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Ottawa, 29 October 2014

By E-mail:

Bupinder Bola
Radio Markham York Inc.
1160 Tapscott Road, Unit 2 and 3
Toronto, Ontario
M1X 1E9

Procedural Letter: Part 1 application 2014-1073-7 – Technical amendment – CFMS-FM Markham, Ontario

Dear Mr. Bola,

This letter is in response to the above-referenced application regarding a technical amendment to the broadcasting license of CFMS-FM Markham.

Procedural Request

In your application dated 18 October 2014, you requested that the Commission make an exception to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure) to process your application using an administrative approach. Your rationale for this request is that without an expedited process the implementation of the proposed amendments would be delayed until the spring of 2015.

Commission staff notes that your application, which proposes a change to the authorized antenna pattern at CFMS-FM, includes an increase to the service contours relative to those originally authorized in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2012-487, and as amended in Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2013-617. Staff has determined that this proposed increase in service contours might impact other broadcasters and therefore staff considers that providing for input from the public is important in this case.

In light of the above, staff is of the view that your procedural request is not justified given the circumstances. Therefore, the application will remain a Part 1 Proceeding, subject to a 30 day intervention period ending 24 November 2014, and a 10 day reply period, if necessary.

A copy of this letter will be added to the record associated with your application to be made available for public examination.


John Fernandez, Radio Analyst (819) 997-2882,

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