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Decision CRTC 2001-692

Ottawa, le 9 novembre 2001

Shaw Communications Inc., or a subsidiary designated by Shaw Communications Inc.
Whiteman Creek, British Columbia 2001-0626-2 

15 October 2001 Public Hearing
in Vancouver

Acquisition of assets


The Commission approves the application for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Whiteman Creek, from Westside Cablevision Ltd., and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.


Upon surrender of the current licence, the Commission will issue a Class 3 licence to Shaw Communications Inc., or a subsidiary designated by Shaw Communications Inc., expiring 31 August 2002, the current expiry date. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the regulations). The licence will be subject to the condition specified in this decision and to those conditions specified in the licence to be issued.


The value of this transaction is $206,000. 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.


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) that is authorized to provide signals to other distributors.


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.

Other matters


The Commission notes that this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and therefore files reports concerning employment equity with Human Resources Development Canada.

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2001-11-09

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