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Ottawa, 11 July 1991
Decision CRTC 91-453
Newton Cable Communications Limited
Part of Metropolitan Toronto Ontario - 901823500
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 5 March 1991, the Commission renews the Class 1 licence for the cable distribution undertaking serving part of Metropolitan Toronto, held by Newton Cable Communications Limited, from 1 October 1991 to 31 August 1996. The operation of this undertaking is regulated pursuant to Parts I and II of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986 (the regulations) and the licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
Pursuant to section 12 of the regulations, the licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, of the obligation that it distribute the signal of CHCH-TV Hamilton on an unrestricted channel. Should the quality of the signal deteriorate significantly, the licensee will be expected to undertake immediate corrective action such as moving the service to another channel.
The Commission reaffirms the particular importance it attaches to the development of community programming and has taken note of the licensee's expenses in the last year and of the annual budgets which will be allocated for community programming during the new licence term. The Commission commends the licensee for its efforts and encourages it to continue to develop community programs that reflect subscriber interests and concerns.
The Commission notes the interventions to this application received from Mrs. Eve Stolberg of Downsview, and Mr. Oscar Nanasi and Mr. John Zammitt of Willowdale, and is satisfied with the licensee's replies to the concerns raised.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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