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Decision CRTC 99-531

  Ottawa, 8 December 1999
  Metromedia CMR Broadcasting Inc.
Montréal, Quebec – 199903331
  Application processed by Public Notice CRTC 1999-100 dated 21 June 1999
  Licence renewal for CIQC and its shortwave transmitter CFCX
  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for CIQC Montréal and its shortwave transmitter CFCX, from 1 January 2000 to 31 August 2003, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.
  2. The term granted herein will enable the Commission to consider at an early date the licensee’s compliance with the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the regulations), concerning the broadcast of Canadian content for category 2 musical selections.
  3. The percentage of Canadian content of category 2 musical selections broadcast by the licensee at the time of the non-compliance was lower than the 30% required by the regulations in effect prior to 3 January 1999. The Commission notes that the licensee has since taken corrective measures.
  4. The Commission draws to the licensee's attention that the regulations, as amended, require a Canadian content level of 35% for category 2 music.
  5. With regard to the development of Canadian talent, it is a condition of licence that the licensee make an annual payment to MusicAction of $8,000.
  6. The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 (1996 EEA), and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada. As a result of a consequential amendment to the Broadcasting Act, the Commission no longer has the authority to apply its employment equity policy to any undertaking that is subject to the 1996 EEA.
  7. The Commission acknowledges the intervention submitted by the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) with regard to this application and that of the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) in support of this renewal.
  Related CRTC document

• Public Notice CRTC 1999-137New licence form for commercial radio stations

  Secretary General
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