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Route reference: 2013-222

Ottawa, 14 August 2013

Various licensees
Various locations across Canada

The application numbers are set out in the decision.

Campus and community radio stations – Licence renewals

1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licences for the campus and community radio programming undertakings set out below from 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2020.[1]

Campus radio station

Licensee Application number and date received Call sign and location
UFV Campus and Community Radio Society 2012-0313-2
9 March 2012
CIVL-FM Abbotsford, British Columbia

Community radio stations

Licensee Application number and date received Call sign and location
Radio communautaire de Châteauguay CHAI-MF 2012-0282-9
9 March 2012
CHAI-FM Châteauguay and its transmitter CHAI-FM-1 Candiac, Quebec
Erin Community Radio 2012-0362-9
22 March 2012
CHES-FM Erin, Ontario

2. The licensees shall adhere to the conditions of licence set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2012-304, as amended from time to time.

3. The Commission received an intervention supporting the applications by UFV Campus and Community Radio Society and Erin Community Radio from the National Campus and Community Radio Association. The Commission also received interventions by the Province of British Columbia and the Province of Ontario relating to the participation of the stations in their jurisdictions in the National Public Alerting System (NPAS). The public record for these applications can be found on the Commission’s website at under “Public Proceedings.”

4. As specified in its three-year plan, the Commission will be looking at measures to ensure the participation of Canadian broadcasters and telecommunications service providers in the NPAS. Therefore, the Commission will not impose conditions of licence requiring the participation of broadcasters in the NPAS at this time. However, the Commission expects all licensees to voluntarily participate in the NPAS so that Canadians receive timely warnings of imminent perils.

5. The Commission notes that Radio communautaire de Châteauguay CHAI-MF committed to filing an executed copy of its amended by-laws. The Commission directs the licensee to submit this document no later than 30 days from the date of this decision.


6. Pursuant to section 22 of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission reminds the licensees that a broadcasting licence will cease to have any force or effect if the broadcasting certificate issued by the Department of Industry lapses.


Filing of ownership information

7. As set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-499, the Commission expects all community and campus licensees to file yearly updates on the composition of their boards of directors. These annual updates can be submitted at the time of submission of annual returns, following annual board of directors’ elections or at any other time. As noted in Appendix 3 to that policy, licensees may submit such documentation via the Commission’s website.


Employment equity

8. The Commission considers that community radio stations should be particularly sensitive to employment equity issues in order to reflect fully the communities they serve. It encourages the licensees to consider these issues in their hiring practices and in all other aspects of their management of human resources.

Secretary General

Related documents

*This decision is to be attached to each licence.


[1] The original expiry date for these licences was 31 August 2012. The licences were administratively renewed until 31 August 2013 as a result of Broadcasting Decision 2012-434.

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