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Ottawa, 5 October 2012


Jay Thomson, LL.B. LL.M
Vice President
Broadcasting Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)
601 Bank Street, 2nd floor,
Ottawa, Ontario KIS 3T4

Dear Mr. Thomson,

Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-379-3 (“BNC 2011-379-3”)
Licence renewals for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s French- and English-language services

This is in response to your procedural request of 1 October 2012, regarding the subject of terms of trade negotiations between the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

The CMPA states that its negotiations are continuing, and it will not be in a position to provide a substantive update on 5 October 2012, when interventions are due. The CMPA, therefore, requests that the Commission amend its procedures for the upcoming CBC renewal hearing by permitting the CMPA and the CBC to update the Commission on the status of the terms of trade negotiations in either a joint submission or by way of individual submissions to be filed 14 November 2012.

The Panel for the licence renewals of the CBC’s French- and English-language services approves the procedural request to permit a later filing of documents on the issue of terms of trade agreements in the interests of receiving more substantive information on these negotiations. However, these documents must be filed no later than 5 November 2012.



John Traversy,
Secretary General


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