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Ottawa, 8 June 2012

Mr. Marc G. Sorella
Director regulatory affairs, Interactions inc.
85 Saint-Paul street
Montreal, QC
H2Y 3V4

By E-mail

Dear Mr. Sorella:

Re: Procedural request to shorten the intervention period from 30 to 20 days and the reply period from 10 to 5 days for application 2012-0680-6

On 30 May 2012, V Interactions inc (the applicant) filed an application with the Commission to suspend the conditions of licence concerning the broadcast of local as well as the broadcast of news bulletins during the week-end for the five stations of the applicant
(CFJP-DT Montréal, CFAP-DT Quebec, CFKM-DT Trois-Rivières, CFKS-DS Sherbrooke and CFRS-DT Saguenay) from 27 July to 12 August 2012, due to the broadcast of the London Olympic Games during that period.

In the same application, the Commission received a procedural request from to shorten the intervention period from 30 to 20 days and the reply period from 10 to 5 days, to ensure that the Commission has time to publish a decision before the start of the Olympic Games, which will take place from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

Commission staff is of the view that the applicant’s request to shorten the intervention and reply periods for this process should be granted. According to staff, it is justified under the circumstances in light of the pending Olympic Games, combined with the reasonable time frame given to interveners and respondents to submit interventions and responses during the current process. Therefore, the abridged timelines for this process will now be as follows:

Notice Number


Date published

Due dates

Part 1

Temporary modification of a condition of licence.

Saguenay, Québec; Sherbrooke, Québec; Trois-Rivières, Québec; Québec, Québec; Montréal, Québec





9 June 2012

Intervention period –
27 June 2012


Reply period –
2 July 2012


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

Yours sincerely,

Original signed by

Renée Gauthier
Senior Manager, TV Policy and Applications

c.c. Frédéric B. Janelle, Senior Policy analyst

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