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Decision

Ottawa, 2 October 1995
Decision CRTC 95-702
Attawapiskat First Nation Education Authority
Attawapiskat, Ontario - 950694000
New native radio programming undertaking
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 17 July 1995, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for an English-and Native-language FM radio programming undertaking at Attawapiskat on the frequency 107.1 MHz, channel 296LP, 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 this decision and in the licence to be issued.
The licence term granted herein, while less than the maximum of seven years permitted by the Broadcasting Act, will enable the Commission to consider the next licence renewal of this undertaking in accordance with the Commission's regional plan for Native radio undertakings across Canada and to better distribute the Commission's workload.
The Commission notes that this station will broadcast 60 hours per week of local programming, of which approximately 20 hours will be in the Cree language. 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 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 applicant, 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 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 Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that a Broadcasting Certificate will be issued.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General