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Ottawa, 13 August 2014

Our file number: 2014-0696-8


Mr. Gurdial S. Badh
Chief Operating Officer
Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc.
1228 – 20800 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC
V6V 2W3

Re: Notice – Upcoming CRTC Public Hearing – 15 October 2014 – Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc

Dear Sir:

Please be advised that, as stated in the attached Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2014-426 (the Notice), the Commission requires the attendance of Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. (Sher-E-Punjab) at the above-mentioned Hearing. The hearing will begin on 15 October 2014 at 9:00 am at the Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec.

A copy of the Notice is attached as Appendix A. The Notice and the public electronic record related to this matter are available on the CRTC website at

You have the right to file comments on the record.

Pursuant to section 57 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practices and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure), Sher-E-Punjab may review the documents relied on by the Commission in its decision to review this matter and may provide comments and file supporting documents with the Commission by 28 August 2014. Please see instructions explaining how to file comments and/or supporting documents below.

To assist you in this review, please find attached as Appendix B a hard copy of the record relied on by the Commission in its decision to review this matter, which includes:

This attached hard copy record includes certain information designated as confidential, as well as certain Commission letters which are not included in the electronic public file. Abridged versions of the documents you provided have been placed on the public record.

As set out in the Notice, all documents filed in this proceeding not designated confidential will form part of the public record and will be available on the CRTC website.

Please note that in Changes to certain practices for filing interventions, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-28-1, published on 10 December 2010, the Commission announced that it will permit applicants to organize and file in a single submission supporting interventions to broadcasting matters announced in Notices of Consultation. If you wish to file supporting interventions, please use the cover letter template found at the end of this letter.

You have a responsibility to inform the public about this Notice.

In accordance with the Broadcasting Act, the Notice will be published in the Canada Gazette and in newspapers circulated in your area.

In accordance with section 35(1)(a) of the Rules of Procedure, you are required to post the Notice of Consultation or an electronic link to it on a page of your website that is accessible from the home page no later than 5 calendar days from the date of the Notice of Consultation and keep it there until the deadline for intervening in the proceeding. In recognition of the transition to the new Rules of Procedure, if a website is not provided, you are required to answer an e-mail request for an electronic copy of the application within 48 hours of the request.

Should interested parties ask you how to file an intervention, inform them that a link to the electronic form is included in every Commission Notice. The use of this electronic form will greatly facilitate the Commission’s processing of interventions. The deadline for interventions is 12 September 2014.

You have the right to reply to any interventions or answers filed in this proceeding.

If you wish to provide comments and file supporting documents with the Commission in reply to an intervention or answer from a respondent, you must do so no later than 22 September 2014. A copy of the reply must be served upon the intervener or respondent. The Commission will not systematically solicit replies to interventions or answers.

The Commission requires that any documents you file (i.e., comments and supporting documents, by 28 August 2014; and/or replies to interveners, by 22 September 2014) be submitted electronically by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey), available at and filling out the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” accessed via this web page. At the bottom of this web page you will also find information about submitting documents to the Commission by clicking on the link entitled “Submitting applications and other documents using My CRTC Account”.

Should you have any questions regarding the Hearing process, please contact Sonia Gravelle at 819-994-2263.


(original signed by Annie Laflamme)

Annie Laflamme
Director, Radio Policy and Applications

Covering letter template for joint supporting interventions/comments
In Changes to certain practices for filing interventions, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-28, 20 January 2010, and 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, the Commission announced that it will permit parties to coordinate, organize and file in a single submission supporting interventions/comments to broadcasting proceedings announced in notices of consultation. In accordance with the procedure set out in the above-noted broadcasting information bulletins, the template for the covering letter to be filed by a party is provided below.

List of supporting interventions/comments

The persons set out in the following list have provided interventions/comments in support of:


This is to confirm that:

  1. the persons named on this list have requested that this party submit the attached interventions/comments on their behalf;
  2. each person named on this list has been informed by the party that their name and intervention/comment will be posted on the Commission’s website as part of the public record of this proceeding and that all information provided by this person becomes part of the publicly accessible file, including personal information such as full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s) and any other personal information provided;
  3. no person named on this list is requesting to appear at the Hearing.

(name of representative of the party), on behalf of Sher-E-Punjab, on (date).

  1. (name of person supporting this party’s position)
  2. (name of person supporting this party’s position)
  3. (name of person supporting this party’s position)

(etc.; continue list as necessary)

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