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Additional reference: 2013-536 and 2013-536-2
Ottawa, 9 October 2013
Notice of hearing
5 December 2013
Correction to item 10
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 4 November 2013
[Submit an intervention/comment/answer or view related documents]
Further to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2013-536, the Commission announces a change to the following item (the change is in bold):
Correction to item 10
James Houssen, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Saint John and Rothesay, New Brunswick
Application by James Houssen, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (James Houssen [OBCI]) for authority to acquire from Pritchard Broadcasting Inc. the assets of the English-language specialty radio programming undertaking CJRP-FM Saint John, New Brunswick and its transmitter CJRP-FM-1 Rothesay. The applicant is also requesting a new licence to continue the operation of the undertaking while proposing amendments to the conditions of licence.
James Houssen (OBCI) will be owned and controlled by James Houssen.
Following completion of the transaction, James Houssen (OBCI) would become the licensee of CJRP-FM.
Pursuant to the asset purchase and sale agreement, the applicant will purchase the assets for $5,000. It has proposed to pay tangible benefits equal to 6% of the value of the transaction as determined by the Commission.
While maintaining the station’s operation within the Specialty FM format as defined in A review of certain matters concerning radio, Public Notice CRTC 1995-60, 21 April 1995, and Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Public Notice CRTC 2000-14, 28 January 2000, as amended from time to time, the applicant proposes to delete the following condition of licence:
The licensee shall devote more than 50% of each broadcast week to the broadcast of spoken word programming.
As well, the applicant proposes to add the following condition of licence:
During each broadcast week, at least 90% of all musical selections shall be drawn from subcategory 35 (Non-classic religious), as defined in Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-819, 5 November 2010, as amended from time to time.
The applicant proposes to operate the station as a Christian country music service. The applicant states that the proposed format change is necessary since the station’s previous spoken word format was not financially viable.
The Commission notes that the current licensee of CJRP-FM may have failed to comply with its conditions of licence relating to Canadian content development contributions for the broadcast years 2005-2006 through 2008-2009.
The licensee may have also failed to comply with its condition of licence requiring it to devote more than 50% of each broadcast week to the broadcast of spoken word programming.
Additional information may be placed on the public examination file. The Commission encourages interested persons to monitor the public examination file and the Commission’s website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their comments.
863 Indian Mountain Road
Indian Mountain, New Brunswick
Email to request electronic version of application: email@example.com
Deadline for interventions, comments or answers
4 November 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 and answers of respondents, the procedure for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure, and the conduct of the public hearing. 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 an answer from a respondent must be filed with the Commission and served on 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.
The applicant, respondents and interveners are permitted to coordinate, organize and file, in a single submission, interventions of other interested persons who share their position but do not wish to appear at the hearing as a “Joint Supporting Intervention.” More information on how to do so and a template for the covering letter to be filed by the parties can be found in Changes to certain practices for filing interventions – Expansion of filing practices to include the filing of joint supporting comments for broadcasting policy proceedings, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-28-1, 10 December 2010.
Interventions and answers 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 must 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.
In the event that an application is brought to an oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions or answers are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary. Parties requiring communication support must state their request on the first page of their intervention. Only those parties whose requests to appear have been granted will be contacted by the Commission and invited to appear at the public hearing.
Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the Commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
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 applicants, either on their websites or upon request by contacting the applicants 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 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.
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