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Ottawa, 9 July 2012

Mr. Glenn O’Farrell
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario French Language Educational Communications Authority
21 College Street – CP 3005 str.. F
ON, MA4 2M5

Re: Procedural request to shorten the intervention and reply period for application

Dear Mr. O’Farrell,

The Commission received on 9 July 2012 the procedural request of Ontario French Language Educational Communications Authority (TFO) to shorten the intervention deadline from
30 July 2012 to 20 July 2012 and its reply deadline from 9 August 2012 to 23 July 2012 in order to ensure that the Commission has time to publish a decision before 31 July 2012.

Commission staff is of the view that the applicant’s request to shorten the intervention and reply period for this process should be granted. According to staff, the application is justified considering that interveners will have a sufficiently long period to intervene since the application was published Also, staff notes that TFO began airing public service announcements advising the public that the transmitters will be shut down as of July 31, 2012 and wants to avoid any confusion among members of the public. Also, Commission staff acknowledges TVO’s concern with respect to the potential impact should the decision be rendered after 31 July, 2012 and the Commission will seek to render its decision on this matter as quickly as possible.

Please note that the new intervention and reply deadlines for this process are as follows:

Notice Number Subject Date published Deadlines
Ontario French Language Educational Communications Authority

Revocation/delete transmitters

Pembroke, Ontario; Lac Ste-Thérèse, Ontario; Hawkesbury, Ontario; Sudbury, Ontario

21 June 2012 Intervention period
20 July 2012

Reply period :
23 July 2012

Best regards,

Original signed by

Frédéric B. Janelle
Senior Analyst
French Programming

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