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Ottawa, 27 September 1996
Decision CRTC 96-639
1142370 Ontario Inc.
Dobie and King Kirkland, Ontario -199605904 - 199605896
Acquisition of assets
Following a Public Hearing in Calgary beginning on 15 July 1996, the Commission approves the applications for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertakings serving Dobie and King Kirkland from Câblevision du Nord de Québec Inc., and for broadcasting licences to continue the operation of these undertakings.
The Commission will issue licences to 1142370 Ontario Inc., expiring 31 August 2000, the current expiry date, upon surrender of the current licences. The operation of these undertakings will be regulated pursuant to Parts I, III and IV of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986. The authority granted herein is subject to the same conditions as those in effect under the current licences, as well as to any other condition specified in the licences to be issued.
The price of the transaction is $15,000. Based on the evidence filed with the applications, the Commission has no concerns with respect to the availability or the adequacy of the required financing. The Commission is also of the view that approval of these applications is in the public interest.
In Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, the Commission announced implementation of its employment equity policy. It advised licensees that, at the time of licence renewal or upon considering applications for authority to transfer ownership or control, it would review with applicants their practices and plans to ensure equitable employment. In keeping with the Commission's policy, it 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 the CBC requesting that the applicant consider distribution of the Réseau de l'information (RDI). In this regard, the Commission notes that both undertakings currently distribute CBC Newsworld and the CBC French-language television service and that, as Part III systems, they are not required to distribute RDI.
This decision is to be appended to each licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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