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Ottawa, 20 March 2013

Sent by e-mail:

Vincent Géracitano
All Points Bulletin Incorporated and Avis de Recherche
6555 Metropolitain boulevard, East
Suite 401
Montreal, Quebec
H1P H3

Dear Mr. Géracitano,

Subject: Licence renewal and mandatory distribution applications for All Points Bulletin (2012-0689-7) and Avis de Recherche (2012-1051-7)

Paragraph 14 of Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-629, Criteria for assessing applications for mandatory distribution on the digital basic service, 27 August 2010 (Regulatory Policy 2010-629) states that:

“ [...] the Commission has determined that existing services that have been granted mandatory distribution on the basic service pursuant to distribution orders issued under section 9(1)(h) of the Act will be required to justify such continued carriage status with reference to the new criteria as part of their licence renewal.”

In the document received on 30 May 2012 entitled Application for Mandatory Distribution of All Points Bulletin, the applicant addressed the criteria set out in Regulatory Policy 2010-629. However, the document was not explicit as to whether this information applied to Avis de Recherche as well. Since All Points Bulletin is the English version of Avis de Recherche, please confirm that the justification for mandatory carriage set out in your 30 May 2012 document also applies to Avis de Recherche.

If not, please clarify the justification for Avis de Recherche’s continued mandatory carriage on the digital basic service using the criteria set out in Regulatory Policy 2010-629.

The information requested herein should be received by no later than 26 March 2013.

You must submit your answer electronically by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and filling the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” located on this web page. Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission “Submitting applications and other documents to the CRTC using My CRTC Account”.

Please note also that all information that you provide, except information for which confidentiality has been requested and is granted, becomes part of publicly accessible files and will be posted on the Commission’s web site and made available for public examination.

Yours truly,

Original signed by

Sheehan Carter
Senior manager, English and third-language programming

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