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Ottawa, 28 October 2011

Notice of hearing

18 January 2012
Miramichi, New Brunswick
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 28 November 2011

[Submit an intervention/comment/answer or view related documents]

The Commission will hold a hearing commencing on 18 January 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Rodd Miramichi River, 1809 Water Street, Miramichi, New Brunswick to consider the following applications:

Applicant/Licensee and Locality

1.      Newcap Inc.
Miramichi, New Brunswick
Application 2010-1176-7

2.      Miramichi Fellowship Center, Inc.
Miramichi and Blackville, New Brunswick
Application 2011-1243-2

3.      Maritime Broadcasting System Limited
Miramichi, New Brunswick
Application 2011-1270-6

4.      Jean-Yves Roux, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Across Canada
Application 2011-1072-5

5.      Jean-Yves Roux, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Across Canada
Application 2011-1209-4

6.      NGC Channel Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2011-1131-9

7.      Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Across Canada
Application 2011-1196-3

8.      Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Across Canada
Application 2011-1197-1

9.      Hector Broadcasting Company Limited
New Glasgow (Pictou County), Nova Scotia
Application 2011-0350-7

10.  Newcap Inc.
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Application 2009-1541-5

11.  Wasauksing Communications Group
Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario
Application 2011-1044-4

12.  Novus Entertainment Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1195-5

13.  Monica Wasacase, in her capacity as the General Manager of the Radio Station to be known as Kahkewistahaw Radio Station
Broadview, Saskatchewan
Application 2011-0407-5

14.  Cowessess Community Projects Inc.
Cowessess, Saskatchewan
Application 2011-0928-1

15.  Salmo FM Radio Society
Salmo, British Columbia
Application 2011-1119-5

16.  Newcap Inc.
Penticton, British Columbia
Application 2011-1201-0

17.  Newcap Inc.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Application 2011-1202-8

18.  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Kamloops and Kelowna, British Columbia
Applications 2011-1262-2 and 2011-1268-0

Preamble

On 14 June 2011, the Commission issued Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2011-374 and CRTC 2011-375 calling for competing applications for broadcasting licences to provide commercial radio service to Miramichi and Fredericton, New Brunswick, respectively. These calls for applications were issued following the receipt of applications by Newcap Inc.

The Commission did not receive any applications for broadcasting licences to serve the Fredericton area in response to the call for applications. Consequently, the Commission intends to consider, subject to interventions, the application submitted by Newcap Inc. to provide commercial radio service to Fredericton, during the non-appearing phase of the public hearing.

With respect to the call for applications to serve Miramichi, the Commission received two applications for a broadcasting licence to serve the Miramichi area (items 2 and 3). These applications, along with that submitted by Newcap Inc. (item 1) will be considered during the appearing phase of the public hearing.

Items 4 to 18

The Commission intends to consider, subject to interventions, items 4 to 18 during the non-appearing phase of the public hearing.

1.        Miramichi, New Brunswick
Application 2010-1176-7

Application by Newcap Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Miramichi.

The new station would operate on frequency 95.9 MHz (channel 240B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 11,000 watts (maximum effective radiated power of 25,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 85.8 metres).

The applicant proposes a country music format.

Applicant’s address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-5661
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: lemerson@ncc.ca

2.        Miramichi and Blackville, New Brunswick
Application 2011-1243-2

Application by Miramichi Fellowship Center, Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language specialty commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Miramichi with an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Blackville. The applicant currently operates the radio programming undertaking CJFY-FM Blackville and a transmitter in Miramichi. The applicant wishes to replace its current operation with the proposed undertaking.

The new station would operate on frequency 96.5 MHz (channel 243A) with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 820 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain [EHAAT] of 35 metres).

The transmitter in Blackville would operate on frequency 107.7 MHz (channel 299LP) with an ERP of 45 watts (non-directional antenna with an EHAAT of 77 metres).

The applicant proposes to maintain CJFY-FM’s Non-Classic Religious Music format for which a minimum of 70% of its weekly music is drawn from subcategory 35 (non-classic religious).

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

Applicant’s address:

401 Main Street
Blackville, New Brunswick
E9B 1T3
Fax: 506-843-2228
E-mail: johnstewart316@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: johnstewart316@gmail.com

3.        Miramichi, New Brunswick
Application 2011-1270-6

Application by Maritime Broadcasting System Limited for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Miramichi.

The new station would operate on frequency 102.5 MHz (channel 273B) with an effective radiated power of 36,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 103.1 metres).

The applicant is proposing a Country music format.

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

Applicant’s address:

5121 Sackville Street
7th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1K1
Fax: 902-423-2093
E-mail: ccrockett@mbsradio.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: ccrockett@mbsradio.com

4.        Across Canada
Application 2011-1072-5

Application by Jean-Yves Roux, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, French-language specialty Category B service to be known as CNV – CANAL NOUVELLE VISION.

The applicant states that the programming would be devoted mainly to lifestyle, cultures and concerns of different Christian communities as well as intercultural relations within our society, through the broadcasting of entertainment, information, discussion and spiritual teaching.

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

The applicant proposes to draw its programming from the following categories, as set out in item 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 4, 5(a), 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 10, 11(a),11(b), 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant proposes to abide by the following conditions of licence:

  • No more than 15% of all programming broadcast shall be drawn from program category 7(d);

  • No more than 50% of all programming broadcast shall be drawn from each of program categories 8(b) and 8(c). All programs from these categories would consist of Christian music videos only.

Applicant’s address:

2385 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East
Suite 302
Montréal, Quebec
H2B 1T4
Fax: 514-564-4374
E-mail: jyroux77@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: jyroux77@gmail.com

5.        Across Canada
Application 2011-1209-4

Application by Jean-Yves Roux, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate a national English-language specialty Category B service to be known as CHANNEL NEW VICTORY/CNV.

The applicant states that the programming would be devoted mainly to lifestyle, cultures and concerns of different Christian communities as well as intercultural relations within our society, through the broadcasting of entertainment, information, discussion and spiritual teaching.

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

The applicant proposes to draw its programming from the following categories, as set out in item 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 2(a), 2(b), 3, 4, 5(a), 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 8(b), 8(c), 9, 10, 11(a), 11(b), 12, 13 and 14.

The applicant proposes to abide by the following conditions of licence:

  • No more than 15% of all programming broadcast shall be drawn from program category 7(d);

  • No more than 50% of all programming broadcast shall be drawn from each of program categories 8(b) and 8(c). All programs from these categories would consist of Christian music videos only.

Applicant’s address:

2385 Henri-Bourassa Boulevard East
Suite 302
Montréal, Quebec
H2B 1T4
Fax: 514-564-4374
E-mail: jyroux77@gmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: jyroux77@gmail.com

6.        Across Canada
Application 2011-1131-9

Application by NGC Channel Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category B specialty service to be known as NatGeo Wild.

The applicant states that the programming will be devoted to urban and wild landscapes by Canadian and international cinematographers.

The applicant proposes to draw its programming from the following categories as set out in Item 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 2(a), 2(b), 5(b), 7(d), 7(g), 11(a), 11(b), 12 and 13.

The applicant states that it will devote not more than 15% of all programming broadcast in each broadcast month to programs drawn from category 7(d).

The applicant states that 100% of the programming aired during the broadcast day and the overnight period will be closed captioned.

Applicant’s address:

181 Bay Street, Suite 4210
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 2T3
Fax: 416-649-5201
E-mail: charlotte.bell@sjrb.ca
Website to view application: www.shawmedia.ca/about
E-mail to request electronic version of application: Monica.Chohan@sjrb.ca

7.        Across Canada
Application 2011-1196-3

Application by Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language Category B specialty service to be known as Bulb Television.

The applicant states that the programming will consist of innovative conferences, speakers and lectures from top Canadian and international presenters.

The applicant proposes to draw its programming from the following categories, as set out in item 6 of Schedule I of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 2(a), 5(a), 5(b) and 12.

Applicant’s address:

550 Eglinton Avenue West
Suite 23-031
Toronto, Ontario
M5N 3A8
Fax: 647-547-8349
E-mail: ewk@developtv.com
Website to view application: www.developtv.com/television.zip
E-mail to request electronic version of application: ewk@developtv.com

8.        Across Canada
Application 2011-1197-1

Application by Evan Kosiner, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, video-on-demand (VOD) programming undertaking to be known as Bulb Television on Demand.

The applicant states that the programming will consist of innovative conferences, speakers and lectures from top Canadian and international presenters.The programming will be exclusively in the English language.

The applicant committed to abide by the conditions of licence, expectations and encouragement for VOD undertakings set out in Standard requirements for video-on-demand undertakings, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-59, 31 January 2011.

Applicant’s address:

550 Eglinton Avenue West
Suite 23-031
Toronto, Ontario
M5N 3A8
Fax: 647-547-8349
E-mail: ewk@developtv.com
Website to view application: www.developtv.com/ondemand.zip
E-mail to request electronic version of application: ewk@developtv.com

9.        New Glasgow (Pictou County), Nova Scotia
Application 2011-0350-7

Application by Hector Broadcasting Company Limited for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in New Glasgow (Pictou County).

The new station would operate on frequency 97.9 MHz (channel 250C1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 46,720 watts (maximum ERP of 100,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 246.3 metres).

The applicant proposes a mix of Classic Rock and Classic Hits with some Contemporary rock.

Applicant’s address:

84 Provost Street
P.O. Box 519
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
B2H 5E7
Fax: 902-755-2468
E-mail: administration@ckecradio.ca
Website to view application: http://ecfm.ca/newfmapplication

10.    Fredericton, New Brunswick
Application 2009-1541-5

Application by Newcap Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking in Fredericton.

The new station would operate on frequency 93.1 MHz (channel 226B) with an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 150 metres).

The applicant proposes a Contemporary Hit Radio music format.

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

Applicant’s address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-7557
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca
Website to view application: www.ncc.ca

11.    Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario
Application 2011-1044-4

Application by Wasauksing Communications Group for a broadcasting licence to operate an English and Ojibwa language Type B native FM radio programming undertaking in Wasauksing First Nation.

The new station would operate on frequency 91.3 MHz (channel 217A1) with an effective radiated power of 60 watts, with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -1 metre.

The applicant proposes to broadcast 84 hours of station-produced programming during each broadcast week, with a minimum of one hour in the Ojibwa language.

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

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 482
Parry Sound, Ontario
P2A 2X5
Fax: 705-746-4481
E-mail: chrz@vianet.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: chrz@vianet.ca

12.    Toronto, Ontario
Application 2011-1195-5

Application by Novus Entertainment Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve Toronto.

The applicant requests the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of its basic service, the signals of WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV (FOX), and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, New York.

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, on a digital discretionary basis, the non-Canadian services WNYO (MyTV) and WNLO (CW23) Buffalo, New York.

Applicant’s address:

112 - 3rd Avenue East
Suite 300
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5T 1C8
Fax: 604-685-7832
E-mail: donna.robertson@novusnow.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: donna.robertson@novusnow.ca

13.    Broadview, Saskatchewan
Application 2011-0407-5

Application by Monica Wasacase, in her capacity as the General Manager of the Radio Station to be known as Kahkewistahaw Radio Station for a broadcasting licence to operate an English and Native-language low-power Type B native FM radio programming undertaking in Broadview.

The new station would operate on frequency 105.7 MHz (channel 289LP) with an effective radiated power of 50 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 22.7 metres).

The applicant proposes to broadcast 126 hours of station-produced programming during each broadcast week with a minimum of five hours in the Cree and Saulteaux languages.

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

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 609
Broadview, Saskatchewan
S0G 0K0
Fax: 306-696-3201
E-mail: m_wasacase@hotmail.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: m_wasacase@hotmail.com

14.    Cowessess, Saskatchewan
Application 2011-0928-1

Application by Cowessess Community Projects Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English and Cree language Type B FM native radio programming undertaking in Cowessess.

The new station would operate on frequency 98.1 MHz (channel 251LP) with an effective radiated power of 49 watts (effective height of antenna above average terrain of 25 metres).

The applicant proposes to broadcast 126 hours of station-produced programming during each broadcast week, with a minimum of 10 hours in the Cree language.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 100
Cowessess, Saskatchewan
S0G 5L0
Fax: 306-696-3237
E-mail: carol.lavalee@cowessessfn.com
E-mail to request electronic version of application: carol.lavalee@cowessessfn.com

15.    Salmo, British Columbia
Application 2011-1119-5

Application by Salmo FM Radio Society for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language community FM radio programming undertaking in Salmo.

The new station would operate on frequency 91.1 MHz (channel 216A1) with an effective radiated power of 60 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -605 metres).

Salmo FM Radio Society currently operates a developmental community radio station in Salmo, British Columbia. The applicant filed the present application in order to comply with the Commission’s approach for developmental radio stations, as set out in Campus and Community Radio Policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499.

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

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 549
Salmo, British Columbia
V0G 1Z0
E-mail: info@salmo.ca
Website to view application: www.salmofm.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: info@salmo.ca

16.    Penticton, British Columbia
Application 2011-1201-0

Application by Newcap Inc. for authority to acquire from Great Valley Radio Ltd. the assets of the commercial English-language FM radio programming undertaking CIGV-FM Penticton, and its transmitters CIGV-FM-1 Keremeos and CIGV-FM-2 Princeton, British Columbia, known as “The Giant”.

The applicant is also requesting a new licence to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence.

Newcap Inc. is a corporation controlled by Mr. Harold R. Steele.

The purchase price for the transaction, pursuant to the terms of the Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement, is $2,000,000. The applicant does not propose tangible benefits on the basis of specific circumstances such as the unprofitability of the undertaking for the past three years. Should the Commission require tangible benefits, the applicant would propose a benefit package representing 6% of the value of the transaction.

It appears to the Commission that the current licensee may have failed to comply with section 15 of the Radio Regulations, 1986, relating to Canadian content development (CCD) contributions, for the 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 broadcast years.

Newcap Inc. indicated that, should its application be approved, it will make the necessary payment representing the shortfall to CCD for these broadcast years.

Applicant’s address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-5661
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: lemerson@ncc.ca

17.    Kelowna, British Columbia
Application 2011-1202-8

Application by Newcap Inc. for authority to acquire from Sun Country Radio Ltd. the assets of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CKKO-FM Kelowna.

The applicant is also requesting a new licence to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence.

Newcap Inc. is a corporation controlled by Mr. Harold R. Steele.

The purchase price for the transaction, pursuant to the terms of the Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement, is $5,000,000. The applicant proposed a tangible benefits package representing 6% of the value of the transaction to be paid over a seven-year period.

Applicant’s address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902-468-5661
E-mail: dmurray@ncc.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: lemerson@ncc.ca

18.    Kamloops and Kelowna, British Columbia
Applications 2011-1262-2 and 2011-1268-0

Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language FM radio programming undertaking in Kamloops.

The proposed FM station would replace the CBC’s existing rebroadcasting transmitter of CBTK-FM Kelowna and continue to broadcast programming received from the CBC’s national Radio One network. Additionally, the proposed undertaking would provide a minimum of 12 hours and 30 minutes in each broadcast week of local programming originating in Kamloops which would consist of a mix of local, national and international news, up-to-date weather forecasts and road conditions, sports coverage, interviews and short documentaries.

In this application, the CBC also requests the addition of the following rebroadcasting transmitters associtated with CBTK-FM Kelowna to the licence of the new Kamloops station:

  • CBKM Blue River

  • CBXA Mica Dam

  • CBTO-FM Revelstoke

  • CBUS-FM 100 Mile House

  • CBKZ Clearwater

  • CBYZ-FM Vavenby

  • CBUH-FM Chase

  • CBUC-FM Salmon Arm

  • CBYO-FM Barriere

  • CBTF-FM Falkland

  • CBYE-FM Logan Lake

  • CBUU Clinton

  • CBKS Cache Creek

  • CBUL Lillooet

  • CBWA Ashcroft

  • CBTY-FM Lytton

  • CBRN-FM Northbend

  • CBUP Merrit

  • CBRL Williams Lake

  • CBYU-FM Alexis Creek

  • CBTG Gold Bridge

  • CBKN Shalath

  • CBRZ Bralorne

All technical parameters for the new originating station and transmitters will remain unchanged.

Subject to approval of the above application (2011-1268-0), the CBC also proposes to amend the broadcasting licence of the radio programming undertaking CBTK-FM Kelowna by deleting the rebroadcasting transmitters listed above as well as CBYK-FM Kamloops (2011-1262-2).

Applicant’s address:

181 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1K9
Fax: 613-288-6257
E-mail: regulatoryaffairs@cbc.ca
E-mail to request electronic version of application: regulatoryaffairs@cbc.ca

Procedure

Deadline for interventions or answers

28 November 2011

The new Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277 (the Rules of Procedure), set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions and answers of respondents, the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure, and the conduct of the public hearing. Accordingly, the procedure set out below must be read in conjunction with the Rules of Procedure and its accompanying documents, which can be found on the Commission’s website under “CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.”

An intervention or an answer from a respondent must be filed with the Commission and served on the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. An answer from a respondent must also be served on any other respondent.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be filed with, not merely sent to, the Commission by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. The Commission takes no responsibility for postal delays and will not notify a party whose submission is received after the deadline date. Late submissions will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public file.

The intervention or answer 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.

The applicant, respondents and interveners are permitted to coordinate, organize and file, in a single submission, interventions of other interested persons who share their position but do not wish to appear at the hearing as a “Joint Supporting Intervention.” More information on how to do so and a template for the covering letter to be filed by the parties can be found in Changes to certain practices for filing interventions – Expansion of filing practices to include the filing of joint supporting comments for broadcasting policy proceedings, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-28-1, 10 December 2010.

Interventions and answers will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to parties, provided the procedures set out in the Rules of Procedure and this notice have been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.

Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission by only one of the following means:

by using the
[Intervention/comment/answer form]

or

by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2

or

by fax at
819-994-0218

A true copy of each intervention or answer from a respondent must be sent to the applicant and, in the case of a respondent to an application, to any other respondent.

The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents, 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 was completed. The sender must keep proof of the sending and the receipt of the document for 180 days after the day on which it is filed.

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 altered during electronic transmission.

Interventions and answers must 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 or answers are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary. Parties requiring communication support must state their request on the first page of their intervention. Only those parties whose requests to appear have been granted will be contacted by the Commission and invited to appear at the public hearing.

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 designated confidential, 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 parties and interested persons to monitor the record of the proceeding, available on the Commission’s website, for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their submissions.

Examination of documents

An electronic version of the applications is available on the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice. It is also available from the applicants, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants at their email addresses, provided above.

A list of all interventions and answers will also be available on the Commission’s website. The list is accessible by selecting “View all proceedings open for comment” from the “Public Proceedings” section of the Commission’s website and clicking on the “Interventions/Answers” link associated with this notice.

Documents are also available during normal office hours 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

360 Main Street
Suite 970
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 3Z3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
Fax: 204-983-6317

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

403 – 4th Avenue South-West
Suite 100
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3N2
Tel.: 403-292-6660
Fax: 403-292-6686

858 Beatty Street
Suite 290
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1C1
Tel.: 604-666-2111
Fax: 604-666-8322

Secretary General