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Ottawa, 7 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-319
Le Câble du Haut-Pays inc.
Saint-Cyprien, Quebec - 952232700
Licence renewal
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-13 dated 19 January 1996, the Commission renews the licence held by Le Câble du Haut-Pays inc., for the cable distribution undertaking serving Saint-Cyprien, from 1 September 1996 to 31 August 2003.
The operation of this undertaking is regulated pursuant to Parts I, III and IV of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986 (the regulations) and the licence will be 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.
Consistent with Decision CRTC 89-551 dated 9 August 1989, the licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, of the requirement of paragraph 22(1)(b) of the regulations to distribute the regional programming service of CFTF-TV (TQS) Rivière-du-Loup, given the poor reception quality of this signal. The licensee distributes instead CFJP-TV (TQS) Montréal, received via satellite from CANCOM.
Consistent with Decision CRTC 95-729 dated 5 October 1995, it is a condition of licence that the licensee be relieved of the requirement that it distribute at least four television programming services as provided for in section 23 of the regulations, so long as it distributes only those English-language television services which are currently offered.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59 dated 1 September 1992 and entitled "Imple-mentation of an Employment Equity Policy", the Commission announced that the employment equity practices of broadcasters would be subject to examination by the Commission. In this regard, the Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
The Commission acknowledges the intervention submitted by Télé Inter-Rives limitée, licensee of CIMT-TV Rivière-du-Loup, requesting that the licensee no longer be relieved of the requirement to delete the duplicate programming of CFTM-TV (TVA) Montréal or to substitute CIMT-TV (TVA) Rivière-du-Loup, when the programming is identical. The Commission notes the licensee's reply wherein it indicates that it no longer distributes CFTM-TV. The relief in question is therefore no longer applicable.
The Commission also notes that, in response to the intervention by TVOntario opposing the proposed distribution of its educational television service, the licensee indicated that it does not distribute this service.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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