ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Order CRTC 2010-147

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  Ottawa, 12 March 2010

Broadcasting Licence Fees – Part I

1. The Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997 (the Regulations) provide for the payment of a Part I licence fee by certain broadcasting undertakings. Section 9(1) of the Regulations sets out the components for the calculation of the regulatory costs.
2. Pursuant to section 10 of the Regulations, the Commission hereby announces in this public notice that the estimated total broadcasting regulatory costs of the Commission for the 2010-2011 fiscal year are $29.453 million.
3. The annual adjustment amount referred to in section 8(2) for the 2008-2009 fiscal year is $6.359 million. Of this total, $5.504 million pertains to the recovery of a temporary increase in the Commission's budget approved by Treasury Board for fiscal year 2008-2009. Notification of this temporary increase was provided in:
  • Notification of a temporary increase to CRTC Part I Broadcasting Licence Fees and Telecommunications Fees, Broadcasting Circular CRTC 2007-9, 21 December 2007;
  • letters sent to all licensees of broadcasting undertakings subject to CRTC Part I licence fees on:
  • 29 February 2008,
  • 27 February 2009, and
  • 26 February 2010;
  • the CRTC's Report on Plans and Priorities (Part III of the Estimates) for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
  The balance of this adjustment, $0.855 million, recovers increases in salary-related costs (e.g. ratified collective agreements) net of credit relating to an adjustment of prior year expenses.
4. The net billing for the Part I licence fee for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, taking into account the adjustment in paragraph 3 above, is $35.812 million.
  Secretary General
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