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  Decision CRTC 2000-194

  Ottawa, 9 June 2000

  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sudbury, Ontario – 199916243

  9 May 2000 Public Hearing
in Kingston

  New French-language FM radio programming undertaking


The Commission approves the application for a broadcasting licence for a French-language FM radio programming undertaking at Sudbury. As proposed, the new FM station will operate on the frequency 90.9 MHz, channel 215B, with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts.


The licensee will provide Sudbury residents with the programming of CBFX-FM (la Chaîne culturelle) and will broadcast a minimum of 20 minutesper week of local programming, consisting mostly of calendars of cultural events.


The Commission acknowledges the interventions received in support of this application.


Subject to the requirements of this decision, the Commission will issue a licence expiring 31 August 2006. This licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.


The licence will be subject to the following conditions:

  • 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.

  • that it ensure that 50% or more of the category 2 music selections broadcast each broadcast month be Canadian.
  • that 20% or more of the category 3 music selections broadcast each broadcast month be Canadian, and that these selections be scheduled in a reasonable manner throughout the broadcast day.
  • 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.


The licence will only be issued and effective when the new station is ready to begin operation. When the licensee has completed construction and is prepared to commence operation, it must advise the Commission in writing. If the station is not constructed and ready to operate within 12 months of today’s date, extensions to this time frame may be granted provided that the licensee applies in writing to the Commission before the 12-month period or any extension of that period expires.


The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that this application is conditionally technically acceptable. The Department will only issue a broadcasting certificate once it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.


In accordance with section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission will only issue the licence and grant the authority to operate when it receives notification from the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met, and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

  Secretary General
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