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Ottawa, 12 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-364
Câblevision Les Méchins inc.
Les Méchins and Capucins, Quebec - 952288900
Licence renewal
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-56 dated 17 April 1996, the Commission renews the licence held by Câblevision Les Méchins inc., for the cable distribution undertaking serving Les Méchins and Capucins, 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 96-157 dated 21 May 1996, the licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, from the requirement of paragraph 22(1)(a) of the regulations to distribute the local service of CBGAT-11 (CBC) Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. The Commission notes that the licensee distributes CBGAT-23 (CBC) Les Méchins, another local signal which is also a transmitter of CBGAT (CBC) Matane and which offers identical programming.
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.
An intervention was received from TVOntario objecting to the applicant's proposal to distribute TVO, TVOntario's educational television programming service, received via satellite. The Commission draws to the applicant's attention that, pursuant to the regulations and as set out in the revised list of Part III Eligible Canadian Satellite Services (Appendix to Public Notice CRTC 1996-31 dated 7 March 1996), authorization for the distribution of out-of-province educational services not receivable over the air is subject to the requirement that there be no objection on the part of the originating service. In light of TVOntario's objection, the Commission is not prepared to approve the distribution of this service.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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