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Following a Public Hearing in Toronto beginning on 10 March 1992, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English- and Native-language FM radio programming undertaking at Lansdowne House on the frequency 89.9 MHz, channel 210, with an effective radiated power of 10 watts.
The licence will expire on 31 August 1998, and will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
Pursuant to Public Notice CRTC 1990-89 dated 20 September 1990 entitled Native Broadcasting Policy, the Commission will issue a licence for a Type A FM native radio station.
The Commission notes that the undertaking will broadcast 80 hours of weekly programming, of which 70 hours will be locally produced. The remainder will be received from the Wawatay Communications Society radio network. Programming will be broadcast in the English, Cree and Ojibway languages.
The Commission also notes that this station will be owned and controlled by a not-for-profit organization whose structure provides for membership, management, operation, and programming primarily by members of the community at large. The Department of Communications (DOC) has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will only be issued once it has been determined that the undertaking's proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.
In accordance with subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence, and the authority granted herein may only be implemented, at such time as written notification is received from the DOC that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.It is a condition of licence that the applicant adhere to the guidelines on sex-role portrayal set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (CAB) Sex-Role Portrayal Code for Television and Radio Programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
It is also a condition of licence that the applicant adhere to the provisions of the CAB's Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.