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Decision

Ottawa, 1 November 1995
Decision CRTC 95-797
Corporation Médiatique Teuehikan
Mashteuiatsh (Pointe-Bleue), Quebec - 951265800
New native radio programming undertaking
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region beginning on 18 September 1995, the Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for a Montagnais- and French-language FM radio programming undertaking at Mashteuiatsh (Pointe-Bleue), on the frequency 107.3 MHz, channel 297LP, with an effective radiated power of 50 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 B 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 workload within the Commission.
The Commission notes that the licensee will broadcast 72 hours per week of programming, of which 42 hours will be produced locally and 30 hours will originate from the Société de Communication Attikamekw Montagnais (SOCAM) network. Half of the programming will be in Montagnais and half in French. The licensee is reminded of the requirements for Canadian musical selections set out in the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended, regarding spoken word and Canadian content.
It is a condition of licence that the licensee broadcast no more than an average of 4 minutes of advertising per hour per day, with a maximum of 6 minutes in any given hour, in accordance with the native radio policy for Type B stations.
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 of time is in the public interest, within such further period of time as is 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