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Additional references: 2011-379, 2011-379-1, 2011-379-3, 2011-379-4, 2011-379-5 and 2011-379-6

Ottawa, 1 February 2012

Notice of hearing

Licence renewals for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s French- and English-language services
Postponement of the public hearing

1.      In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2011-379-1, the Commission postponed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC’s) licence renewal hearing from 12 September 2011 to June 2012. In that notice, the Commission stated that a new date for the hearing, as well as new deadlines for the filing of interventions and replies, would be announced on 1 February 2012.

2.      In a letter to the Commission dated 31 January 2012, the CBC requested that the existing timetable for its licence renewal process be postponed at this time. The CBC stated that it will not have sufficient time to reflect on and operationalize its plans given that its budget is expected to be announced in late February or March.

3.      The Commission considers that it would be inappropriate to set a hearing date for the renewal of the CBC’s licences until the CBC has had an opportunity to establish its future operating budget. The Commission is therefore postponing the licence renewal hearing until further notice.

Secretary General

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