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Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-105


See also: 2008-105-1

Ottawa, 6 November 2008

  Notice of consultation
  Applications received
Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 11 December 2008
  The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Diffusion Laval Inc.
Laval, Quebec
Application No. 2008-1375-0


Radio Ville-Marie
Montréal, Quebec
Application No. 2008-1379-2


Astral Broadcasting Group Inc.
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland
Application No. 2008-1391-6


Rawlco Radio Ltd.
Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2008-1218-2
1. Laval, Quebec
Application No. 2008-1375-0
  Application by Diffusion Laval Inc. to amend the licence of the French-language commercial radio programming undertaking CFAV-AM Laval.
  The applicant is requesting the amendment of the actual condition of licence pertaining to Canadian Talent Development (CTD).
  In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-193, 2 July 2003 (Decision 2003-193), the licensee committed, by condition of licence, to contribute $8,000 a year to the promotion of Canadian artists for a total of $56,000 over a period of seven years.
  The licensee proposes to adhere immediately to the new basic Canadian Content Development (CCD) regime established in Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-158, Commercial Radio Policy 2006, which is now based on a station's total revenues in the previous broadcast year.
  This amendment would enable the licensee to make a fixed contribution of $500 for its next and final fiscal year (1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009) before the station's licence renewal.
  The licensee states that its station's financial statements are showing losses, and that this amendment would help ease their financial burden.
  Licensee's address:

600, Juge-Desnoyers Place, #602
Laval, Quebec
Fax: 450-680-1570
  Examination of application:

Office of Mr. Guy Dagenais
600, Cardinal Street
Laval (Quebec)
2. Montréal, Quebec
Application No. 2008-1379-2
  Application by Radio Ville-Marie relating to the licence of the French-language specialty FM radio programming undertaking CIRA-FM Montréal, Quebec.
  The licensee proposes using a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations (SCMO) channel to broadcast a predominantly Hispanic radio service, Radio Latina, at frequency 92 KHz. Programming broadcast using an SCMO is not accessible with standard radio equipment, and requires the use of a special receiver.
  Licensee's address:

199-4020, Saint-Ambroise Street
Suite 199
Montréal, Quebec
H4C 2C7
Fax: 514-858-0965
  Examination of application:

At the licensee' address
3. Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland
Application No. 2008-1391-6
  Application by Astral Broadcasting Group Inc. to amend the licence of the regional English-language pay television programming undertaking known as MPix.
  The licensee proposes to amend the condition of licence which requires that theatrical feature films aired on television (subcategory 7(d)) be copyrighted at least five years prior to the year in which they are distributed by the service, by changing the copyright period to three years;
  by adding the following programming categories:

ongoing dramatic series (subcategory 7(a)), copyrighted at least five years prior to the year in which they are distributed by the service;


ongoing comedic series (sitcom) (subcategory 7(b)), copyrighted at least five years prior to the year in which they are distributed by the service;

  and by adding the following conditions of licence:

The licensee shall ensure that not more than 15% of all programming broadcast during the broadcast year is drawn from subcategories 7(a) and 7(b) combined.


The licensee shall ensure that not less than 67% of its Canadian programming broadcast during the broadcast week is drawn from subcategories 7(c) and 7(d).


The licensee also offers a commitment to continue to license all Canadian films that are appropriate for its service.

  The licensee indicates that given the competitive environment in which it operates, it needs more flexibility with respect to particular programming categories it can broadcast, and that it also needs a modification to its obligation to broadcast only movies with five years old copyrights to broaden the scope of the movies it can broadcast.
  Licensee's address:

2100 Ste-Catherine Street West
Suite 1000
Montréal, Quebec
H3H 2T3
Fax: 514-939-5098
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address
4. Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2008-1218-2
  Application by Rawlco Radio Ltd. to amend the licence of the commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking CIGY-FM Calgary.
  The licensee proposes to delete condition of licence number 7:

7. The licensee shall contribute an annual minimum of $10,000 to the Women in Media Foundation.

  The applicant proposes to add the following condition of licence:

The licensee shall redirect the annual minimum of $10,000 to the University of Regina's School of Journalism, in the form of 2 student internships per year, at $5,000 per internship.

  The licensee has advised that the Women in Media Foundation has, since the time of the station's original licensing Decision (Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-322), ceased its operations.
  Licensee's address:

6807 Railway St. SE
Suite 140
Calgary, Alberta
T2H 2V6
Fax: 403-291-0037
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


11 December 2008

  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]




by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2




by fax at

  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.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's Web site at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's Web site. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.
  The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
  Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's Web site in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
  Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the Webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our Website with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.
  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 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: 819-997-2429
Toll free Telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road, Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel: 902-426-7997
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: 204-983-8274
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: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
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