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  Ottawa, 3 December 2008
 

Information bulletin

 

Applications processed pursuant to streamlined procedures

  In this public notice, the Commission sets out lists of applications that did not require a public process and that it processed during the period 1 July 2008 to 31 August 2008 pursuant to its streamlined procedures. These applications involve transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings, as well as applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines.

1.

The Commission has streamlined procedures for its consideration of applications that involve transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings, amendments or extensions of deadlines, and that do not require a public process.1 Under these procedures, and on a case-by-case basis, the Commission may approve or deny such an application without first having issued a public notice provided that:
 

a) its examination of the application reveals no significant policy concern; and

 

b) the Commission is convinced that approval or denial would be consistent with its approvals or denials of previous applications.

2.

Where these two conditions are met, the Commission is generally satisfied that a process initiated by a public notice is not required in the public interest and would unnecessarily delay implementation of the transaction contemplated or of other proposals by the applicant.

3.

In the appendices to this public notice, the Commission sets out lists of applications that did not require a public process and that it processed during the period 1 July 2008 to 31 August 2008 pursuant to its streamlined procedures. The list of applications involving transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings is set out in Appendix 1. The list of applications involving amendments or extensions of deadlines is set out in Appendix 2.
  Secretary General
 

Related documents

 
  • A guide to the CRTC processes for broadcasting applications and policy reviews, Broadcasting Circular CRTC 2007-4, 7 June 2007
 
  • Streamlined processes for certain broadcasting applications, Broadcasting Circular CRTC 2006-1, 27 March 2006
 
  • Ownership applications granted approval, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-50, 19 September 2003
  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.
 

Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-114

 

Ownership applications that did not require a public process and that were processed by the Commission from 1 July 2008 to 31 August 2008 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

 
  Licensee

Application number and date of decision

Decision and description of the application
1. Walsh Investments Inc. and Yorkton Broadcasting Company Limited, carrying on business as GX Radio Partnership (collectively GX Radio)

2008-0255-5
2 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the effective control of GX Radio from Brenda and Lyle Walsh to Frederick W. Hill, through the transfer of 89% of the voting interest of the parent corporation of Walsh Investments Inc. and Yorkton Broadcasting Company Limited to Harvard Broadcasting Inc., a corporation controlled by Frederick W. Hill.

GX Radio is the licensee of CJGX Yorkton, and CFGW-FM Yorkton Saskatchewan and its transmitters CFGW-FM-1 Swan River, Manitoba and CFGW-FM-2 Wapella, Saskatchewan.
 

2. Lighthouse Broadcasting Ltd.

2008-0467-6
2 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the effective control of Lighthouse Broadcasting Ltd. (Lighthouse) from Scott Raible to Patrick Lough, through the transfer of all of the issued shares of Lighthouse to Strive Communications Inc., a corporation controlled by Patrick Lough.

Lighthouse is the licensee of the low power Christian music FM radio station CJLT-FM Medicine Hat, Alberta.
 

3. Rogers Communications Inc.

2008-0973-3
8 August 2008

APPROVED - Intra-corporate reorganization, for estate purposes, at the level of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) involving the insertion of a new corporate entity in RCI ownership chain.

RCI owns through subsidiaries various radio, television, specialty services, pay-per-view and video-on-demand services and broadcasting distribution undertakings across Canada.
 

4. 1760791 Ontario Inc.

2008-1008-7
12 August 2008

APPROVED - Change in the ownership structure of 1760791 Ontario Inc. (1760791), through the transfer of all of the issued shares of 1760791 from Neeti P. Ray (67%) and Renu Ray (33%) to The Neeti P. Ray Family Trust. Effective control continues to be exercised by Mr. Neeti P. Ray.

1760791 is authorized to operate CINA Mississauga, Ontario and is the parent corporation of a corporation to be incorporated and authorized to operate CJNR-FM Windsor, Ontario. Licences have not been issued as both stations are not yet in operation.
 

5. Glassbox Television Inc. 2008-0723-2
19 August 2008
APPROVED - Change in the effective control of Glassbox Television Inc. (Glassbox) from a legal control exercised by Jeffrey Elliott to a control exercised by the board of directors of Glassbox.

Glassbox is the licensee of BiteTv, a Category 2 speciatly television service.
 

6. TQS inc. 2008-1135-8
27 August 2008
APPROVED - Change in the ownership structure of TQS Inc. approved in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-129, 26 June 2008. The present change in the ownership structure is accomplished through a multi-step reorganization and affects the ownership of 394724 Canada Inc., TQS's parent corporation. Effective control is not affected and will continue to be exercised by Julien and Maxime Rémillard.
 
 

Appendix 2 to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-114

 

Applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines that did not require a public process and that were processed by the Commission from 1 July 2008 to 31 August 2008 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

 
 

Licensee

Application number and date of decision

Decision and description of the application

1. Canwest Media Inc.

2008-0879-3
14 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the authorized contours of the transmitter CHCA-TV-2 Edmonton, Alberta, authorized in CHCA-TV Red Deer - New transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-168, 8 June 2007.
 
2. Canwest Media Inc.

2008-0880-1
14 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the authorized contours of the transmitter CHCA-TV-1 Calgary, Alberta, authorized in CHCA-TV Red Deer - New transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-168, 8 June 2007 and in CHCA-TV Red Deer -Technical parameters for the Calgary transmitter, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-318, 20 August 2007.
 
3. Bute Inlet Development Corporation

2008-0896-7
14 July 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 16 January 2010 of the time limit to commence operation of the English- and Aboriginal-language Native Type B FM radio programming undertaking authorized in Type B Native radio station in Campbell River, Broadcasting Decision 2007-20, 16 January 2007.
 
4. Telephone City Broadcast Limited

2008-0901-4
14 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the authorized contours of the English-language AM commercial radio programming undertaking CKPC Brantford, Ontario.
 
5. Société de télédiffusion du Québec

2008-0914-7
16 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the authorized contours of the transitional digital television undertaking CIVM-DT Montréal, Quebec.
6. CKUA Radio Foundation

2008-0967-6
29 July 2008

APPROVED - Change in the authorized contours of the transmitter CKUA-FM-3 Medicine Hat, Alberta.
 
7. MusiquePlus inc.

2008-0972-5
29 July 2008

APPROVED - Change the definition of broadcast day for the national French-language specialty programming undertaking MusiquePlus.
 
8. MusiquePlus inc.

2008-0978-3
29 July 2008

APPROVED - Change the definition of broadcast day for the national French-language specialty programming undertaking MusiMax.
 
9. Newcap Inc.

2008-0943-6
5 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 7 October 2008 of the time limit authorized to simulcast the radio programming of CHVO on CHVO-FM Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.
 
10. Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated

2008-0991-5
5 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 9 November 2008 of the deadline to submit an application proposing the use of another FM frequency acceptable to both the Commission and the Department of Industry as required by Licensing of new radio stations to serve Windsor, Ontario, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-101, 9 May 2008.
 
11. CTV Limited

2008-1012-8
6 August 2008

APPROVED - Change in the authorized contours of the transmitter for the English-language commercial AM radio programming undertaking CKST Vancouver, British Columbia.
 
12. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

2008-1039-2
15 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 19 October 2009 of the time limit to commence operation of the French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Télé-Rêve - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-502, 19 October 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.
 
13. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

2008-1040-0
15 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 19 October 2009 of the time limit to commence operation of the French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Chez moi - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-503, 19 October 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.
 
14. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

2008-1041-7
15 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 19 October 2009 of the time limit to commence operation of the French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Canal Justice - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-504, 19 October 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.
 
15. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.

2008-1042-5
15 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 20 October 2009 of the time limit to commence operation of the French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Télé-Vitesse - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2005-505, 20 October 2005. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.
 
16. United Christian Broadcasters Canada

2008-1078-0
27 August 2008

APPROVED - Extension to 3 October 2009 of the time limit to commence operation of the national English-language religious specialty audio service authorized in UCB Canada Radio 1 - Specialty audio service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-570, 3 October 2006.
 

Footnote:
1 In regard to the Commission's streamlined approach for applications involving ownership issues, see Broadcasting Public Notice 2003-50. In regard to the Commission's streamlined approach for applications involving amendments and extensions of deadlines, see Broadcasting Circular 2006-1.