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Ottawa, 14 December 2011

Sylvie Courtemanche
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
P.O. Box 627, Stn B
Ottawa, (ON) K1P 5S2

Via email :

Subject: Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-741 - Quality standards for French-language closed captioning - Request to extend deadline for submitting the updated version of the standards

Dear Ms. Courtemanche :

This is further to your 6 December 2011 letter addressed to the Secretary General in which you request an extension to the deadline for submitting an updated version of the French-language closed captioning quality standards.

In your letter, you indicate that two of the larger French-language broadcasters, Astral Média and Quebecor Média inc., are participating in a CRTC hearing during the month of December which is why you are requesting that the deadline for submitting the updated standards be extended to February 7, 2012.

In light of the above, Commission staff believes that it is appropriate to extend the deadline, as requested.



Martine Vallee
Director, Social and Consumer Policy

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