ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-339

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  Ottawa, 10 June 2009
  Notice of applications received
  Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 15 July 2009
  The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated
Across Canada
Application No. 2009-0763-6


Canadian Hellenic Toronto Radio Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
Application No. 2009-0785-0


Newcap Inc.
Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2009-0617-5
1. Across Canada
Application No. 2009-0763-6
  Application by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated (APTN) to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking APTN.
  For the upcoming Olympics in February 2010, APTN signed an agreement with the broadcasting consortium led by CTVglobemedia Inc. to air a minimum of 10 hours per day of Olympic coverage. Four hours of the Olympic coverage will be in English, four hours will be in French, and two hours will be in a variety of Aboriginal languages.
  The licensee proposes to obtain some temporary flexibility in meeting its weekly Aboriginal- and French-language programming requirements and also its priority programming and described video requirements as set out in conditions of licence 5, 6, 8 and 10 respectively. This flexibility would allow APTN to provide coverage of the 2010 Olympics during the 17-day period even though it may cause APTN to fall short of its weekly requirements.
  The licensee commits to making up for any shortcomings to the weekly requirements caused by the Olympic coverage by increasing accordingly the amount of the required programming as set out in its conditions of licence throughout the remainder of the broadcast year.
  The conditions of licence that may be affected by the Olympic coverage are as follows:

5. The licensee shall broadcast a minimum of 30 hours of programming in Aboriginal languages in each broadcast week, increasing to a minimum of 35 hours of such programming by the end of the licence term.


6. The licensee shall broadcast a minimum of 18 hours of French-language programming in each broadcast week, increasing to a minimum of 20 hours of such programming by the end of the licence term.


8. The licensee shall broadcast, at a minimum, an average of six hours of Canadian programs in the priority program categories between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. in each broadcast week during the first year of the licence term, and a minimum of seven hours of such programming in each broadcast week during the second year. The licensee shall broadcast, at a minimum, an average of eight hours of Canadian programs in the priority program categories between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. in each broadcast week during the third and each successive year of the licence term.


10. The licensee shall provide described video to accompany a minimum of one hour of new, first-run English-language drama in each broadcast week during the first and second broadcast years of the licence term. During the third year and for the remainder of the licence term, the licensee shall provide described video programming for all new, first-run English- and French-language drama.

  Licensee's address:

339 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2C3
Fax: 204-947-9307
  Examination of application:

At the applicant's address
2. Toronto, Ontario
Application No. 2009-0785-0
  Application by Canadian Hellenic Toronto Radio Inc. relating to the broadcasting licence for the ethnic AM commercial radio programming undertaking CHTO Toronto.
  The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours of CHTO by increasing the daytime transmitter power from 1,000 watts to 3,000 watts (non-directional antenna). All other technical parameters remain unchanged.
  The licensee stated that the proposed changes will result in better signal quality within its licensed area and more specifically, for its listeners located in Mississauga and Brampton who are currently experiencing poor reception of CHTO.
  The modification will increase the population within the 15mV/m contour from 468,000 to 672,000 people and within the 5mV/m contour from 850,000 to 1,442,000 people.
  Licensee's address:

437 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4K 1P1
Fax: 450-363-7229
  Examination of application:

At the licensee's address
3. Calgary, Alberta
Application No. 2009-0617-5
  Application by Newcap Inc. to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio programming undertaking CFUL-FM Calgary.
  The licensee proposes to amend the condition of licence relating to the contribution to the development and promotion of Canadian talent. The applicant stated that due to logistics problems and timing constraints with the ‘‘Making of a Band'' initiative, it was not able to contribute the total amount imposed as condition of licence for the 2008 broadcast year. Therefore, Newcap Inc. requests to allocate the amounts over the remaining licence term otherwise, while maintaining a total financial commitment of seven million dollars over a period of seven consecutive years, as stipulated in Broadcasting Decision 2006-323.
  Licensee's address:

745 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1C2
Fax: 902 468-5661
  Examination of application:

Suite 100
1110 Centre Street North East
Calgary, Alberta

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


15 July 2009

  The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. The intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.
  Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.
  Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:

by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/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.
  Parties must ensure, before initiating service through electronic mode, that they 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.
  Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.
  Important notice
  Note that all information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's website at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's website. This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.
  The personal information that parties 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 website in their entirety exactly as received, 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 that parties 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 web page 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 that was provided as part of this public process.
  Examination of documents
  An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission's website by selecting the application number within this notice.
  A list of all interventions/comments will also be available on the Commission's website. 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 website.
  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 Commission offices and documentation centres.
  Location of Commission offices
  Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0N2
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Regional offices
  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
2220 – 12th Avenue, Room 260
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0M8
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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