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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-109

  Ottawa, 25 November 2008
  Notice of consultation
  Applications received
Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 5 January 2009
  The Commission has received the following applications:
 

Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality
 

1.

VisionTV: Canada's Faith Network/Réseau religieux canadien
Across Canada
Application No. 2008-1457-6
 

2.

Tiessen Media Inc.
Cochrane, Alberta
Application No. 2008-1389-1


 
1. Across Canada
Application No. 2008-1457-6
  Application by VisionTV: Canada's Faith Network/Réseau religieux canadien (VisionTV) to amend the licence of the national, multifaith, specialty programming undertaking known as VisionTV.
  The licensee proposes to remove conditions of licence (COL) 4 and 5, noted below, in order to bring the requirements of its Board of Directors up to date with the current trends in broadcast regulation.
 

4. The Board of Directors of VisionTV shall consist of a minimum of nine members and a maximum of twelve members, and shall include representatives of at least three of the following world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Bahai, Native Spirituality, Sikhism, Unitarianism and Zoroastrianism.

 

5. The licensee shall ensure that, with respect to members of the Board of Directors, no more than two new or replacement directors shall have backgrounds that reflect a subdivision or denomination of any one world religion, or shall share a single faith perspective.

  It also proposes to amend condition of licence 6, related to the Mosaic Program Management Group (MPMG). VisionTV is proposing to replace the current MPMG COL which they consider to be outdated.
  Current COL:
 

6. The licensee shall maintain over the licence term a Mosaic Program Management Group with the terms of reference, membership and mandate set out on page 15 of the original application for a licence dated 30 April 1987.

  Current Terms of Reference:
  Page 15 of original application dated 30 April 1987
  Mosaic Program Management Group
The Mosaic Program Management Group is a structure designed to deal with matters of policy and action pertaining to Mosaic programming, scheduling and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Program Practices.
  The terms of reference for this group are:
 

1. The Membership of the group will be composed of:

 

(a) a representative of each qualifying faith group or religious entity purchasing time on the service; and

 

(b) the Executive Producer of Cornerstone, and the Director of the Mosaic Services.

 

2. The Mandate shall be to:

 

(a) advise on matters of program balance, ensuring that no one faith perspective or group of faith perspectives dominates the service unfairly, and ensuring a balance in the Mosaic program day with respect to program styles and content;

 

(b) advise on matters of network philosophy, mission and identity, as well as long-term goals and plan;

 

(c) advise on matters of the Code of Ethics and Program Practices, ensuring adherence to the Code within the Mosaic program sector;

 

(d) advise on matters of policy respecting the Cornerstone program service through representation on the Program Committee;

 

(e) nominate three people to serve on the Board of Directors who are eminent Canadians experienced in business, broadcasting or the social services;

 

(f) nominate three representatives to each of the Program, Finance and Personnel Committees.

  To be replaced with:
 

6. The licensee shall maintain over the licence term a Mosaic Program Management Group with the terms of reference, membership and mandate set out in Appendix 1.

  Proposed Appendix 1 to Vision licence
  Mosaic Program Management Group
The Mosaic Program Management Group is a structure designed to deal with matters of policy and action pertaining to Mosaic programming, scheduling and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Program Practices.
  The terms of reference for this group are:
 

1. The Membership of the group will be composed of representatives of faith groups or religious entities purchasing time on the service.

 

2. The Mandate shall be to:

 

(a) advise on matters of program balance, ensuring that no one faith perspective or group of faith perspectives dominates the service unfairly, and ensuring a balance in the Mosaic program schedule over the broadcast year with respect to program styles and content;

 

(b) advise on matters of network philosophy, mission and identity, as well as long-term goals and plan;

 

(c) advise on matters of the Code of Ethics and Program Practices, ensuring adherence to the Code within the Mosaic program sector; and

 

(d) advise management on relevant developments within specific faith communities served by the members of the group.

  Licensee's address:

171 East Liberty Street
Suite 230
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3P6
Fax: 416-368-9774
E-Mail: gbuck@mccarthy.ca 
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
2. Cochrane, Alberta
Application No. 2008-1389-1
  Application by Tiessen Media Inc. to amend the licence of the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CFIT-FM Airdrie and its transmitter CFIT-FM-1 Cochrane.
  The licensee proposes to change the frequency of its Cochrane transmitter CFIT-FM-1 from 95.3 MHz (channel 237A1) to 91.5 MHz (channel 218A1). In addition, the licensee proposes to increase the effective height of antenna above average terrain from - 42 metres to 135 metres.
  The licensee states that this amendment is for enhanced coverage in Cochrane. It is noted that the proposed 0.5 mV/m contour would enter slightly into the Calgary limits, however, the 3 mV/m contour would fall outside of the city limits and is only slightly larger than the current coverage.
  Applicant's address:

Box 1696
Okotoks, Alberta
T1S 1B6
Fax: 403-945-0277
E-Mail: jamie@tiessenmedia.com
  Examination of application:

Town of Cochrane
101 Ranchehouse Road
Cochrane, Alberta
 

Public Participation

 

Deadline for Interventions/Comments

 

5 January 2009

  The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.
  Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.
  Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:
 

by using the
[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

 

or

 

by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

 

or

 

by fax at
819-994-0218

  A true copy must be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Before initiating service through electronic mode, please ensure that you will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
  Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.
  Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's Web site at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's Web site. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.
  The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's Web site in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
  Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the Webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our Website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.
  Examination of Documents
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's Web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's Web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's Web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: 819-997-2429
Toll free Telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: 514-283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: 416-952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: 204-983-6306 - TDD: 204-983-8274
Fax: 204-983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: 306-780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: 780-495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: 604-666-2111 - TDD: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
  This document is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site: http://www.crtc.gc.ca

Date Modified:2008-11-25