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Decision CRTC 2001-411

See also: 2001-411-1

Ottawa, 19 July 2001

Fondation Radio Galilée
Québec and Beauceville, Quebec 2001-0230-2

Application processed by
Public Notice CRTC 2001-45
dated 20 April 2001

Licence renewal for CION-FM and its transmitter CION-FM-1


The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the religious station CION-FM Québec and its transmitter CION-FM-1 Beauceville, from 1 September 2001 to 31 August 2005, subject to the conditions specified in the licence to be issued.


This four-year term will enable the Commission to assess, at an earlier date, the licensee's compliance with its condition of licence concerning the broadcast of category 3 musical selections.

Compliance concerns


During the current licence term, the Commission requested the logger tapes and other material related to the programming broadcast by CION-FM during the week of 14 to 20 November 1999. The Commission's analysis revealed that, during the week in question, the licensee had not complied with its condition of licence regarding the number of hours it must devote to the broadcast of category 3 musical selections (traditional and special interest).


The Commission has noted the corrective measures that have since been implemented by the licensee.


The Commission reiterates that the licensee must take the necessary measures to ensure that it is in compliance at all times with its conditions of licence.


In Public Notice CRTC 1993-78 dated 3 June 1993, the Commission announced its policy on religious broadcasting, which is essentially based on recognition of alternative values and the importance of balance in matters of public concern.


It is a condition of licence that the programming consist solely of religious services, with the exception of programs or program segments produced by the licensee for the purpose of ensuring balance on matters of public concern. Such programs or program segments must also adhere to guidelines (i) to (iv) contained in section III.B.2a) of Public Notice CRTC 1993-78.


The Commission emphasizes that the licensee shall not broadcast the programming of any other programming undertaking, and that the programming broadcast by the licensee must meet the needs of the community it serves.


It is a condition of licence that the licensee adhere to the guidelines on ethics for religious programming set out in section IV of Public Notice CRTC 1993-78 regarding tolerance, integrity, social responsibility and solicitation of funds.


It is also a condition of licence that the licensee not broadcast advertising material.


The Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources (Public Notice CRTC 1992-59).

Related CRTC documents

. Public Notice CRTC 1993-78 - Religious broadcasting policy

Secretary General

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