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Route reference: 2011-290
Additional reference: 2012-673
Ottawa, 22 February 2013
Revocation of licences – Exempted radiocommunication distribution undertakings
1. In Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2011-290, the Commission sought comments on proposed amendments to the Exemption Order respecting Radiocommunication Distribution Undertakings (the Exemption Order) set out in the appendix to Broadcasting Public Notice 2002-45. It also requested that licensees of radiocommunication distribution undertakings (RDUs) provide prior consent for the revocation of their licences should they qualify for an exemption and should the Commission implement the proposed amendments.
2. On 11 December 2012, the Commission made various amendments to the Exemption Order. These amendments were set out in the appendix to Broadcasting Order 2012-673. In that broadcasting order, the Commission stated that since it was making amendments that differed from what was initially proposed, it would continue to deem valid the consents provided by the licensees of RDUs during the consultation process, unless it had been advised to the contrary by these licensees by no later than 1 February 2013. The Commission added that it would issue a decision shortly thereafter revoking the licences of all licensees of RDUs that provided such consent so that they may be able to operate under the revised Exemption Order.
3. The Commission notes that none of the consents previously provided were withdrawn. Furthermore, the Commission notes that Radio-Soleil-Estrie from Sherbrooke, Quebec was the only RDU not to have provided consent. However, following the publication of Broadcasting Order 2012-673, Radio-Soleil-Estrie applied for the revocation of its licence in order to continue to operate under the revised Exemption Order.
4. In light of the above, and pursuant to sections 9(1)(e) and 24(1) of the Broadcasting Act, as well as section 24(2) as it pertains to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Commission revokes the broadcasting licences issued to the licensees listed in the appendix to this decision.
5. The Commission reminds these RDUs that pursuant to the revocation of their licences in light of criterion 8 of Broadcasting Order 2012-673, they are authorized to continue to operate under the revised Exemption Order so long as their technical parameters reflect those authorized by the Department of Industry and in effect on 1 November 2012. Should these particular RDUs decide to make any technical amendments to their existing authority, any such changes will require them to be licensed once again by the Commission following receipt, processing and approval of such an application.
6. The Commission also reminds these RDUs that they are required at all times to maintain a valid broadcasting certificate provided by the Department of Industry.
- Revised exemption order for radiocommunication distribution undertakings, Broadcasting Order CRTC 2012-673, 11 December 2012
- Call for comments on amendments to the Exemption order respecting radiocommunication distribution undertakings, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-290, 3 May 2011
- Exemption order respecting radiocommunication distribution undertakings (RDUs), Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-45, 12 August 2002
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-89
Radiocommunication distribution undertakings operating in accordance with Broadcasting Order 2012-673 – exempt under criterion 8
|Alberta||Bonnyville||L’Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta, Régionale de Bonnyville|
|British Columbia||Burns Lake||Burns Lake & District Rebroadcasting Society|
|Burns Lake, Decker Lake and Tintagel||Burns Lake & District Rebroadcasting Society|
|Chetwynd and Fort St. John||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Houston, Burns Lake and Smithers||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Kitimat||District of Kitimat|
|Moberly||Columbia Electoral Area “A” Television Rebroadcasting Society|
|Ootsa Lake (Tatalrose)||Burns Lake & District Rebroadcasting Society|
|Passmore||Slocan Valley T.V. Society|
|Peachland||The Peachland Communications Society|
|Savona||The Savona Community Association|
|Winfield||Central Okanagan Re-Broadcast Society|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||Cape Broyle||Town Clerk of the Town of Cape Broyle (authorizing Wendy Duggan, in her capacity as the Town Clerk of the Town of Cape Broyle and any subsequent person occupying that position)|
|Northwest Territories||Yellowknife||L'Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife|
|Ontario||Chapleau||FormationPLUS, Centre de formation francophone pour adultes|
|Quebec||Baie James (Champion, La Grande 1 (LG1), La Grande 2 (LG2), La Grande 3 (LG3), Guyer, Keyano (LG4), Nikamo (LA1), Laforge1 (LA2) and Brisay Camps)||Northeast Social Club|
|Camp Sarcelle||Club Social La Grande|
|James Bay (Eastmain-1 Camp)||Club Social La Grande|
|Katinniq (Raglan Mine) and Kilometre 38||The General Foreman of Technical and Surfaces Services of Raglan Quebec Mines Ltd.|
|Saskatchewan||Prince Albert||Société canadienne-française de Prince Albert inc.|
|Yukon Territory||Ferry Hill||Manager, Telecom Services, Information and Communications Technology, Highways and Public Works, Government of Yukon, authorizing Phil Wintemute in his capacity as the said Manager and any subsequent person occupying that position|
|Haines Junction||Manager, Telecom Services, Information and Communications Technology, Highways and Public Works, Government of Yukon, authorizing Phil Wintemute in his capacity as the said Manager and any subsequent person occupying that position|
|Horse Camp Hill||Manager, Telecom Services, Information and Communications Technology, Highways and Public Works, Government of Yukon, authorizing Phil Wintemute in his capacity as the said Manager and any subsequent person occupying that position|
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