Agenda, Hearing 28 September 2010, Montréal



Montréal, Quebec

28 September 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

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Montréal, Quebec

Hearing Room: Salle Dorchester
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Reference Documents: Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2010-543 and 2010-543-1

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Appearing Item

Montréal, Longueuil, Saint-Jérôme, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Lévis, Québec and Gatineau, Quebec - Application No. 2010-1092-5

Application by Corus Entertainment Inc. (Corus) on behalf of 591991 B.C. Ltd. (B.C. Ltd.) and Metromedia CRM Broadcasting Inc. (Metromedia) for authority to transfer their shares and effective control from Corus to Cogeco inc. (Cogeco) or one of its wholly owned subsidiaries.

Phase I – Presentation for the applicant

Corus Entertainment Inc. and Cogeco inc.:

Cathy Baier, Directrice générale, Groupe Force Radio
Yves Mayrand, Vice-président, Affaires d’entreprise, Cogeco Inc.
Richard Lachance, Vice-président, Radio, Cogeco Diffusion Inc.
Caroline Dignard, Directrice, Affaires juridiques, Groupe Cogeco
Michel Lorrain, Directeur de la programmation, FM 93 - Québec
Sylvie Courtemanche, Vice-présidente, Relations gouvernementales, Corus Entertainment Inc.
Monique Lacharité, Vice-présidente, Finance & Administration, Cogeco Diffusion inc.
Lilianne Randall, Directrice Musicale, Réseau Rythme FM
André St-Amand, Vice-président, Programmation, Réseau Rythme FM
Réal Germain, Directeur des contenus, Cogeco Diffusion inc.

Phase II – Presentations by interveners

Interveners – Appearing Individually

1.      Coalition pour la survie de CHLN FM (int. 130)

2.      ADISQ (int. 131)

3.      Chambre de Commerce de Sherbrooke (Coalition de citoyennes et citoyens de l’Estrie) (int. 106)

4.      Tietolman Tétrault Média (int. 123)

5.      Fédération nationale des communications (int. 122)

6.      Conférence régionale des élus de l’Outaouais (int 104)

7.      Pierre Bergeron (int. 83)

8.      Astral Media Radio Inc. (int. 125)

9.      Députée de Saint-Bruno--Saint-Hubert, Porte-parole du Bloc Québécois en matière de Patrimoine (int. 99)

10.  Evanov Radio Group (int. 96)

11.  Radio Saguenay inc. (int. 113)

12.  Groupe Radio Simard (int. 128)

13.  Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec (int. 115)

14.  Syndicat Général de la Radio FNC-CSN (int. 137)

15.  Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (int. 121)

Phase III – Reply for the applicant

Non-appearing items

Even though there is no oral presentation for the following applications, they are, nevertheless, part of this hearing and such, they will be considered by the Panel and a decision will be rendered at a later date.

Please refer to Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2010-543 and 2010-543-1 for a detailed description of the following applications which are available electronically in the Temporary Examination Room.

1.      Corus Entertainment Inc.
Various locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec -
Application Nos. 2010-1198-1, 2010-1199-9, 2010-1202-0, 2010-1203-8
Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-543, Item 1

2.      Cogeco inc.
Québec, Quebec - Application No. 2010-1204-6
Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-543, Item 2

3.      Corus Entertainment Inc.
Lévis, Sherbrooke, Longueuil and Québec, Quebec - Application No. 2010-1205-4
Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-543, Item 4

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