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Ottawa, 11 July 2013

By E-mail

Peter Murdoch
Vice-president, Media
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
301 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 6M6

Dear Mr. Murdoch:

Re: Application 2013-0996-4

This is in reference to your application to the CRTC to hear, inquire into and make an order concerning the cancellation of a number of ethnic television programs by Rogers Broadcasting Limited’s OMNI television stations.

Section 22 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that an applicant must serve its application on a respondent defined as a person who is “adverse in interest”. The guidelines on the Rules of procedure include a chart of persons generally considered to be respondents (paragraph 61). The list is not exhaustive since parties that can be considered respondents depend on the specific facts of the application.

We note that you have not served your application on any respondents.

In light of the above, you are therefore required to serve the application by no later than 18 July 2013 on Rogers Broadcasting Limited.

Note that a document is not served until it is received by the intended recipient. Therefore, if you are serving a person by mail, you must send it in time for it to be delivered on or before 18 July 2013.

Furthermore, as per section 8 of the application form, Respondents, please revise the chart below with the required information as stated in the Rules of Practice and Procedure.


*Mail or E-mail Address

*Date Served













The information requested herein should be received by the Commission no later than 18 July 2013, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.

The Commission requires that you submit your documents electronically using the secured service My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and fill in the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” or the “Broadcasting Online Form and 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).

Should you need further information concerning your application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (819) 953-2195, or the Single Point of Contact for Small Undertakings at 1-866-781-1911.

Yours sincerely,

(original signed by)

Aspa Kotsopoulos,
Senior Analyst
TV Policy and Applications

c.c. M.L. Auer

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