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Decision CRTC 2001-185


Ottawa, 22 March 2001


Shaw Communications Inc., or a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc.
Falkland, British Columbia 2000-2068-6 


26 February 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region


Acquisition of assets

1. 9;

The Commission approves the application for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Falkland, from Mascon Communications Corp., and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.

2. 9;

The Commission will issue a Class 3 licence to Shaw Communications Inc. or a subsidiary of Shaw Communications Inc., expiring 31 August 2007, upon surrender of the current licence. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The licence will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and to any other condition that may be specified in the licence to be issued.

3. 9;

The purchase price relating to this transaction is $104,720. Based on the evidence filed with the application, the Commission has no concerns with respect to the availability or the adequacy of the required financing.

4. 9;

The signals that the licensee is authorized to distribute may be received by direct reception, or from any Canadian broadcasting distribution undertaking (licensed or exempted) which is authorized to provide signals to other distributors.

5. 9;

It is a condition of licence that, for community programming and any other programming of a service that it originates, the licensee adhere to the guidelines on the depiction of violence in television programming set out in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Voluntary code regarding violence in television programming, as amended from time to time and approved by the Commission.

6. 9;

The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act that came into effect on 24 October 1996 and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.


Secretary General


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