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Decision CRTC 2001-458-2

See also: 2001-458, 2001-458-1, 2001-458-3, 2001-458-4, 2001-458-5, 2001-458-6, 2001-458-7, 2001-458-8, 2001-458-9, 2001-458-10, 2001-458-11, 2001-458-12, 2001-458-13, 2001-458-14

Ottawa, 2 August 2001

Global Communications Limited
Québec, Quebec 2000-2232-7

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewal for Global's television service in Quebec


The Commission renews the licence for the television programming undertaking CKMI-TV Québec and its transmitters CKMI-TV-1 Montréal and CKMI-TV-2 Sherbrooke. The licence will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence, commitments and expectations set out below, as well as to those contained in Decision CRTC 2001-458.



The licence will be in effect from 1 September 2001 to 31 August 2008.


The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.

Conditions of licence


In each broadcast year, the licensee shall caption 90% of all programming during the broadcast day, including 100% of all category 1 - News programming.


The licensee shall not broadcast local advertising.


In addition to the requirements of condition of licence number 4 set out in Appendix 2 to Decision CRTC 2001-458, the licensee shall broadcast in the second year of the licence term an average of 2 hours per week of described Canadian priority programs from categories 7 (Drama) and 2b) (Long-form documentary), between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

In fulfilling this condition, a minimum of 50% of the required hours must be original broadcasts. Further, the licensee may broadcast up to one hour per week of described children's programming at an appropriate children's viewing time.

Commitment and expectation


The Commission notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast a minimum of 18 hours per week of Quebec regional programming during the last four years of its licence term. As set out originally in Decision CRTC 97-85, CKMI-TV is expected to focus its efforts "on the provision of programs of regional interest to the anglophone communities in Sherbrooke and Montréal as well as Québec. While the regional programming will originate in Québec, issues of interest to the entire region will be covered, reflecting the English-language communities of the entire area."

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:

Date Modified: 2001-08-02

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