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Ottawa, 4 May 2011

Bev Kirshenblatt
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
CBC / Radio-Canada
181 Queen Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1K9

By e-mail:

Re: Application 2011-0684-9

Dear Bev Kirshenblatt:

This is in reference to the above noted application.

Section 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information, particulars or documents where needed.

Please answer the following question:

  1. In your cover letter dated 8 April 2011 submitted to the Commission, you state that:

“In its Engineering Brief in support of our original application filed in October 2007 for the new transmitter CBU-2-FM located on Mt. Seymour, the Corporation mentioned that due to the TV Channel 6 operation at Saturna Island, it was unable to use the full permissible effective radiated power for the undertaking. With the advent of the upcoming transition to DTV, the interference problem with FM Channel 201 and TV Channel 6 will disappear. As a result, CBC/Radio-Canada would like to operate the transmitter at its full power after August 31, 2011.”

You also state in the application form that the proposed increase in not based on technical needs.

Explain how the rationale in the proposed amendment is not based on ‘technical requirements’.

Considering the above request, the timetable for the proceeding is changed as follows:

(Interventions / Comments/ Answers)
Extended to 8 June 2011

The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 11 May 2011, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

Please note, as of November 15, 2010, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has transitioned from Epass to Access Key. This is a government-wide initiative that will continue to provide Canadians with secure access to government online services. For further information regarding the transition from Epass to Access Key, please visit or call 1-866-893-0932.

You are reminded that applicants are required to file their applications, related documents and related correspondence electronically using Access Key. Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (819) 953-5130 or by fax at 819-994-0218.

Yours sincerely,

Sherwin Pagtakhan
CRTC Radio Analyst
Broadcasting - Radio

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