Decision CRTC 2001-207
Ottawa, 30 March 2001
By Fax: (416) 446-5544
Ms. Charlotte Bell
Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Global Television Network
81 Barber Greene Road
Dear Ms. Bell:
Re: Application No. 2001-0448-0 - Approved
Request to extend the CanWest Trust in respect of CKVU Sub Inc.
CKVU Sub Inc., licensee of CKVU-TV Vancouver
Reference is made to your letter of 23 March 2001. The Commission has considered your request for authority to extend the trust arrangements established with respect to CKVU Sub Inc., licensee of CKVU-TV Vancouver. The Commission notes that the current trust expires on 30 March 2001.
The Commission has decided, in the circumstances, to extend the trust arrangements to 31 May 2001.
The Commission advises that it may consider the imposition of conditions in the context of the 31 May 2001 renewal (if any), should it appear that the sale of the CKVU Sub Inc.'s interests is not proceeding to completion in an expeditious manner. For example, the Commission may consider the imposition of a firm deadline for completion of the sale.
Further, the Commission notes the arrangements concerning the programming of CKVU-TV outlined in the progress report, filed in confidentiality, by Mr. Sherman, the Trustee. Should the sale of the station not be completed in a reasonable time, the Commission may want to re-examine the issue of programming at the 31 May 2001 renewal.
All letters of approval issued by the Commission are made available for public examination at the Commission's central office. Reference to this letter will be made available at the Commission's web site at www.crtc.gc.ca. The Commission also requires you to append this letter to the CKVU-TV licence.
Finally, this authority is not to be interpreted in any way as an indication that the Commission is predisposed to authorize the subsequent applications relating to the transaction.
c.c. Mr. L. R. Sherman
Mr. Don Wright - CKVU Sub Inc.
Date Modified: 2001-03-30