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Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing
CRTC 2003-2-1


See also: 2003-2

Ottawa, 27 February 2003


Further to its Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2003-2 dated 31 January 2003 relating to a Public Hearing which will be held on 8 April 2003 at 9:30 a.m., at the Congress Centre, 1000 René-Lévesque Boulevard East, Québec, Quebec, the Commission announces that it will also consider the following. The intervention deadline is 21 March 2003.




Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (e)
Across Canada


Craig Broadcast Systems Inc. (e)
Brandon, Foxwarren, Melita, McCreary and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba

(e) applications filed electronically.


Across Canada (e)
Application No. 2003-0173-9


Application by the CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC) for authority to acquire the assets of the Category 1 digital specialty service known as Country Canada.


3899071 Canada Inc. (3899071), the licensee of Country Canada, is currently a wholly owned subsidiary of the CBC. The transfer of assets results from the dissolution of 3899071.


The applicant is also requesting a licence to continue the operation of the undertaking upon surrender of the licence issued to 3899071.


The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least ten days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.


Applicant's address:

250 Lanark Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3J5
Fax: (613) 724-5668


Examination of application:

At the applicant's address


[ Intervention Form]


Brandon, Foxwarren, Melita, McCreary and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba (e)
Application Nos 2002-0620-3, 2002-0619-5


Applications by CRAIG BROADCAST SYSTEMS INC. (Craig), on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated by way of amalgamation (New AlbertaCo)1, to acquire the assets of the television stations CKX-TV Brandon and its transmitters, and CHMI-TV Portage La Prairie.


The applicant is also requesting licences allowing New AlbertaCo to continue the operation of the undertakings, upon surrender of the current licences issued to Craig.


The Commission notes that these transfers of assets are part of an intra-corporate reorganisation proposed by Craig, aiming to have all of Craig's programming undertakings controlled by New AlbertaCo, and all of its wireless distribution undertakings (multipoint distribution systems) controlled by a new corporation known as Craig Wireless Systems Inc., while maintaining control of these undertakings under the Craig Family.


1 The proposed licensee corporation, New AlbertaCo, will result from the amalgamation of 4046358 Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Manalta Investment Company Ltd. (Manalta), which is the parent corporation of Craig, and Craig Broadcast Alberta Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Craig.


The Commission will only proceed with this application at the public hearing if advised by the Department of Industry, at least ten days prior to the hearing, that it is technically acceptable.


Applicant's address:

535 - 7th Avenue South West
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 0Y4
Fax: (403) 508-5567


Examination of applications:

At the applicant's address, and

Craig's Corporate Offices/Television studios at:

10212 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

2940 Victoria Avenue
Brandon, Manitoba

8 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba

70 York Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario

Craig Wireless Offices

Suite 500, 5th Floor
Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba


[ Intervention Form]





21 March 2003


The intervention must be received by the CRTC and by the applicant ON OR BEFORE the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays.


Your intervention will be considered by the Commission, and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to you, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. You will be contacted only if your submission raises procedural questions.


Submit your written intervention to the Secretary General of the Commission in ONLY ONE of the following formats:


by using the form
[intervention form]




by electronic mail to




by mail at
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2




by fax to the
Secretary General - (819) 994-0218


A true copy MUST be sent to the applicant and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.


Where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.


Please note that only the documents (applications and interventions) electronically filed will be available on the Commission's web site. You will be able to access these documents by indicating the public notice or the notice of public hearing number.


Each paragraph of the document should be numbered.


Your intervention should clearly identify the application and indicate whether you support or oppose the application, or if you propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for your proposal.


In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if you wish to appear, you must provide reasons why your written comments are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary.


In exceptional circumstances, the Commission may allow an intervenor to present its intervention by teleconference. At the time of filing its intervention, the intervenor must clearly indicate why the Commission should grant such a request.


Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.




Documents are available at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications or, upon request, within 48 hours, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.


Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room G-5
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
FAX: (819) 994-0218




Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
FAX: (902) 426-2721


405 de Maisonneuve Blvd East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607 - TDD: 283-8316
FAX: (514) 283-3689


55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
FAX: (416) 954-6343


Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue, Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
FAX: (204) 983-6317


Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue, Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
FAX: (306) 780-3319


10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
FAX: (780) 495-3214


530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322


This document is available in alternative format upon request and may also be examined at the following Internet site:


Secretary General

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