broadcasting transmitting undertaking consisting of two low-power television channels to serve New Osnaburgh. This undertaking will distribute the programs of the French-language educational programming service operated by TVOntario ("La Chaîne française") and the Ontario Provincial Legislative Assembly, received via satellite, on channels 20 and 24 respectively, each with a transmitter power of 20 watts.
The Commission will issue a licence to The Ontario Educational Communications Authority (TVOntario), expiring 31 August 1991, to carry on a multi-channel broadcasting transmitting undertaking, subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued. This term will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence at the same time as that of "La Chaîne française".
It is a condition of licence that construction of the undertaking be completed and that it be in operation within six months of the date of this decision or, where the applicant applies to the Commission within this period and satisfies the Commission that it cannot complete the implementation before the expiry of this period and that an extension is in the public interest, within such further period of time as is approved in writing by the Commission.
The Commission notes that TVOntario has withdrawn the application (891847600) for a new television undertaking at New Osnaburgh which was heard at the London Public Hearing.
Fernand Bélisle
Secretary General