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  Route reference: 2010-5
  Ottawa, 16 March 2010
  Thunder Bay Electronics Limited
Thunder Bay, Ontario
  Application 2009-1650-5, received 16 February 2009

CHFD-TV Thunder Bay– Deletion of condition of licence

1. The Commission approves an application by Thunder Bay Electronics Limited to amend the broadcasting licence for the television programming undertaking CHFD-TV by deleting the condition of licence that reads as follows:

The licensee shall operate this undertaking as an affiliate of the television network operated by CTV Television Inc.

2. CHFD-TV will operate as an independent local station and will receive its non-local programming from Canwest Global.
3. The Commission received two interventions in connection with this application. Bruce Hyer, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North expressed his support. John Rafferty, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River commented that the Commission's decision on this matter should contribute to the preservation and enrichment of CHFD-TV's local programming.
4. With respect to Mr. Rafferty's comment, the Commission notes the applicant's commitment to maintain the minimum levels of local programming set out in CHFD-TV Thunder Bay – Licence renewal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2004-386, 30 August 2004.
  Secretary General
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