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Ottawa, 9 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-361
Câblo Distribution G. inc.
Barachois, Bridgeville, Cannes-de-Roches, Saint-Georges, Belle-Anse and Bougainville, Quebec - 952320000
Licence renewal
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-56 dated 17 April 1996, the Commission renews the licence held by Câblo Distribution G. inc., for the cable distribution undertaking serving the above-noted localities, 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.
The Commission approves the licensee's request to be relieved, by condition of licence, of the requirement of paragraph 22(1)(a) of the regulations that it distribute the priority services of CBGAT-17 (CBC), CBVG-TV (CBC) and CIVK-TV-3 (SRTQ) Gaspé, as well as CIVK-TV-2 (SRTQ) Percé. The licensee will distribute instead CBMT (CBC) and CIVM-TV (SRTQ) Montréal, received via satellite.
The licensee is also relieved, by condition of licence, 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 U.S. television services listed in the current application or as may be authorized by the Commission.
An intervention was received from TVOntario objecting to the distribution of TFO, TVOntario's educational television programming service, received via satellite. In its reply to the intervention, the licensee indicated that it ceased distribution of this service in 1995, following a similar intervention from TVOntario.
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 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.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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