ARCHIVED - Decision CRTC 2001-458-3

This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Decision CRTC 2001-458-3

See also: 2001-458, 2001-458-1, 2001-458-2, 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
Paris, Ontario 2000-2235-1

17 April 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Licence renewal for CIII-TV


The Commission renews the licence for the television programming undertaking CIII-TV Paris and its transmitters CIII-TV-41 Toronto, CIII-TV-6 Ottawa, CIII-TV-22 Stevenson, CIII-TV-29 Oil Springs, CIII-TV-7 Midland, CIII-TV-4 Owen Sound, CIII-TV-2 Bancroft, CIII-TV-27 Peterborough, CFGC-TV-2 North Bay, CFGC-TV Sudbury, CIII-TV-13 Timmins, CIII-TV-12 Sault Ste. Marie and CIII-TV-55 Fort Erie. The licence will be subject to the terms, conditions of licence and commitments 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 broadcast a minimum of 15.5 hours of regional news each broadcast week.


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 each of the first two years 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.



The Commission notes the licensee's commitment to broadcast on CIII-TV a minimum level of local programming of 20.5 hours in each broadcast week.


The Commission also notes the commitment made by the licensee regarding CIII-TV, as set out in Decision CRTC 2000-221, that management of programming and of news at CIII-TV shall be kept separate from that of its sister station, CHCH-TV Hamilton.

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

Date modified: