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Mr. Prabha Selvadurai
President and CEO
WorldBand Media Inc.
1550 – 16th Avenue
Building F, Suite 200
Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Re: 2011-1657-5 Toronto, Ontario
Dear Mr. Selvadurai:
In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-625, Call for applications – Radio stations to serve Toronto, 28 September 2011 (the Call), the Commission announced a call for applications from parties wishing to obtain a radio licence to serve Toronto, Ontario. It was noted that persons interested in responding to this call must submit a duly completed application to the Commission.
In paragraph 20 of the Call, under the heading Essential information, the Commission specified what information each applicant must provide and stated:
“To assist it in the assessment of applications, the Commission requires each applicant to provide all the information requested in the appendices to this document for the type of service that it proposes to operate. An applicant must clearly demonstrate that its application includes the required information and submit the appropriate completed application. Requests for information by Commission staff will seek to clarify specific facts or to resolve minor discrepancies in the applicants’ proposals.”
Furthermore, in paragraph 21, the Commission noted that it “will return any application that fails to provide the required information and that application will not be considered as part of this process.”
It is noted that you submitted an application to operate a commercial specialty FM radio programming undertaking to serve Toronto. As such, you were required to provide the information requested in Appendix 1 of the Call, in addition to a duly completed application form.
The panel of the Commissioners presiding over the Toronto hearing (the Panel) notes that you have failed to provide complete ownership information for the following sections of your application:
- Appendix 2A: no information was provided regarding the Chief Executive Officer of both WorldBand Media OBCI (the applicant) and WorldBand Media Inc. (parent company);
- Appendix 2A, 2B & 2C: no specific information was provided regarding the holders of 46% of the parent company’s shares; and
- Appendix 2C: the draft copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and Articles of Incorporation for WorldBand Media OBCI were not provided.
Section 3(1)(a) of the Broadcasting Act states that the Canadian broadcasting system shall be effectively owned and controlled by Canadians. The Panel notes that the above-noted documents are required as they allow the Commission to assess an applicant’s compliance with the Directions to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences) and (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians).
In light of the above, the Panel has determined that your application is substantially incomplete in that key elements required to assess the application were not provided. Consequently, your application will not be retained or considered as part of the Toronto competitive applications process.
Please note that this application is now considered closed and that the Commission has disposed of all related documents.
Should you require further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact Lyne Cape, Manager, Radio Policy and Applications, by telephone at 819-997-9383 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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