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Ottawa, 29 August 1996
Decision CRTC 96-575
1019415 Ontario Inc., doing
Welland, Ontario - 950979500
Licence renewal for CHOW
Following Public Notice CRTC 1996-98 dated 12 July 1996, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the radio programming undertaking CHOW Welland, from 1 September 1996 to 31 August 2003, 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 reaffirms the particular importance it attaches to the development of Canadian talent and has noted the level of the licensee's commitment for this purpose in light of the station's financial situation.
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 an intervention opposing this licence renewal application.
The Department of Industry has advised the Commission that it is prepared to renew the Broadcasting Certificate for a period of one year only, expiring 31 August 1997. With respect to the operation of this undertaking beyond this period, the Commission draws the licensee's attention to subsection 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act pertaining to the technical certification of broadcasting undertakings and to subsection 22(4) which provides that any broadcasting licence issued, amended or renewed in contravention of section 22 is of no force or effect.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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