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Ottawa, 19 April 2012

By email:

Me Caroline Dignard
Director, Legal affairs
Cogeco Diffusion inc.
5 Place Ville-Marie, Suite 1700
Montréal, Quebec
H3B 0B3

Re: CKOI-FM Montréal, Programming evaluation

       Week of 8 to 14 January 2012

       Application 2012-0024-5 – Licence renewal – CKOI-FM Montréal, Quebec

Me Dignard,

In our letter dated 11 April 2012, we requested that you provide proof of the MAPL elements for each of the ten musical selections listed in that letter. We indicated that we would accept as eligible proof a copy of the album sleeve of the musical selection on which each of the elements that allow for the identification of a musical selection as Canadian is clearly visible, an immigration certificate setting out the date when an artist obtained Canadian status or the address of the production company that produced the selection.

Following analysis of the information provided on 16 April 2012, we note that it is comprised, for the most part, of website screen captures, which do not comply with the requested MAPL elements. Consequently, only the musical selection titled Tout est parfait, by the artist Numéro, may be considered to be Canadian. You will find the final analysis report attached to this letter.

In light of the above, the level of Category 2 Canadian content broadcast during the week of 8 to 14 January 2012 remains at 35.6% for the broadcast week, and at 30.7% from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

It therefore appears that the licensee may have failed to comply with Section 2.2(9) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, which reads as follows:

(9) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence and subject to subsection (6), an A.M. licensee, F.M. licensee or digital radio licensee that is licensed to operate a commercial station shall, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., in any period beginning on a Monday and ending on the Friday of that week, devote at least 35% of its musical selections from content category 2 to Canadian selections broadcast in their entirety

We note that, in your letter dated 16 April 2012, you explained the circumstances of this apparent non compliance and described the measures that have been put in place to correct the situation as well as the measures that will be put in place during the next licence term to ensure that the situation does not occur in the future.

This letter will be part of your application and should be made available for public examination.

Yours truly,

Original signed by

Annie Laflamme
Radio Policy and Applications

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