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Decision

Ottawa, 17 August 1995
Decision CRTC 95-556
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Quebec City, Quebec - 941405300
New FM radio programming undertaking
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 21 February 1995, the Commission approves the application for a licence for a French-language FM radio programming undertaking at Quebec City, on the frequency 95.3 MHz, channel 237C, with an effective radiated power of 100 000 watts.
CBV-FM Quebec City currently rebroadcasts, in its entirety, the programming of the CBC French-language Stereo (FM) network originating from CBF-FM Montréal. The CBC now proposes to add local programming consisting of weather reports and a cultural events billboard.
Therefore, the Commission will issue a radio programmaming undertaking licence expiring 31 August 2001, subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued. This expiry date coincides with that of the originating station, CBF-FM Montréal. The licence for CBF-FM will be amended to delete CBV-FM Quebec City from the list of its transmitters.
It is a condition of licence that the Corporation not broadcast any commercial message of category 5 (Advertising) except:
a) during programs that are available to the licensee only on a sponsored basis, or
b) as required to fulfil the requirements of the legislation of the Parliament of Canada pertaining to elections, or
c) in communities where there is no other programming undertaking broadcasting in the same language.
It is also a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to its self-regulatory guidelines on sex-role portrayal as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission, and, as a minimum, to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' "Sex-Role Portrayal Code for Television and Radio Programming", as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59 dated 1 September 1992 and entitled "Implementation of an Employment Equity Policy", the Commission announced that the employment equity practices of broadcasters would be subject to examination by the Commission. In the case of the Corporation, the Commission has reviewed these matters in detail at the public hearing held in connection with the renewal of the CBC's television network licences, and it is satisfied with the Corporation's commitments in this area.
The Commission has noted the concerns expressed in opposing interventions to this application. In its reply, the CBC indicated that it is currently developing a plan for improvement of its signal.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General