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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-516

  Ottawa, 21 October 2003
  La Magnétothèque
Montréal, Quebec
  Application 2001-1377-0
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-34
8 July 2003
  Licence renewal


The Commission renews the broadcasting licence issued to La Magnétothèque for a national French-language audio programming undertaking, from 1 December 2003 to 31 August 2010. The licence will be subject to the conditions therein as well as to the condition specified in this decision.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


La Magnétothèque is authorized to provide, via satellite, an audio programming service of benefit to persons with visual impairments and having difficulty reading printed materials. This reading service, which is offered 24 hours a day, consists mainly of news, public affairs and information of general interest. It is provided by cable undertakings as background audio on alphanumeric channels or as audio services on audio channels of their undertakings. It is also offered to FM radio station licensees for broadcast on Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operation channels.


The licensee must, by condition of licence, adhere to the provisions of Part I.1 of the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time.


With regard to the licensee's commitment not to broadcast any advertising on this service, the Commission notes that the licensee wishes to continue mentioning its donors as well as the services it offers to persons with visual impairments.


In accordance with Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992, 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.
  Secretary General
  This decision is to be appended to the licence. It is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined at the following Internet site: 

Date Modified: 2003-10-21

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