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Ottawa, 12 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-382
Gravenhurst Cable System Limited
Bracebridge; Gravenhurst, Muskoka Beach and Muskoka Falls, Ontario - 951118900 - 951119700
Licence renewals
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-46 dated 27 March1996, the Commission renews the Class 2 licences held by Gravenhurst Cable System Limited, for the cable distribution undertakings serving the above-noted communities, from 1 September 1996 to 31 August 2002.
The licence term granted herein, while less than the maximum of seven years permitted by the Broadcasting Act, will enable the Commission to consider the next licence renewal of these undertakings in accordance with the Commission's regional plan and to better distribute the workload within the Commission. The term is not reflective of any Commission concern regarding the licensee's performance.
The operation of these undertakings is regulated pursuant to Parts I, II and IV of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986 (the regulations) and the licences will be subject to the conditions in effect under the current licences, as well as to those conditions specified in this decision and in the licences to be issued.
In addition to the services required or authorized to be distributed pursuant to the applicable sections of the regulations, the licensee is authorized, by condition of licence, to continue to distribute, at its option, WXYZ-TV (ABC) and WTVS (PBS) Detroit, Michigan, received via satellite from CANCOM, as part of the basic service.
The licensee is also authorized to continue to distribute, at its option, WIVB-TV (CBS) and WGRZ-TV (NBC) Buffalo, New York, received via microwave, as part of the basic service, as well as WUTV (FOX) Buffalo, received via microwave, on a discretionary tier.
Consistent with Decision CRTC 91-409 dated 26 June 1991, by condition of licence, the licensee is relieved of the requirement of paragraph 9(1)(b) of the regulations that it distribute TFO, the French-language educational television programming service operated by TVOntario, on the basic band (channels 2 to 13), so long as the service is distributed as part of the basic service.
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.
This decision is to be appended to each licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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