Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-383

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Additional references: 2014-383-1

Ottawa, 23 July 2014

Notice of hearing

25 September 2014
Gatineau, Quebec

Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 22 August 2014

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

The Commission will hold a hearing on 25 September 2014 at 9:00 a.m., at the Commission Headquarters, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission intends to consider the following applications, subject to interventions, without the appearance of the parties:

Applicant/Licensee and Locality

  1. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
    Across Canada
    Application 2013-1757-9
  2. FAQ.TV Corp.
    Across Canada
    Application 2014-0343-5
  3. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
    Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, and their surrounding areas, New Brunswick; Halifax and its surrounding areas, Nova Scotia; St. John’s and its surrounding areas, Newfoundland and Labrador
    Application 2013-1754-5
  4. Radio Acadie ltée
    Caraquet, New Brunswick
    Application 2014-0229-7
  5. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
    Gatineau, Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, and their surrounding areas, Quebec
    Application 2013-1756-1
  6. Radio Ryerson Inc.
    Toronto, Ontario
    Application 2014-0149-7
  7. Dufferin Communications Inc.
    Village of Brechin and Township of Ramara, Ontario
    Application 2014-0227-1
  8. Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Brampton, Ontario
    Application 2014-0237-0
  9. 768812 Ontario Inc.
    Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
    Application 2014-0240-4
  10. Clear Sky Radio Inc.
    Strathmore, Alberta
    Application 2013-1293-3
  11. AEBC Internet Corp.
    Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, St. Albert, Fort McMurray, Airdrie, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Stony Plain, Leduc, Sylvan Lake, Chestermere, Strathmore and Beaumont, and their surrounding areas, Alberta
    Application 2014-0344-3
  12. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
    Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Leduc, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Spruce Grove, and their surrounding areas, Alberta; Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, and their surrounding areas, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg and its surrounding areas, Manitoba
    Application 2013-1753-7
  13. Gill Broadcasting Ltd.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Application 2013-1810-6
  14. UMFM Campus Radio Inc.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Applications 2014-0357-6 and 2014-0418-6
  15. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
    Abbotsford, Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Victoria, and their surrounding areas, British Columbia
    Application 2013-1755-3
  16. AEBC Internet Corp.
    Greater Victoria, Okanagan Valley, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Courtenay, Duncan, Whistler and Powel River, and their surrounding areas, British Columbia
    Application 2014-0345-1
  17. Columbia Electoral Area A Television Rebroadcasting Society
    Moberly, British Columbia
    Application 2014-0572-0

1. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Across Canada
Application 2013-1757-9

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national video-on-demand (VOD) service.

The applicant proposes to offer predominantly English-language programming, but intends to also offer French-language programming, as well as programming in a variety of South Asian languages as it becomes available.

The programming would be drawn from all the program categories set out in Definitions for television program categories, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-808, 1 November 2010.

The applicant confirmed that it would adhere to the standard conditions of licence for VOD undertakings set out in Standard requirements for video-on-demand undertakings – Provision of an outlet for local expression, measures to control the loudness of commercial messages and annual filing of aggregate statistical data, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-59-1, 8 May 2012, as amended from time to time by the Commission.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing held on 13 May 2014 (Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-102, 6 March 2014) but was withdrawn to be rescheduled at a later date.

The Commission will consider the interventions already accepted and filed on the public file for the 13 May 2014 public hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: info@vmedia.ca   
Website to view application: www.vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: info@vmedia.ca   

2. FAQ.TV Corp.
Across Canada
Application 2014-0343-5

Application by FAQ.TV Corp. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, English-language specialty Category B service to be known as FAQ.TV.

The applicant states that the programming would be devoted to programs that offer Canadians an interactive television experience and provide access to detailed step-by-step instructions, in-depth demonstrations and tips for self-directed projects, and answers to “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) posed by viewers.

The applicant proposes to offer programming drawn from the following program categories set out in Item 6 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, as amended from time to time: 2(a), 2(b), 5(a), 5(b), 7(a), 7(b), 7(c), 7(d), 7(e), 7(f), 7(g), 8(a), 11(a), 11(b), 12, 13 and 14.
The applicant also proposes the following condition of licence:

Not more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast week shall be drawn from program categories 7(a) through 7(g) combined.

Applicant’s address:

203-66 Muriel Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 4E1
Email: application@lbhmedialaw.com
Website to view application: www.faq.tv
Email to request electronic version of application: application@lbhmedialaw.com

3. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John, and their surrounding areas, New Brunswick; Halifax and its surrounding areas, Nova Scotia; St. John’s and its surrounding areas, Newfoundland and Labrador
Application 2013-1754-5

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WBZ-TV (CBS), WHDH-TV (NBC), WCVB-TV (ABC), WFXT-TV (FOX) and WGBH-TV (PBS) Boston, Massachusetts, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the approved first set of U.S. 4+1 signals and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing held on 13 May 2014 (Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-102, 6 March 2014) but was withdrawn to be rescheduled at a later date.

The Commission will consider the interventions already accepted and filed on the public file for the 13 May 2014 public hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

4. Radio Acadie ltée
Caraquet, New Brunswick
Application 2014-0229-7

Application by Radio Acadie ltée to convert its French-language commercial radio station CJVA Caraquet from the AM to the FM band.

The station would operate on frequency 94.1 MHz (channel 231B) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 17,000 watts (maximum ERP of 28,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 65.7 metres).

The applicant proposes to modify the station’s current music format to include musical selections from the 1970s to the 1990s, with some occasional selections from the 1960s.

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

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

This application requires the issuance of a new licence.

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:

270 Douglas Avenue
Suite 301
Bathurst, New Brunswick
E2A 1M9
Fax: 506-546-6611
Email: admin@ckle.fm  
Email to request electronic version of application: admin@ckle.fm  

5. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Gatineau, Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, and their surrounding areas, Quebec
Application 2013-1756-1

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

For Montréal, Québec, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, and their surrounding areas, the applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WCAX-TV (CBS) Burlington, Vermont; WPTZ-TV (NBC) Plattsburgh, New York; WVNY-TV (ABC) and WFFF-TV (FOX) Burlington, Vermont; and WETK-TV (PBS) Colchester, Vermont, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

For Gatineau and its surrounding areas, the applicant requested the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV-TV (FOX) and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, New York, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing held on 13 May 2014 (Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-102, 6 March 2014) but was withdrawn to be rescheduled at a later date.

The Commission will consider the interventions already accepted and filed on the public file for the 13 May 2014 hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

6. Radio Ryerson Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application 2014-0149-7

Application by Radio Ryerson Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a low-power, English-language community-based campus AM radio station in Toronto.

The station would operate on frequency 1,280 KHz with daytime and night-time transmitter power of 100 watts.

The applicant proposes to broadcast a minimum of 120 hours of local programming per broadcast week.

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:

55 Gould Street
Suite SCC-201
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1E9
Fax: 416-979-5246
Email: admin@thescopeatryerson.ca  
Website to view application: www.thescopeatryerson.ca   
Email to request electronic version of application: admin@thescopeatryerson.ca

7. Dufferin Communications Inc.
Village of Brechin and Township of Ramara, Ontario
Application 2014-0227-1

Application by Dufferin Communications Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in the village of Brechin and the Township of Ramara.

The station would operate on frequency 96.9 MHz (channel 245B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 8,900 watts (maximum ERP of 25,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 88 metres).

The applicant proposes an Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary 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:

5312 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M9B 1B3
Fax: 416-233-8617
Email: carmela@evanovradio.com
Website to view application: www.evanovradio.com
Email to request electronic version of application: carmela@evanovradio.com

8. Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Brampton, Ontario
Application 2014-0237-0

Application by Neeti P. Ray, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated,for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial AM radio station in Brampton.

The station would operate on frequency 1,350 KHz (channel C) with a transmitter power of 450 watts daytime and 55 watts night-time (non-directional antenna).

The applicant proposes a News/Talk format.

The applicant states that it would devote up to 39% of each broadcast week to third-language programming.

The applicant also states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 10 distinct cultural groups in a minimum of 6 different languages per broadcast week.

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:

1515 Britannia Road East
Suite 315
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 4K1
Fax: 905-795-9030
Email: neetiray@gmail.com
Email to request electronic version of application: neetiray@gmail.com

9. 768812 Ontario Inc.
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Application 2014-0240-4

Application by 768812 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate a terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve the above-noted location.

The applicant requests the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, as part of the basic service, WIVB-TV (CBS), WGRZ-TV (NBC), WKBW-TV (ABC), WUTV-TV (FOX), and WNED-TV (PBS) Buffalo, New York, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included on the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

128 Larch Street
Suite 502
Sudbury, Ontario
P3E 5J8
Fax: 705-675-0404
Email: regulatory@vianet.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: regulatory@vianet.ca

10. Clear Sky Radio Inc.
Strathmore, Alberta
Application 2013-1293-3

Application by Clear Sky Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-language commercial FM radio station in Strathmore.

The station would operate on frequency 104.5 MHz (channel 283B1) with an average effective radiated power (ERP) of 3,700 watts (maximum ERP of 7,000 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 101.5 metres).

The applicant proposes 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:

220 Third Avenue South
Suite 400
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0G9
Fax: 403-388-4648
Email: paul@clearskyradio.com
Email to request electronic version of application: info@clearskyradio.com

11. AEBC Internet Corp.
Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, St. Albert, Fort McMurray, Airdrie, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Stony Plain, Leduc, Sylvan Lake, Chestermere, Strathmore and Beaumont, and their surrounding areas, Alberta
Application 2014-0344-3

Application by AEBC Internet Corp. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requests the following condition of licence:

The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, and as part of the basic service, KREM-TV (CBS), KHQ-TV (NBC), KXLY-TV (ABC), KAYU-TV (FOX) and KSPS-TV (PBS) Spokane, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

Applicant’s address:

B11-970 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2R4
Fax: 604-628-0747
Email: accounts@aebc.com
Website to view application: www.aebc.com

12. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Leduc, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Spruce Grove, and their surrounding areas, Alberta; Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, and their surrounding areas, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg and its surrounding areas, Manitoba
Application 2013-1753-7

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

For Airdrie, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Leduc, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Spruce Grove, and their surrounding areas, Alberta; and Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton, and their surrounding areas, Saskatchewan, the applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

For Winnipeg and its surrounding areas, the applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, WCCO-TV (CBS) and KARE-TV (NBC) Minneapolis, Minnesota; WDAZ-TV (ABC) Grand Forks, North Dakota; KMSP-TV (FOX) Minneapolis, Minnesota; and KFME-TV (PBS) Fargo, North Dakota, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing held on 13 May 2014 (Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-102, 6 March 2014) but was withdrawn to be rescheduled at a later date.

The Commission will consider the interventions already accepted and filed on the public file for the 13 May 2014 public hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

13. Gill Broadcasting Ltd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application 2013-1810-6

Application by Gill Broadcasting Ltd. for a broadcasting licence to operate an ethnic commercial FM radio station in Winnipeg.

The station would operate on frequency 92.9 MHz (channel 225A) with an average effective radiated power of 1,800 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 55.9 metres).

The applicant states that it would accept a condition of licence requiring it to direct ethnic programming to a minimum of 9 distinct cultural groups in a minimum of 11 different languages per broadcast week.

The applicant also states that of the total programming to be broadcast during the broadcast week, 100% would be devoted to ethnic programming and 85% would be devoted to third-language programming.

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:

1020 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2X 0C3
Fax: 905-628-6157
Email: gtr68@shaw.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: ajforsyth9@cogeco.ca

14. UMFM Campus Radio Inc.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Applications 2014-0357-6 and 2014-0418-6

Applications by UMFM Campus Radio Inc. (UMFM)for authority to acquire, from University Of Manitoba Student’s Union, the assets of the English-language community-based campus FM radio station CJUM-FM Winnipeg.

The applicant also requests a new broadcasting licence, for a seven-year term, in order to continue the operation of the undertaking under the same terms and conditions as those set out in CJUM-FM Winnipeg – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-277, 7 August 2007.

Upon closing of the proposed transaction, the licensee of the undertaking would become UMFM, a not-for-profit corporation controlled by its board of directors.

Applicant’s address:

University Centre, University Of Manitoba
Room 310
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Fax: 204-269-1299
Email: jared@umfm.com
Email to request electronic version of application: jared@umfm.com

15. 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Abbotsford, Greater Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Victoria, and their surrounding areas, British Columbia
Application 2013-1755-3

Application by 2251723 Ontario Inc. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requested the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the basic service, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, as part of the discretionary service, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham, Washington.

This application was first scheduled to be heard at a hearing held on 13 May 2014 (Notice of hearing, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-102, 6 March 2014) but was withdrawn to be rescheduled at a later date.

The Commission will consider the interventions already accepted and filed on the public file for the 13 May 2014 public hearing as well as other interventions received in the context of this hearing.

Applicant’s address:

5255 Yonge Street
Suite 1210
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6P4
Fax: 1-800-939-2808
Email: george.burger@vmedia.ca
Email to request electronic version of application: george.burger@vmedia.ca

16. AEBC Internet Corp.
Greater Victoria, Okanagan Valley, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Courtenay, Duncan, Whistler and Powel River, and their surrounding areas, British Columbia
Application 2014-0345-1

Application by AEBC Internet Corp. for a regional broadcasting licence to operate terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to serve the above-noted locations.

The applicant requests the following conditions of licence:

  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, and as part of the basic service, KIRO-TV (CBS), KING-TV (NBC), KOMO-TV (ABC), KCPQ-TV (FOX) and KCTS-TV (PBS) Seattle, Washington, or, alternatively for each signal, the signal of a different affiliate of the same network located in the same time zone as that of the licensed area and included in the List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
  • The licensee is authorized to distribute, at its option, KVOS-TV (Me TV) Bellingham and KSTW (IND) Tacoma/Seattle, Washington, as part of its basic service.

Applicant’s address:

B11-970 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2R4
Fax: 604-628-0747
Email: accounts@aebc.com
Website to view application: www.aebc.com

17. Columbia Electoral Area A Television Rebroadcasting Society
Moberly, British Columbia
Application 2014-0572-0

Application by Columbia Electoral Area A Television Rebroadcasting Society for a broadcasting licence to operate a radiocommunication distribution undertaking in Moberly.

The applicant proposes to distribute, in non-encrypted mode, the programming service of CBC Radio Two, on the frequency 95.1 MHz (channel 236A1) with an effective radiated power of 185 watts (non-directional antenna with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of -74 metres). These technical parameters reflect those approved by the Department of Industry.

Applicant’s address:

P.O. Box 2663
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Email: ronvv@telus.net
Email to request electronic version of application: ronvv@telus.net  

Procedure

Deadline for interventions, comments or answers
22 August 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) apply to the present proceeding. The Rules of Procedure set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions, replies, answers of respondents and requests for information; the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure; and the conduct of public hearings. 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 “Statutes and Regulations.” Guidelines on the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959, 23 December 2010, provides information to help interested persons and parties understand the Rules of Procedure so that they can more effectively participate in Commission proceedings.

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.

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.

Parties are permitted to coordinate, organize, and file, in a single submission, interventions by other interested persons who share their position. Information on how to file this type of submission, known as a joint supporting intervention, as well as 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.

The Commission encourages interested persons and parties 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.

Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary. Each paragraph of all submissions should be numbered, and the line ***End of document*** should follow the last paragraph. This will help the Commission verify that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission using only one of the following means:

by completing 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.

Parties who send documents electronically must ensure that they will be able to prove, upon Commission request, that service/filing of a particular document was completed. Accordingly, parties must keep proof of the sending and receipt of each document for 180 days after the date on which the document is filed. The Commission advises parties who file and serve documents by electronic means to exercise caution when using email for the service of documents, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be received by the Commission and all relevant parties by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. Parties are responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of their submissions and will not be notified if their submissions are received after the deadline. Late submissions, including those due to postal delays, will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public record.

The Commission will not formally acknowledge submissions. It will, however, fully consider all submissions, which will form part of the public record of the proceeding, provided that the procedure for filing set out above has been followed.

In the event that an application is brought to an 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, email 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, email addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, etc.

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.

Availability of documents

Electronic versions of the applications are available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca by selecting the application number within this notice. They are also available from the applicants, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants at their email addresses, provided above.

Electronic versions of the interventions and answers, as well as of other documents referred to in this notice, are available on the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca by visiting the “Participate” section, selecting “Submit Ideas and Comments,” and then selecting “our open processes.” Documents can then be accessed by clicking on the links in the “Subject” and “Related Documents” columns associated with this particular notice.

Documents are also available from Commission offices, upon request, during normal business hours.

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

Nova Scotia

Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3A 4S5
Tel.: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721

Quebec

505 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Suite 205
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 3C2
Tel.: 514-283-6607

Ontario

55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario
M4T 1M2
Tel.: 416-952-9096

Manitoba

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

Saskatchewan

403 – 1975 Scarth Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 2H1
Tel.: 306-780-3422
Fax: 306-780-3319

Alberta

200 – 4th Avenue South-East
Suite 574
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4X3
Tel.: 403-292-6660
Fax: 403-292-6686

British Columbia

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