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Ottawa, 2 July 1996
Decision CRTC 96-265
Regional Cable TV (Western) Inc.
Alsask, Saskatchewan - 199605341
Acquisition of assets
Following a Public Hearing in the National Capital Region held on 5 June 1996, the Commission approves the application for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Alsask, from Alsask Lions Club Inc., and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.
The Commission will issue a licence to Regional Cable TV (Western) Inc., expiring 31 August 1998, upon surrender of the current licence. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to Parts I, III and IV of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986. The authority granted herein is subject to the same conditions as those in effect under the current licence, as well as to any other condition specified in the licence to be issued.
The price of the transaction is $50,000. Based on the evidence filed with the application, the Commission has no concerns with respect to the availability or the adequacy of the required financing. Moreover, the Commission is of the view that approval of this application is in the public interest.
The applicant included in its application a copy of a management agreement dated 8 November 1995 entered into with Alsask Lions Club Inc., for management services to the licensee for a period commencing 1 December 1995. The Commission reminds the applicant that management agreements must be disclosed to the Commission so that it may be assured that no change in the effective control has occurred.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, the Commission announced implementation of its employment equity policy. It advised licensees that, at the time of licence renewal or upon considering applications for authority to transfer ownership or control, it would review with applicants their practices and plans to ensure equitable employment. In keeping with the Commission's policy, it encourages the applicant to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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