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  Ottawa, 16 September 2009
  Notice of applications received
  Various locations
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 6 October 2009
  The Commission has received the following applications:

[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Sortir FM inc.
Québec, Quebec
Application No. 2009-1182-7


Shaw Communications Inc., on behalf of Mountain Cablevision Limited
Hamilton and its surrounding areas, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1015-0


Québec, Quebec
Application No. 2009-1182-7
  Application by Sortir FM inc. to amend the broadcasting licence of the French-language tourist information radio programming undertaking CKJF-FM Québec.
  The licensee proposes to amend its licence by changing its transmitter’s frequency from 90.3 MHz (channel 212LP) to 106.9 MHz (channel 295A1). The licensee also proposes to change the authorized contours by increasing the average effective radiated power from 12.7 watts to 51 watts (maximum effective radiated power from 16 watts to 250 watts with an effective height of antenna above average terrain of 70.6 metres).
  The licensee indicates that this change of frequency is necessary given that the Commission authorized Guy Simard, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated, to use frequency 90.3 MHz in Montmagny in French-language FM radio station in Montmagny and transmitter in Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-224, 26 August 2008. The licensee also states that a change in the station’s status from unprotected low-power to a protected class A1, which would result from the increase in the effective radiated power, would further the long-term development of CKJF-FM and provide an opportunity to maximize returns on the sums already invested in the station’s operations.
  Licensee’s address:

35 Saint-André Wharf
Suite 001
Québec, Quebec
Fax: 418-522-6469
  Examination of application:

At the licensee’s address
2. Hamilton and its surrounding areas, Ontario
Application No. 2009-1015-0
  Application by Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw), on behalf of Mountain Cablevision Limited (Mountain), to change the ownership and control of Mountain to 1474888 Alberta Limited (1474888), a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw.
  Mountain, a corporation controlled by Mr. Owen Boris, is the licensee of a Class 1 cable distribution undertaking serving Hamilton and surrounding areas, and of a regional English-language Video-on-demand programming undertaking serving Byng, Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville, Hagersville, Jarvis, Mount Hope, Townsend and parts of Hamilton, Ontario.
  The proposed transaction would be effected through the transfer of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mountain to 1474888.
  As a result, effective control of Mountain would be exercised by 1474888, a corporation controlled by Mr. J.R. Shaw.
  The Commission is consequently inviting comments on the particulars of this application, as well as on the potential effects that approval of this application would have on the broadcasting industry as a whole.
  Applicant’s address:

630 – 3rd Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T4P 1L4

  Examination of application:

440 Laurier Avenue W. #330
Ottawa, Ontario

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


6 October 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 the Commission’s website with the help of either its 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
J8X 4B1
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
  2220 – 12th Avenue, Room 620
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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