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Decision CRTC 2000-758


Ottawa, 15 December 2000


Fabrique de la Paroisse L'Assomption-de-la-Ste-Vierge
L'Assomption, Quebec - 200014134


30 October 2000 Public Hearing
in Calgary


New religious FM radio programming undertaking


The Commission approves the application for a new French-language FM radio station at L'Assomption. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.


The applicant is a not-for-profit society incorporated under Quebec's Act Respecting Fabriques and controlled by its Board of Directors.


The applicant will broadcast a minimum of 25 hours of local programming per broadcast week. The undertaking will provide live broadcasts of masses, marriages, funerals, baptisms and other such religious ceremonies.


The Commission emphasizes that the applicant must not broadcast the programming of any other programming undertaking, and that the programming that it broadcasts must meet the needs of the community it serves.


In accordance with the Religious broadcasting policy, the licence will be subject to conditions on the nature of programming, the recognition of alternative values and the importance of balance in matters of public concern (PN 1993-78). These conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.


Related CRTC document

  • Public Notice 1993-78 - Religious broadcasting policy


Secretary General


This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: 

Appendix to Decision CRTC 2000-758


Terms and conditions of the licence for the religious FM radio programming undertaking at L'Assomption


Terms of licence


The Commission will only issue the licence, and it will only be effective at such time as:

  • the licensee confirms in writing that it is ready to begin operation. This must take place within 12 months of today's date. Any request for an extension to that deadline requires Commission approval and must be made in writing within that period.
  • the Department of Industry, having advised that the application is conditionally technically acceptable, has determined that there is no unacceptable interference with NAV/COM services and indicated that it will issue a broadcasting certificate (section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act).


The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2007.


The station will broadcast on the FM band, on the frequency 104.9 MHz, channel 285LP, with an effective radiated power of 0.8 watts.


The technical parameters approved in this decision are for a low-power unprotected FM service. The applicant would have to select another frequency if required to do so to permit the best use of the frequency band.


Conditions of licence


The licence will be subject to the conditions specified below and to any other condition specified in the licence to be issued.


1. The licensee must broadcast programming consisting solely of religious services, with the exception of programs or program segments it produces for the purpose of ensuring balance on matters of public concern. Such programs or program segments must also adhere to guidelines (i) to (iv) contained in section III.B.2a) of PN 1993-78.


2. The licensee must adhere to the guidelines on ethics for religious programming set out in section IV of PN 1993-78 regarding tolerance, integrity, social responsibility and solicitation of funds.


3. The licensee shall not solicit or broadcast advertising material.

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