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Additional reference : 2009-803-1

Ottawa, 23 December 2009

Notice of hearing

22 February 2010
Gatineau, Quebec
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 27 January 2010

The Commission will hold a hearing on 22 February 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at the Commission Headquarters, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission intends to consider the following applications, subject to interventions, without the appearance of the parties:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

  1. Média de Novo Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2008-0203-4
     
  2. The Single Parent Channel Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1106-7
     
  3. ZoomerMedia Limited, on behalf of itself and on behalf of Christian Channel Inc. and ONE: The Body, Mind and Spirit Channel Inc.
    Across Canada
    Applications Nos. 2009-1222-1, 2009-1223-9, 2009-1224-7
     
  4. MZ Media Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1278-4
     
  5. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1364-1
     
  6. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1365-9
     
  7. Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1366-7
     
  8. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1396-4
     
  9. Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd.
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1482-1
     
  10. FDR Media Group Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1485-5
     
  11. FDR Media Group Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1486-3
     
  12. FDR Media Group Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Across Canada
    Application No. 2009-1487-1
     
  13. Remstar Broadcasting Inc.
    Province of Quebec
    Application No. 2009-1244-5
     
  14. 101142236 Saskatchewan Ltd.
    Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
    Application No. 2009-1409-5
     
  15. Newcap Inc.
    Brooks, Alberta
    Application No. 2009-1220-6

1. Across Canada
Application No. 2008-0203-4

Application by Média de Novo Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language programming undertaking.

The applicant proposes to insert advertising 1) in the local availabilities of non-Canadian programming services distributed by Canadian broadcasting distribution undertakings and 2) subject to agreements with conventional television stations over advertisements on Canadian stations distributed in distant markets.

The applicant also proposes to direct 70% of the revenues derived from the sale of the local availabilities of non-Canadian services to a new fund that it will establish, to be distributed to licensed private Canadian programming undertakings and to fund advanced media research activities.

Applicant’s address:

211 Northcote Place
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 0Y7
Fax: 613-745-4188
E-mail: glenn@gpocorp.com

Examination of application:

Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson
30th Floor
Commodity Exchange Tower
360 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

2. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1106-7

Application by The Single Parent Channel Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as The Single Parent Channel.

The applicant states that the programming would consist of instructional and educational programs on topics such as coping on your own, divorce procedures, what your legal rights are, what you can expect of being a single parent and raising kids on your own. Programming would also include sitcoms, dramas, or movies.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(a), 5(b), 6(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 9, 10, 11 and 13.

Applicant’s address:

9 Moore Avenue
Everett, Ontario
L0M 1J0
Fax: 705-435-3383
E-mail: frogers@bellnet.ca

Examination of application:

27 Victoria Street East
Suite 208
Alliston, Ontario

3. Across Canada
Applications Nos. 2009-1222-1, 2009-1223-9, 2009-1224-7

Applications by ZoomerMedia Limited (ZoomerMedia), on behalf of itself and on behalf of Christian Channel Inc. (CCI) and ONE: The Body, Mind and Spirit Channel Inc. (ONE), for authority to effect a multi-step transaction involving the specialty television programming undertakings Vision TV and One: The Body Mind and Spirit Channel, and the television broadcasting undertakings CHNU-TV Fraser Valley, British Columbia and CIIT-TV Winnipeg, Manitoba, pursuant to subsections 10(4) of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990 and 14(4) of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987.

The applicant also requests a new broadcasting licence to continue the operations of Vision TV under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence.

Vision TV: Canada’s Faith Network/Réseau religieux canadien (Vision TV Network), the current licensee of Vision TV, is also the sole shareholder of CCI, the current licensee of CHNU-TV and CIIT-TV, and, as such, controls them.

In addition, Vision TV Network is the sole shareholder of Vision TV Digital Inc. (Vision TV Digital), which in turn holds a voting interest of 47.22% in ONE, the current licensee of ONE: The Body, Mind and Spirit Channel, and controls it by virtue of a voting trust agreement between ONE’s shareholders.

ZoomerMedia is a public corporation effectively controlled by Mr. Moses Znaimer, who owns directly and indirectly, through his holding company Olympus Management Limited (Olympus), 78.09% of the voting interest of ZoomerMedia.

Following the transaction, Mr. Znaimer will own, directly and indirectly, a 66.28% voting interest in ZoomerMedia, and will continue to exercise effective control.

The Commission notes that the above multi-step transaction is effected pursuant to the terms of the Asset and Share Purchase Agreement (the Agreement) entered into between ZoomerMedia, Vision TV Network, CCI and Vision TV Digital, on 15 June 2009.

The Commission notes that it will consider imposing, through conditions of licence, the minimum requirements regarding the provision of closed captioning, audio-description as well as described video, as determined in Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009.

As contemplated in the Agreement, the parties will, subject to any regulatory approvals, conduct the following proposed multi-step transaction.

ZoomerMedia – Vision TV
Application No. 2009-1222-1

ZoomerMedia will acquire the assets of the specialty television programming undertaking known as Vision TV, from Vision TV Network.

The purchase price for the acquired assets, based on the Agreement, is $17,112,000. ZoomerMedia proposed to spend $1,711,200 in tangible benefits (representing 10% of $17,112,000).

Applicant’s address:

550 Queen Street East
Suite 105
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1V2
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

and

171 East Liberty Street
Suite 230
Toronto, Ontario

Christian Channel Inc. – CHNU-TV and CIIT-TV
Application No. 2009-1223-9

All of the issued and outstanding shares of CCI will be transferred to ZoomerMedia. As a result, effective control of CCI will be exercised by ZoomerMedia.

The purchase price for the acquired shares, based on the Agreement, is $6,000,000. No tangible benefits were proposed; however, ZoomerMedia has committed to fulfil the remaining outstanding tangible benefits associated with these two television stations resulting from the previous transaction approved in Acquisition of assets, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-71, 31 March 2008.

Applicant’s address:

171 East Liberty Street
Suite 230
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3P6
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

550 Queen Street East
Suite 105
Toronto, Ontario

and

Joy TV 10 (CHNU-TV)
5668 – 192 Street
Suite 101
Surrey, British Columbia

and

Offices of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
339 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

ONE: The Body, Mind and Spirit Channel Inc. – ONE: The Body, Mind and Spirit Channel
Application No. 2009-1224-7

All of the issued and outstanding shares of Vision TV Digital will be transferred to ZoomerMedia. As a result, ZoomerMedia will indirectly hold 47.22% of the voting interest in ONE.

The purchase price for the acquired shares, based on the Agreement, is $1,888,000.

ZoomerMedia proposed to spend $188,800 in tangible benefits (representing 10% of $1,888,000).

Applicant’s address:

171 East Liberty Street
Suite 230
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 3P6
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

and

550 Queen Street East
Suite 105
Toronto, Ontario

4. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1278-4

Application by MZ Media Inc. (MZ Media) for authority to transfer all of its issued and outstanding shares from Mr. Moses Znaimer to ZoomerMedia Limited (ZoomerMedia) pursuant to subsections 10(4) of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990 and 10(4) of the Radio Regulations, 1986. The proposed transaction is subject to a favourable decision in regard to applications nos. 2009-1222-1, 2009-1223-9 and 2009-1224-7, which are included in this broadcasting notice of consultation.

MZ Media is the licensee of the radio programming undertakings CFZM Toronto, CFMZ-FM Toronto, CFMX-FM Cobourg and CFMZ-DR-1 Toronto, Ontario, and of the unlaunched specialty television programming undertaking licensed as Classical Digital.

MZ Media is a corporation wholly owned and controlled by Mr. Moses Znaimer. ZoomerMedia is also a corporation controlled by Mr. Znaimer. As a result, the proposed transaction will not affect the effective control of MZ Media.

Licensee’s address:

550 Queen Street East
Suite 105
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1V2
Fax: 416-865-1018
E-mail: application@lbhmedialaw.com

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

and

1 Queen Street
Suite 101
Cobourg, Ontario

5. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1364-1

Application by Astral Broadcasting Group Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Adrenaline.

The applicant states that the programming would consist of action movies and series primarily driven by a fast-paced fictional plot featuring car chases, explosions, special effects, or martial arts. It would also feature occasional magazine-style shows focusing on this genre and its stars.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(c), 7(d), 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant proposes to accept a condition of licence requiring that no more than 25% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week be programs based on science fiction or fantasy themes, in order to remain non-competitive with existing Category 1 or specialty services.

Applicant’s address:

2100 Sainte Catherine Street West
Suite 1000
Montréal, Quebec
H3H 2T3
Fax: 514-939-5098
E-mail: abarin@tv.astral.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

6. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1365-9

Application by Astral Broadcasting Group Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Superstar.

The applicant states that the service would be devoted to romance and that the programming would consist of relationship-themed game shows and magazine style programs featuring romantic vacation resorts. Other programs would explore romantic moments in people’s lives, as well as classic romantic feature films, epic mini-series and made-for-television movies.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

Applicant’s address:

2100 Sainte Catherine Street West
Suite 1000
Montréal, Quebec
H3H 2T3
Fax: 514-939-5098
E-mail: abarin@tv.astral.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

7. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1366-7

Application by Astral Broadcasting Group Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as TV-Time.

The applicant states that its service would be devoted to action and adventure programming. Its program schedule would run the gamut from contemporary action and adventure films and series, to classical westerns, rodeo and western horse shows.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 11, 12 and 13.

Applicant’s address:

2100 Sainte Catherine Street West
Suite 1000
Montréal, Quebec
H3H 2T3
Fax: 514-939-5098
E-mail: abarin@tv.astral.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

8. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1396-4

Application by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, French-language Category 2 specialty digital television programming undertaking to be known as Radio-Canada sports.

The applicant states that its request is consistent with Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services – Regulatory policy, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-100, 30 October 2008, which introduces competition between Canadian services operating in the genres of mainstream sports and mainstream national news.

The applicant also states that it would respect the licence terms specified in Conditions of licence for competitive Canadian specialty services operating in the genres of mainstream sports and national news, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-562, 4 September 2009 (Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2009-562).

The applicant has confirmed its intention to broadcast Canadian amateur and under-represented sports so as to meet the Commission’s expectations as specified in paragraph 33 of Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2009-562.

Applicant’s address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: 613-288-6257
E-mail: regulatoryaffairs@cbc.ca

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

and

1400 René-Lévesque Boulevard East
Montréal, Quebec

9. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1482-1

Application by Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Mainstream Sports.

The applicant states that the programming would be dedicated to all aspects of sports with an emphasis on mainstream Canadian professional sports. The applicant also states that it may provide multiple feeds.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(b), 6(a), 6(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

The applicant states that it would abide by the standard conditions of licence set out in Conditions of licence for competitive Canadian specialty services operating in the genres of mainstream sports and national news, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-562, 4 September 2009.

Applicant’s address:

307 Lakeshore Boulevard East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1C1
Fax: 416-815-5688
E-mail: azimmer@mapleleafsports.com

Examination of application:

50 Bay Street
Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario

10. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1485-5

Application by FDR Media Group Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, niche, third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Bollywood Times HD TV.

The applicant states that the programming would feature mainstream as well as art films not broadcast on other feature film channels. The channel would also promote local talent like singers, dancers, directors, and musicians who want to break into bollywood.

The applicant also states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring that it broadcast, in each broadcast year of the licence term, 100% of the programming in high definition format.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 11 and 13.

The applicant proposes to broadcast 100% of its programming during the broadcast week in the Hindi language.

The applicant requests that, of the 12 minutes of advertising material permitted during each clock hour, it be authorized to broadcast up to 6 minutes of local and regional advertising.

Applicant’s address:

16 Baytree Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
M2L 2G3
Fax: 416-621-3600
E-mail: info@fdrconsultantsgroup.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

11. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1486-3

Application by FDR Media Group Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, niche, third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Desi Hindi HD TV.

The applicant states that the programming would consist of long form documentary, informal education and leisure programs, on-going dramatic series, on-going comedy series, specials, mini-series, made-for-TV feature films, theatrical feature films, animated television programs, music and dance, music video clips and general entertainment catering to the Canadians of South Asian ethnicity and/or speaking the Hindi language.

The applicant also states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring that it broadcast, in each broadcast year of the licence term, 100% of the programming in high definition format.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 11 and 13.

The applicant proposes to broadcast 100% of its programming during the broadcast week in the Hindi language.

The applicant requests that, of the 12 minutes of advertising material permitted during each clock hour, it be authorized to broadcast up to 6 minutes of local and regional advertising.

Applicant’s address:

16 Baytree Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
M2L 2G3
Fax: 416-621-3600
E-mail: info@fdrconsultantsgroup.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

12. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-1487-1

Application by FDR Media Group Inc., on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, niche, third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Mehndi HD TV.

The applicant states that the programming would feature topics of interest to Canadian women of South Asian heritage. Through its programming, the channel would strive to educate the women about socially relevant issues, such as social and cultural integration, beliefs, equality of women in Canadian society, legal rights and obligations, and food habits that could significantly affect health. In addition, the applicant indicates that the channel would strive to entertain the women and their families.

The applicant states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring that it broadcast, in each broadcast year of the licence term, 100% of the programming in high definition format.

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 8(a), 8(c), 9, 10, 11 and 13.

The applicant proposes to broadcast 100% of its programming during the broadcast week in the Hindi language.

The applicant requests that, of the 12 minutes of advertising material permitted during each clock hour, it be authorized to broadcast up to 6 minutes of local and regional advertising.

Applicant’s address:

16 Baytree Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
M2L 2G3
Fax: 416-621-3600
E-mail: info@fdrconsultantsgroup.com

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

13. Province of Quebec
Application No. 2009-1244-5

Application by Remstar Broadcasting Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, French-language Category 2 specialty television programming undertaking to be known as Génération V.

The applicant states that the programming would consist of short programs (40 minutes maximum), the content of which would come from the users. Programming would be of a varied, interactive nature and would be particularly focused on entertainment (fashion, motorcar, technology, opinions).

The applicant proposes to offer programming from the following categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990: 1, 2(a), 2(b), 3, 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant states that it would not devote more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast month to programs from categories 7(a), 7(b) and 8(c).

Applicant’s address:

85 Saint-Paul Street West
Montréal, Quebec
H2Y 3V4
Fax: 514-390-6071
E-mail: public@vtele.ca

Examination of application:

At the applicant’s address

14. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2009-1409-5

Application by 101142236 Saskatchewan Ltd. (101142236 Saskatchewan) for authority to acquire, as part of a corporate reorganization, the assets of the English language radio programming undertakings CHAB, CILG-FM and CJAW-FM Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan from Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. (Golden West).

The applicant also requests new broadcasting licenses to continue the operation of these undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences.

101142236 Saskatchewan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Golden West, which is ultimately controlled by Elmer Hildebrand.

As a result of the transaction, 101142236 Saskatchewan will become the licensee of CHAB, CILG-FM and CJAW-FM.

This transaction will not affect ultimate control of these undertakings, which will continue to be exercised by Elmer Hildebrand.

Applicant’s address:

Box 216
Altona, Manitoba
R0G 0B0
Fax: 204-324-9006
E-mail: ehildebrand@goldenwestradio.com

Examination of application:

1704 Main Street North
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

15. Brooks, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1220-6

Application by Newcap Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-Language commercial FM radio programming undertaking to replace its existing AM radio station CIBQ Brooks.

The new station would operate on frequency 105.7 MHz (channel 289B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 6,600 watts (maximum ERP of 14,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 45.6 metres).

The applicant proposes to maintain its current country music format.

The applicant requests permission to simulcast the programming of the new FM station on CIBQ for a period of three months from the date of implementation of the new station.

The applicant also requests, pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, the revocation of the licence for CIBQ effective at the end of the simulcast period.

The Commission may withdraw this application from the public hearing if it is not advised by the Department of Industry, at least twenty days prior to the hearing, that the application is technically acceptable.

This application requires the issuance of a new licence.

Applicant’s address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-5661
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca

Examination of application:

8-402 – 2nd Avenue West
Brooks, Alberta

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

27 January 2010

The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. The intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.

The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:

  1. I request to appear at the public hearing.
     
  2. I do not want to appear at the public hearing.

Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/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.

Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.

Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, 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.

Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.

In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.

Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the Commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Important notice

All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission’s website. This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.

The personal information that parties 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 website in their entirety exactly as received, 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.

The information that parties 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 web page of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of the Commission’s website with the help of either its own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.

The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission’s website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their interventions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice.

A list of all interventions will also be available on the Commission’s website. An electronic version of all interventions submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission’s website.

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 two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.

Location of Commission offices

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 4B1
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218

Regional offices

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

2220 – 12th Avenue
Suite 620
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
Tel.: 306-780-3422

10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224

580 Hornby Street
Suite 530
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.