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Decision

Ottawa, 28 November 1994
Decision CRTC 94-903
Natturaliit Youth Committee
Inukjuak, Quebec - 940441900

New Native radio programming undertaking

Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region beginning on 20 September 1994, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for a Native-language FM radio programming undertaking at Inukjuak on the frequency 97.9 MHz (channel 250LP) with an effective radiated power of 10 watts.
In accordance with 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 undertaking. This licence will expire on 31 August 1999, and will be subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
The licence term granted herein, while less than the maximum of seven years permitted under the Broadcasting Act, will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence in accordance with the Commission's regional plan for Native radio undertakings across Canada and to better distribute the workload within the Commission.
The Commission notes that this undertaking will broadcast 35 hours per week of local programming exclusively in the Inuktitut language. Programming will be produced by and directed to young members of the Inuit community and will deal with native culture and today's social issues.
The applicant is reminded of the requirements for Canadian musical selections set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986.
Noting that this not-for-profit corporation will be supported in part by government loans or grants, the Commission reminds the applicant that it must retain full control over all management and programming decisions at all times.
This approval is subject to the requirement that construction of the undertaking be completed and that it be in operation within twelve months of the date of receipt of this decision, or where the applicant applies to the Commission within this period and satisfies the Commission that it cannot complete construction and commence operations before the expiry of this period and that an extension is in the public interest, within such further periods of time as are approved in writing by the Commission.
Should construction not be completed within the period stipulated in this decision or, should the Commission refuse to approve an extension of time requested by the licensee, the authority granted shall lapse and become null and void upon expiry of the period of time granted herein or upon the termination of the last approved extension period.
The Department of Industry, Science and Technology (DIST) 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 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 DIST that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General