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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2005-25

  Ottawa, 22 March 2005
  The Commission has received the following applications. The deadline for submission of interventions/comments is 26 April 2005.


Applicant and Locality


Global Communications Limited (CJNT-TV)
Montréal, Quebec


Joco Communications Inc. (CFSF-FM)
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario


Montréal, Quebec
Application No. 2004-0771-9
  Application by Global Communications Limited to amend the licence of television programming undertaking CJNT-TV Montréal.
  The licensee proposes amendments related to the broadcasting of ethnic programming, and English and French non-ethnic programming as follows:

(i) Replace the condition of licence which currently reads:


CJNT-TV shall devote to the broadcasting of ethnic programs . . . not less than 75% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.




CJNT-TV shall devote to the broadcasting of ethnic programs . . . not less than 50% of the total number of hours broadcast annually between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.


The licensee notes that this amendment would improve its simulcasting opportunities which would increase the station revenues used in cross-subsidizing its ethnic programming.


(ii) Delete the condition of licence which currently reads:


In periods where the licensee chooses to broadcast non-ethnic programming:


a) no less than 35% and no more than 60% of the total number of hours dedicated annually to non-ethnic programming shall be devoted to English-language non-ethnic programming.


b) no less than 35% and no more than 60% of the total number of hours dedicated annually to non-ethnic programming shall be devoted to French-language non-ethnic programming.


The amendment would permit the licensee to devote 100% of the non-ethnic programming to English-language broadcasts.


The licensee has observed that CJNT-TV cannot compete for high-quality non-ethnic programming with the established local French-language TV stations. As a consequence, CJNT-TV has not generated revenues from this programming sufficient to maximize the cross-subsidization of its ethnic programming.


(iii) Eliminate the annual requirements relating to a minimum number of ethnic groups that it must serve and the minimum number of languages in which it must provide programming. The licensee will maintain its monthly condition of licence requirements in these areas.

  The licensee notes that approval of the three (3) proposed amendments would not result in a reduction of the total amount of ethnic programming broadcast on CJNT-TV Montréal.
  Licensee's address:

Global Television Network Inc.
81 Barber Greene Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3C 2A2
Fax: (416) 386-2779
  Examination of application:

CH Montréal
1600 de Maisonneuve East
9th floor
Montréal, Québec

[Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form]


Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
Application No. 2004-1051-4
  Application by Joco Communications Inc. relating to the licence of radio programming undertaking CFSF-FM Sturgeon Falls.
  The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the effective radiated power from 50 watts to 1,350 watts and by increasing the antenna height (non-directional antenna/antenna height to 48.5 metres).
  The authorized contours of the undertaking will be increased significantly.
  The licensee wishes to increase the signal of the station to serve all of the listeners in the Municipality of West Nipissing and outlying communities.
  The Commission notes that the increase in power would result in a change of the CFSF-FM status from a low power unprotected service to a regular Class A FM station.
  Licensee's address:

12006 Highway 17
Unit 7
Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
P2B 3K8
Fax: (706) 753-6776
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

[Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form]


Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/


26 April 2005

  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
Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form

located below the description of each application within this public notice




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at
(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.
  The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
  Before initiating service through electronic mode, please ensure that you will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
  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 become part of the public record and can be viewed on the Commission's Web site.
  Documents sent in electronic format will be put on the Commission's Web site exactly as we received them, and in the official language and format in which they are sent. Documents not received electronically will be scanned and put on the Web site.
  Examination of Documents
  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 2060
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
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1G2
Tel: (514) 283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
  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
  10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
FAX: (604) 666-8322
  Secretary General
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