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Ottawa, 15 August 1994
Decision CRTC 94-611
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Montréal, Baie-Comeau, Blanc-Sablon, Chandler, Chapais, Chibougamau, Chicoutimi, Chisasibi, Escuminac, Fermont, Gaspé, Harrington Harbour, Iles-de-la-Madeleine, La Tabatière, La Tuque, Lac Mégantic, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Malartic, Mistassini, Murdochville, New Carlisle, New Richmond, Old Fort Bay, Percé, Port-Daniel, Quebec City, Rivière-Saint-Paul, Rouyn-Noranda, Saint-Augustin-Saguenay, Saint-Jovite, Schefferville, Senneterre, Sept-Iles, Sherbrooke, Thetford Mines, Trois-Rivières, Val-d'Or, Waskaganish, Waswanipi and Wemindji, Quebec- 932327000
Licence renewal for CBM; and deletion of authority for certain transmitters
Pursuant to Public Notice CRTC 1994-29 dated 21 March 1994, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CBM Montréal from 1 September 1994 to 31 August 2001, subject to the conditions in effect under the current licence, as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
The licensee has also requested the deletion of its authority for the following transmitters: CBMI-FM Baie-Comeau, CBMS-FM Blanc-Sablon, CBVB-FM Chandler, CBMD Chapais, CBVC-FM Chibougamau, CBJE-FM Chicoutimi, CBMP-FM Chisasibi, CBVA-FM Escuminac, CBMR-FM Fermont, CBVG-FM Gaspé, CBMU-FM Harrington Harbour, CBVM-FM Iles-de-la-Madeleine, CBMT-FM La Tabatière, CBME La Tuque, CBMO Lac Mégantic, CBMK Lebel-sur-Quévillon, CBMN Malartic, CBVS-FM Mistassini, CBMJ Murdochville, CBVN-FM New Carlisle, CBVR-FM New Richmond, CBMV-FM Old Fort Bay, CBVP-FM Percé, CBVF-FM Port-Daniel, CBVE-FM Quebec City, CBMY-FM Rivière-Saint-Paul, CBMA-FM Rouyn-Noranda, CBMX-FM Saint-Augustin-Saguenay, CBMF-FM Saint-Jovite, CBDN Schefferville, CBMM Senneterre, CBSE-FM Sept-Iles, CBMB-FM Sherbrooke, CBMC-FM Thetford Mines, CBMZ-FM Trois-Rivières, CBML Val-d'Or, CBMQ-FM Waskaganish, CBVW-FM Waswanipi and CBMW-FM Wemindji.
The Commission hereby amends the licence of CBM Montréal by deleting the authority for the above-mentioned transmitters. In Decision CRTC 94-612 of today's date, the Commission has issued a radio programming undertaking licence to CBVE-FM Quebec City and has authorized it to operate those transmitters.
The Commission notes that CBM broadcasts programming originating from the CBC English-language Radio (AM) network as well as local and regional programming.
It is a condition of licence that the Corporation not broadcast any commercial message of Category 5 (Advertising) except:
(a) during programs that are available to the licensee only on a sponsored basis, or
(b) as required to fulfill the requirements of the legislation of the Parliament of Canada pertaining to elections, or
(c) in communities where there is no other programming undertaking broadcasting in the same language.
It is a condition of licence that 50% or more of the category 2 music selections broadcast each broadcast week be Canadian and that these selections be scheduled in a reasonable manner throughout the broadcast day.
It is a condition of licence that 20% or more of the category 3 music selections broadcast each broadcast week be Canadian. It is also a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to its self-regulatory guidelines on sex-role portrayal as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission, and, as a minimum, to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' "Sex-role Portrayal Code, for Television and Radio Programming", as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59 dated 1 September 1992 and entitled "Implementation of an Employment Equity Policy", the Commission announced that the employment equity practices of broadcasters would be subject to examination by the Commission. In the case of the Corporation, the Commission has addressed these matters in the decision renewing the CBC's television network licences.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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