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Ottawa, 4 November 1996
Decision CRTC 96-733
Télémédia Communications inc.
Trois-Rivières, Quebec - 951611300
New radio network
Following a Public Hearing in Québec beginning on 9 July 1996, the Commission approves the application by Télémédia Communications inc. for a French-language radio network licence for the purpose of rebroadcasting the programming of CHLN Trois-Rivières on radio station CKSM Shawinigan, owned by Radiomutuel inc.
The Commission will issue a network licence expiring 31 August 1999, subject to the conditions specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued. This term will enable the Commission to consider the renewal of this licence at the same time as that of CHLN Trois-Rivières.
The Commission reminds Radiomutuel inc. that it retains complete responsibility for the entire program schedule of radio station CKSM and that it is required to include the material broadcast during the network programs when determining compliance with the Commission's regulations and policies.
The Commission notes that, in an intervention filed with respect to an application by 9016-7974 Québec inc. for a licence to carry on an FM station at Shawinigan/Trois-Rivières, Radiomutuel inc. stated at the public hearing that, beginning in September 1996, the local programming broadcast on CKSM would be increased by 15 minutes each day, for a total of 3 hours and 45 minutes each week.
It is a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to the guidelines on gender portrayal set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' (CAB) "Sex-Role Portrayal Code for Television and Radio Programming", as amended from time to time and accepted by the Commission.
It is also a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to the provisions of the CAB's "Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children", as amended from time to time and accepted by the Commission.
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. 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 opposing intervention to this application and the licensee's reply thereto.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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