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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-53

  Ottawa, 26 September 2003
  The Commission has received the following applications:


31 October 2003


Ottawa, Ontario and
Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Nos. 2003-0544-2, 2003-0530-2 (e)
  Applications by ROGERS CABLE INC. and ROGERS OTTAWA LIMITED/LIMITÉE to amend the licences of their cable distribution undertakings serving Ottawa and Moncton.
  The licensees propose to add a condition of licence which would allow the applicants to allocate up to 4 % of their gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities to contributions to local expression. Of these revenues, 2% would be allocated to each of their French and English-language community channels in Ottawa and Moncton.
  This request is made pursuant to the new Policy framework for community-based media, (Policy) Public Notice CRTC 2002-61 dated 10 October 2002, in which the Commission acknowledged the merit of increased contributions to local expression where a licensee operates a community channel in each official languages in one market.
  A related condition of licence that the licensees have agreed to accept would read as follows:
  The applicants shall submit an audited annual report for each of the English and French-language community channels.
  A model of this report can be found in the applications.
  The licensees propose that for the first two years, 75% of the incremental funding in Ottawa and Moncton be used for capital equipment purchases in order to bring the French-language community channels in these systems up to industry standards. This amount would decrease to 50% in the third year and, by the fourth year, 100% of the incremental funding will be used for direct and indirect operating expenditures, in compliance with the Guidelines respecting financial contributions by the licensees of broadcasting distribution undertakings to the creation and presentation of Canadian programming, Circular No. 426.
  The applicants are also requesting that the authority be applied retroactively to 6 January 2003, the date on which the Policy came into effect.
  Licensees' address:

333 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1G9
Fax: (416) 935-4875
  Examination of applications:

Rogers Television
475 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario

Télévision Rogers
1810 St. Laurent Boulevard
Ottawa, Ontario

Rogers Television
70 Assumption Boulevard
Moncton, New Brunswick

[Intervention Form]

  (e) applications filed electronically





31 October 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.
  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
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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