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Letter

Ottawa, 15 February 2012 

Mr. Prabha Selvadurai
President and CEO
WorldBand Media Inc.
1550 – 16th Avenue
Building F, Suite 200
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B 3K9

Sent by E-mail: sprabha@worldbandmedia.com

Re: 2011-1657-5 Toronto, Ontario

Dear Mr. Selvadurai:

The panel of the Commissioners presiding over the Toronto hearing (the Panel) has examined the comments provided in your letter dated 12 February 2012 addressed to the Secretary General.

Upon further review, the Panel considers that, on a strict interpretation of question 2.2 of Appendix 2A of the Commission’s application form, WorldBand Inc. did provide the information requested regarding the shareholders of the parent company, as the application form allows the filing of the shareholders holding less than 10% of the voting shares of a corporation as a group “Canadian shareholders” and “Non-Canadian shareholders”. The Panel notes that these statements, however, remain insufficient to assess whether the proposed licensee and its holding company qualify as Canadians, as defined in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians). In order to make this determination, WorldBand would need to provide supporting evidence (not just a statement from the applicant) for at least 80% of the shareholders holding voting shares in a corporation (e.g. corporate documents for shareholders that are not individuals and the residential address of individuals).

The Panel notes that the information about the CEO and the draft copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation for the proposed licensee remains incomplete, but that these are relatively minor deficiencies.

Given this assessment, the Panel has determined that the application is in fact substantially complete in that the minimum information required by the application form was provided and that any deficiencies can be resolved through questions from Commission staff. Consequently, your application will be retained and considered as part of the Toronto competitive applications process.

Should you require further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact Lyne Cape, Manager, Radio Policy and Applications, by telephone at 819-997-9383 or by e-mail at lyne.cape@crtc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,

Original signed by

John Traversy,
Secretary General

 

c.c. Pierre-Louis Smith – pl.smith@rogers.com