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Additional reference: 2010-497-1 and 2010-497-2

Ottawa, 22 July 2010

Notice of hearing

20 September 2010
Location to be determined
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 23 August 2010

The Commission will hold a hearing commencing 20 September 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at a location to be determined at a later date, to consider the following applications.

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

Applicant and Locality

1. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application No. 2009-1439-2

2. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2009-1434-2

3. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1417-8

4. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Edmonton, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1422-7

5. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1423-5

6. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Lethbridge, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1428-5

7. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Red Deer, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1433-4

8. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1418-6

9.  Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1419-4

10. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Courtenay/Comox/Powell River, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1420-2

11. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Duncan, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1421-9

12. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Kamloops, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1424-3

13. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Kelowna, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1425-1

14. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Langford, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1427-7

15. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1429-3

16. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
New Westminster, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1430-1

17. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Penticton, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1431-8

18. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Prince George, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1432-6

19.  Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Vancouver (North and West), British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1435-0

20. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Vancouver (Richmond), British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1436-8

21. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
Victoria, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1437-6

22. Shaw Cablesystems Limited
White Rock, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1438-4

23. Videon Cablesystems Inc.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application No. 2009-1440-0

24. Videon Cablesystems Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1441-7

25. Novus Entertainment Inc.
Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1606-7

1. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application No. 2009-1439-2

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Winnipeg, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  •  The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device.

  •   The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  •   The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  •   The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

22 Scurfield Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3Y 1S5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

2. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application No. 2009-1434-2

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Saskatoon, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  •   The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  •  The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  •  The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  •  The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010.  The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

2326 Hanselman Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7L 5Z3
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

3. Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1417-8

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Calgary, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  •  The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010.  The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

630 – 3rd Avenue South West
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 4L4
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 4. Edmonton, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1422-7

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Edmonton, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

      The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

10450 – 178th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1S2
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

5. Fort McMurray, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1423-5

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Fort McMurray, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  •  The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

200-208 Beacon Hill Drive
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2R1
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 6. Lethbridge, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1428-5

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Lethbridge, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor.

  •  The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

1232 – 3rd Avenue
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0J9
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 7. Red Deer, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1433-4

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Red Deer, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

4761 – 62nd Street
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 2R4
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

8. Chilliwack, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1418-6

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Chilliwack, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

180 Briar Avenue
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2B 1C1
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

9275 Nowell Street
Chilliwack, British Columbia

9. Coquitlam, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1419-4

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Coquitlam, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

900-1067 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

1820 Kingsway Avenue
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

10. Courtenay/Comox/Powell River, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1420-2

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Courtenay/Comox/Powell River, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

4316 Boban Drive
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 6A7
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

1591 McPhee Avenue
Courtenay, British Columbia

11. Duncan, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1421-9

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Duncan, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor.

  • The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

4316 Boban Drive
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 6A7
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 12. Kamloops, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1424-3

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Kamloops, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

    • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

180 Briar Avenue
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2B 1C1
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 13. Kelowna, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1425-1

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Kelowna, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

2350 Hunter Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1X 7H6
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 14. Langford, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1427-7

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Langford, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs.

  • The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

861 Cloverdale Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
V8X 4S7
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

15. Nanaimo, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1429-3

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Nanaimo, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

4316 Boban Drive
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 6A7
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

16. New Westminster, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1430-1

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving New Westminster, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

900-1067 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

10445 – 138th Street
Surrey, British Columbia

17. Penticton, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1431-8

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Penticton, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.
  •  The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

2350 Hunter Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1X 7H6
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

18. Prince George, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1432-6

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Prince George, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

2519 Queensway Street
Prince George, British Columbia
V2L 1N1
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

19. Vancouver (North and West), British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1435-0

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Vancouver (North and West), expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.
  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

900-1067 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

20. Vancouver (Richmond), British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1436-8

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Vancouver (Richmond), expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

900-1067 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

21. Victoria, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1437-6

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Victoria, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.

  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.

  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

861 Cloverdale Avenue
Victoria, British Columbia
V8X 4S7
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

22. White Rock, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1438-4

Application by Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving White Rock, expiring 30 November 2010.

Shaw requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  •  The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.
  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Shaw further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Shaw are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Shaw requests the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Shaw’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

900-1067 West Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3T5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

10445 – 138th Street
Surrey, British Columbia

23. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application No. 2009-1440-0

Application by Videon Cablesystems Inc. (Videon) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Winnipeg, expiring 30 November 2010.

Videon requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.
  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Videon further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Videon are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Videon requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Videon’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

22 Scurfield Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3Y 1S5
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

24. Edmonton, Alberta
Application No. 2009-1441-7

Application by Videon Cablesystems Inc. (Videon) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Edmonton, expiring 30 November 2010.

Videon requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, a special programming service consisting of ethnic and multicultural programs. The licensee shall not distribute as part of this special programming service any commercial message other than sponsorship credits combining no more than a logo, name, address, telephone number and type of activity or profession of the sponsor. The sponsorship credits may contain sound and/or visual images, whether moving or fixed. The sponsorship credits shall have no purpose other than to acknowledge, in a concise and direct manner, the sponsor’s contribution and shall at no time constitute a detailed description or promotional device. The Commission reminds the licensee that no paid public service announcements may be distributed as part of this special programming service, other than those whose content conforms to the above-stated description of a permissible sponsorship credit.
  • The licensee will devote not less than 35% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming. Further, the licensee will devote from 35% to 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television groups, according to requests.
  • The licensee commits to holding an annual meeting in each system to solicit local and access programming ideas.
  • The licensee commits to holding a minimum of four training sessions per year in each system in order to increase the participation of volunteers involved with the community channel.

Videon further requests the deletion of the following condition of licence:

  • The licensee shall submit monthly reports confirming that the sponsorship messages distributed on its community channel comply with the provisions of section 27(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations).

The monthly compliance reports relating to sponsorship messages on the community channels submitted by Videon are available on the Commission’s website. Links to the reports can be found under the section Annual reports filed by licensees, which can be accessed from the Broadcasting Sector homepage.

Finally, Videon requests an amendment to and the deletion of other conditions of licence, details of which are available in the application.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Videon’s community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with sections 29 and 29.2 of the Regulations concerning monthly payments to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for the period September 2009 to February 2010. The Commission notes that the licensee has now made the necessary monthly payments. The Commission intends to inquire into this matter at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

10450 – 178th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1S2
Fax: 613-688-6799
E-mail: michael.ferras@sjrb.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

25. Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
Application No. 2009-1606-7

Application by Novus Entertainment Inc. (Novus) to renew the Class 1 broadcasting licence for its terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) serving Metro Vancouver, expiring 30 November 2010.

Novus requests the addition of the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee, as a distributor of its own community programming on the community channel and having less than 20,000 subscribers on August 31, 2009, is relieved from the requirement of section 29(5) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations from making a contribution to Canadian programming that is the greater of

(a)    5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year, less any contribution to local expression made by the licensee in that year; and

(b)   3% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in that broadcast year,

and will be permitted to devote 5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year to local expression which can be 100% satisfied by the distribution of its own community programming on its own community channel until it has 20,000 or more subscribers on August 31st of two consecutive fiscal years. Section 29(5) will then govern the licensee’s contributions for the following broadcast year.

  • The licensee is relieved from the requirement of section 29.1(1) to make a contribution of 1.5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year to Canadian programming, as a contribution to be made to the Local Programming Improvement Fund, until it has 20,000 or more subscribers on August 31st of two consecutive fiscal years. Section 29.1(1) will then govern the licensee’s contribution for the following broadcast year.

In Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs, at the time of their licence renewals, conditions of licence relating to described video. Furthermore, the Commission stated that it would consider imposing conditions of licence on BDUs relating to customer service if such requirements are necessary to achieve the Commission’s objectives. Additionally, conditions of licence relating to closed captioning and audio description could be applied to Novus’ community channel to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities.

It appears to the Commission that the licensee, during the current licence term, may have failed to comply with an order pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act concerning the distribution of a mandatory service, namely, The Accessible Channel. Specifically, the licensee has confirmed distribution of The Accessible Channel only as of May 2010, although Distribution order 2007-1, appended to New digital specialty described video programming undertaking; Licence amendments; Issuance of various mandatory orders, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-246, 24 July 2007, required its distribution as of 29 March 2009 (the service launched on 29 January 2009).

It also appears to the Commission that the licensee may have failed to comply with section 22 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations concerning the distribution of three campus radio stations, namely, CJSF-FM Burnaby, CITR-FM Vancouver, and the campus radio station serving Burnaby operated by B.C.I.T. Radio Society. The Commission notes that the licensee has confirmed distribution of these stations as of April/May 2010, although they have been in operation for several years.

The Commission intends to inquire into these matters at the hearing.

Licensee’s address:

Suite 300 – 112 East 3rd Avenue
Vancouver, British Colombia
V5T 1C8
Fax: 604-638-9595
E-mail: donna.robertson@novusnow.ca

Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address

 

Public participation

Deadline for interventions

23 August 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.

Parties may participate from the Commission’s regional offices via videoconferencing. Parties interested in doing so are asked to indicate the regional office where they wish to appear at the time they file their comments. A list of the Commission’s regional offices is included in this notice.

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
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
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General