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Decision CRTC 2001-646

Ottawa, 12 October 2001

Michel Richard
Aguanish, Baie-Johan-Beetz, Natashquan, Saint-Augustin, Sheldrake and Baie-des-Moutons, Quebec 2001-0581-8, 2001-0583-4, 2001-0584-2, 2001-0574-3, 2001-0585-0, 2001-0582-6

10 September 2001 Public Hearing
National Capital Region

Acquisition of assets


The Commission approves the applications for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertakings serving the above-noted localities, from Câblo Vision B.M. Côte-Nord inc., and for broadcasting licences to continue the operation of these undertakings.


The Commission will issue Class 3 licences to Michel Richard, expiring 31 August 2003, the current expiry date, upon surrender of the current licences. The operation of these undertakings will be regulated pursuant to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The licences will be subject to the conditions specified in this decision and to any other condition that may be specified in the licences to be issued.


With respect to the undertaking at Baie-des-Moutons, the applicant indicated that, given that all former subscribers were equipped with a system to receive signals by satellite, it had dismanted this undertaking. The applicant further indicated that it intended to surrender the licence for the undertaking at Baie-des-Moutons upon completion of the current transaction.


The purchase price relating to this transaction is $17,072. Based on the evidence filed with the applications, the Commission has no concerns with respect to the availability or the adequacy of the required financing.



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.


It is a condition of each 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.

Other matters


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 (PN 1992-59).

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2001-10-12

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