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Ottawa, 8 May 2013
Notice of applications received
Renewal of the broadcasting licences for certain Native Type B radio stations – Licensees in apparent non-compliance
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 12 June 2013
[Submit an intervention/comment/answer or view related documents]
The Commission announces that it has received applications to renew the broadcasting licences for certain Native Type B radio programming undertakings, which expire 31 August 2013.
The licensees propose to operate their undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those set out in the current licences. In addition, the licensees will be required to adhere to the conditions set out in Native Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1990-89, 20 September 1990.
In each case, the Commission has examined the licensee’s compliance with the requirements relating to the filing of annual returns set out in section 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations). Based on this examination, the licensee appears to be in non-compliance with section 9(2) of the Regulations during the current licence term, for the broadcast years listed below.
The Commission intends to consider the renewal of these broadcasting licences according to the approach set out in Revised approach to non-compliance by radio stations, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-347, 26 May 2011.
|Licensee name and address |
Email address / website to request an electronic version of the application
|Application number, call sign and location||Broadcast years of apparent non-compliance||Licensee’s explanation for the apparent non-compliance|
|Corporation de Radio Kushapetsheken Apetuamiss Uashat |
100 Montagnais Street
CKAU-FM Maliotenam and its transmitter CKAU-FM-1 Sept-Îles
|2008-2009 and |
|The licensee explained that its accountant was away on maternity leave during the 2008-2009 broadcast year, and that there was a change in its accounting firm. The licensee stated that it believed that all documents had been filed on time, with the exception of those for 2008-2009.|
|Corporation Médiatique Teuehikan |
1491 Ouiatchouan Street
|The licensee indicated that it took for granted that the station’s previous Director General understood the filing requirements and that the annual returns were complete and had been filed on time.|
|Gespegewag Communications Society |
116 Riverside Street West
|The licensee did not explain the circumstances surrounding the instances of apparent non-compliance.|
|FDB Broadcasting Inc. |
P.O. Box 8168
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
CFDM-FM Meadow Lake
|The licensee did not explain the circumstances surrounding the instances of apparent non-compliance.|
|Micmac Historical Cultural Art Society |
44A Riverside Street East
P.O. Box 304
|The licensee indicated it was a very busy time of the year and that it did not realize the seriousness of the non-compliance.|
|Native Communications Society of the N.W.T. |
4910 – 50th Street
P.O. Box 2193
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
CKLB-FM Yellowknife and its transmitters
VF2069 Deline (Fort Franklin), VF2070 Fort Good Hope,
VF2080 Fort McPherson, VF2081 Fort Resolution, VF2082 Inuvik, VF2083 Aklavik
and VF2102 Fort Simpson
|In discussions with the Commission, the licensee cited a lack of staff, complicated electronic processes and the heavy administrative burden for small stations.|
|Radio communautaire MF Lac Simon inc. |
1028 Tcizo Street
Lac Simon, Quebec
CHUT-FM Lac-Simon (Louvicourt) and its transmitter CHUT-FM-1 Val d’Or
|The licensee indicated that the non-compliance was due to a lack of financial resources that would allow it to retain a full-time accountant.|
|Société de communication Ikito Pikogan ltée |
30 David Kistabish Street
|2010-2011||The licensee was unable to explain the missing financial statements. It stated that it believed everything was submitted properly at the time. The missing financial statements were filed when the licensee became aware of the situation.|
Deadline for interventions or answers
12 June 2013
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277 (the Rules of Procedure), set out, among other things, the rules for content, format, filing and service of interventions, the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure, and the conduct of public hearings. Accordingly, the procedure set out below must be read in conjunction with the Rules of Procedure and its accompanying documents, which can be found on the Commission’s website under “CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure.”
An intervention or answer from a respondent must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. An answer from a respondent must also be served on any other respondent.
In accordance with the Rules of Procedure, a document must be filed with, not merely sent to, the Commission by 5 p.m. Vancouver time (8 p.m. Ottawa time) on the date it is due. The Commission takes no responsibility for postal delays and will not notify a party whose submission is received after the deadline date. Late submissions will not be considered by the Commission and will not be made part of the public file.
Interventions and answers from respondents will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to parties, provided the procedures set out in the Rules of Procedure and this notice have been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.
Submissions must be filed by sending them to the Secretary General of the Commission by only one of the following means:
by using the
by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2
by fax at
A true copy of each intervention or answer from a respondent must be sent to the applicant and, in the case of a respondent to an application, to any other respondent.
The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service was completed. The sender must keep proof of the sending and the receipt of the document for 180 days after the day on which it is filed.
Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.
Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been altered during electronic transmission.
Interventions and answers should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.
All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information designated confidential, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission’s website. This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.
The personal information that parties provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission’s website in their entirety exactly as received, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
The information that parties provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the web page of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of the Commission’s website with the help of either its own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.
The Commission encourages parties and interested persons to monitor the record of the proceeding, available on the Commission’s website, for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their submissions.
Examination of documents
An electronic version of the applications is available on the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice. It is also available from the licensees, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the licensees at their email addresses, provided above.
A list of all interventions and answers will also be available on the Commission’s website. The list is accessible by selecting “View all proceedings open for comment” from the “Public Proceedings” section of the Commission’s website and by clicking on the “Interventions/Answers” link associated with this notice.
Documents are also available during normal office hours at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with these applications, or, upon request, within two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.
Location of Commission offices
Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
99 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
205 Viger Avenue West
55 St. Clair Avenue East
360 Main Street
2220 – 12th Avenue
100 – 4th Avenue South-West
858 Beatty Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
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