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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-25

  See also: 2004-25-1
  Ottawa, 16 April 2004
  The Commission has received the following application:


21 May 2004


Across Canada
Application No. 2004-0166-2
  Application by Persona Communications Inc. (Persona) formely known as Regional Cablesystems Inc. for authority to transfer all of its shares to Canadian Cable Acquisition Company Inc. (CCAC).
  CCAC is a corporation to be owned by CIBC Wood Gundy Capital (SFC #2) Inc. (CIBC), (33.5% voting shares), TD Capital Canadian Private Equity Partners Ltd.(TD) (33.5% voting shares) and Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated (HMTF) a Non-Canadian owned and controlled corporation (33% voting shares).
  The Commission notes that under the proposed terms and conditions of the acquisition, HMTF would be one of the significant shareholder, having the highest board representation of any single investor and would enjoy certain shareholder rights. The combination of these factors could confer HMTF with a significant influence over the business affairs of Persona that could amount to effective control.
  The Commission is consequently inviting comments on the particulars of this application, as well as on the potential effects that approval of this applications would have on the broadcasting industry as a whole.
  Applicant's address:

c/o John Reid - Executive Vice-President & CEO
P.O. Box 12155, Station "A"
17 Duffy Place
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1B 4L1
Fax: (709) 754-3883
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address, and
  Newfoundland and Labrador
  17 Duffy Place
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  1 Main Street
Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador
  General Delivery
Conception Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
  Water Street
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador
  General Delivery
Harbour Main, Newfoundland and Labrador
  447 Conception Bay Highway
Hollyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador
  219 Villa Marie Drive
Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador
  General Delivery
Port De Grave, Newfoundland and Labrador
  144 Main Street
Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador
  3 Church Street
Stoneville, Newfoundland and Labrador
  Municipal Office
588 Montcalm Street
Berthierville, Quebec
  Canada Post
608 Chemin Les Caps
Fatima, Quebec
  Rawdon Municipality
3647 Queen Street
Rawdon, Quebec
  Municipal Corporation
861 de l'Eglise Street
Sainte-Beatrix, Quebec
  Town Hall
162 Desjardins Boulevard
Saint Charles de Mandeville, Quebec
  Town Hall
241 Coutu Street
Sainte-Emilie de l'Energie, Quebec
  Municipalite of Saint-Felix-de-Valois
4881 Principale Street
Saint-Felix-de-Valois, Quebec
  Town Hall
5111 Chemin du Lac
Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon, Quebec
  500 Barrydowne Road, Unit 15
Sudbury, Ontario
  Town of Elliot Lake
45 Hillside Drive North
Elliot Lake, Ontario
  Town of Espanola
100 Tudhope Street
Espanola, Ontario
  111 7th Avenue
Hanover, Ontario
  Township of Val Rita/Harty
2 Avenue de l'Eglise
Val Rita, Ontario
  Nipissing First Nation
36 Semo Road
Garden Village, Ontario
  Town of Kapuskasing
88 Riverside Drive
Kapuskasing, Ontario
  Town of Kirkland Lake
3 Kirkland Street
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
  Listowel Florist
170 Wallace Street North
Listowel, Ontario
  Municipality of Markstay-Warren
21 Main Street
Markstay, Ontario
  Township of Sables-Spanish River
11 Birchlake Road
Massey, Ontario
  Township of Nairn & Hyman
64 McInryre
Nairn Center, Ontario
  28 Wellington Street
New Liskeard, Ontario
  The Corporation of the Township of Prince Edward
332 Main Street
Picton, Ontario
  Port Elgin Community Services Dept.
600 Tomlinson Street
Port Elgin, Ontario
  Municipality of West Nipissing
Suite 101
225 Holditch Street
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
  500 Barryowne Road, Unit 15
Sudbury, Ontario
  865 Mountjoy Street South
Timmins, Ontario
  Caisse Populaire of Verner
1 Principale East
Verner, Ontario
  Caisse Populaire of Warren
60 Rutland Street
Warren, Ontario
  3552-78th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
  British Columbia
  9502-348th Avenue
Oliver, British Columbia

[Intervention/comments form]






21 May 2004

  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 link to the intervention/Comment form located below the description of each application within this public notice.




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.
  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.

All information submitted, including your email address, name and any other personal information as provided, will be posted on the Commission's web site. Documents received in electronic format will be posted on the Commission's web site exactly as you send them, and in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in .pdf format.
  An electronic version of applications is available from the Commission's web site by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's web site. An electronic version of all interventions/comments submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select "Lists of interventions/comments" under "Public Proceedings" from the Commission's web site.
  Documents are also available during normal office hours 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 2 working days, at any other CRTC offices and documentation centres.
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, 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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