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  Ottawa, 13 January 2009

Notice of application received

  Across Canada
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 28 January 2009
  The Commission has received the following application.

[Broadcasting intervention/comments form]

  Item Applicant and Locality


Canwest Media Inc., on behalf of itself (the limited partner) and Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership
Across Canada
Application No. 2008-1642-3
1. Across Canada
Application No. 2008-1642-3
  Application by Canwest Media Inc., on behalf of itself (the limited partner) and Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership (Canwest) for suspension of the conditions of licence respecting cross-media ownership, in light of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council's (CBSC) Journalistic Independence Code, which was approved in Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-95, 20 October 2008 (Public Notice 2008-95).
  In Licence renewals for the television stations controlled by Global, Decision CRTC 2001-458, 2 August 2001, the Commission imposed a condition of licence requiring Canwest adhere to its Statement of Principles and Practices to ensure the independence and separation of newsrooms of its television services and affiliated newspapers. In that decision, the Commission also stated that it would be prepared to consider suspending the conditions of licence, if the licensee, as a member in good standing with the CBSC, enters into an agreement with the CBSC, resulting in the licensee complying with an industry-wide code of professional conduct approved by the Commission
  As a result of Public Notice 2008-95, the applicant proposes suspending the following conditions of licence through the following amendment indicated by the bold, underlined text:

3. The licensee shall adhere to the provisions of its Statement of Principles and Practices, as set out in Appendix 1 to Licence renewals for the television stations controlled by Global, Decision CRTC 2001-458, 2 August 2001, including the establishment of an independent monitoring committee as set out in Appendix A to its Statement of Principles and Practices. The application of this condition of licence will be suspended, in light of the Journalistic Independence Code, as long as the licensee is a member in good standing of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.

  Licensee's address:

121 Bloor Street East
Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3M5
Fax: 416-386-2779
  Examination of application:

Global BC
7850 Enterprise Street
Burnaby, British Columbia

780 Kings Road
Victoria, British Columbia

342 Leon Avenue
Kelowna, British Columbia

Global Edmonton
5325 Allard Way
Edmonton, Alberta

Global Calgary
222 - 23 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta

Global Lethbridge
1401 - 28 Street North
Lethbridge, Alberta

2840 Bremner Avenue, 2nd floor
Red Deer, Alberta

Global Regina
370 Hoffer Drive,
Regina, Saskatchewan

Global Saskatoon
218 Robin Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Global Winnipeg
30th Floor, Canwest Place
201 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Global Ontario
81 Barber Greene Road
Toronto, Ontario

163 Jackson Street West
Hamilton, Ontario

Global Quebec
1600 de Maisonneuve Est, 9th Floor
Montréal, Quebec

E!/CJNT Montréal
1600 de Maisonneuve Est, 9th Floor
Montréal, Quebec

Global Maritimes
13 Akerley Boulevard
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Public Participation


Deadline for Interventions/Comments


28 January 2009

  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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