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Public Notice  CRTC 2001-39

  See also: 2001-39-1, 2001-39-2, 2001-39-3, 2001-39-4
  Ottawa, 22 March 2001


  The Commission has now received applications for a broadcasting licence to provide AM and/or FM radio service to serve Toronto. The Commission hereby calls for applications for a broadcasting licence to provide AM and/or FM radio programming services that clearly reflect the diversity of languages, as well as the multicultural and multi-ethnic reality of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  As requested in Order in Council P.C. 2000-1464, the Commission has now issued its report to the Governor in Council "on measures to ensure that the residents of the GTA receive a range of radio services reflective of the diversity of their languages and cultures" (Public Notice CRTC 2001-10, dated 31 January 2001).
  In the report, the Commission concludes that priority should be given "to the licensing of programming services that clearly reflect the diversity of languages, as well as the multicultural and multi-ethnic reality of the Greater Toronto Area," and that a call for radio applications to serve the GTA should be restricted to those that meet this criterion.
  Persons interested in submitting applications are required to file, with the Commission, a letter of intent no later than 23 April 2001, followed by a formal application no later than 22 May 2001, and are also required to submit all necessary technical documentation to the Department of Industry by the latter date.
  Applicants will also be required to provide evidence giving clear indication that there is a demand and a market for the station and the particular service that they propose. Without restricting the scope of the issues to be considered, the following should be addressed:

1. The contribution that the proposed service will make to achieving the objectives established in the Broadcasting Act and, in particular, to the production of local and regional programming.


2. The expected audience of the proposed service.


3. The means by which the applicant will promote the development of Canadian talent, including local and regional talent.


4. An analysis of the markets involved and potential advertising revenues, taking into account the results of any survey undertaken supporting the estimates.


5. Evidence as to the availability of financial resources consistent with the requirements established in the financial projections of the applicant's business plan. For the convenience of applicants, the Commission has available upon request a document entitled "Commission Policy Regarding Documentary Evidence to Confirm the Availability of Financing".

  The Commission also reminds applicants that they must comply with the eligibility requirements set out in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians), SOR/97-192, dated 8 April 1997, as amended by SOR/98-1268, dated 15 July 1998 and the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences), SOR/85-627, dated 27 June 1985, as amended by SOR/97-231, dated 22 April 1997.
  The Commission will announce at a later date the public process for considering applications and where they may be examined by the public. As part of that process, the public will be given the opportunity to comment on any application by submitting written intervention(s) to the CRTC.
  Notice of each application will also be published in newspapers of general circulation within the area to be served.
  Letters of intent and applications filed in response to this call should be forwarded to one of the following Commission offices:
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room G-5
Hull, Quebec K1A ON2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
FAX: (819) 994-0218
Toll Free Tel.: 1-877-249-2782
E-Mail address:
  Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K8
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
FAX: (902) 426-2721
  405 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607 - TDD: 283-8316
FAX: (514) 283-3689
  55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
FAX: (416) 954-6343
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue
Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
FAX: (306) 780-3319
  10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
FAX: (780) 495-3214
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
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