ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Louis-Martin McArdle (Télévision communautaire Frontenac)
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Ottawa, 23 January 2015
By email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Louis-Martin McArdle
Programming and Communications Supervisor
Télévision communautaire Frontenac
115A-1850, Bercy Street
Montreal (Quebec) H2K 2V2
Subject: Application number 2014-1167-8 for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-and English-language independent community programming undertaking in Montreal
This is in reference to the application by Télévision communautaire Frontenac for a broadcasting licence to operate a French-and English-language independent community programming undertaking in Montreal.
Section 22 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of 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 procedureFootnote 1 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.
Although Section 53(2) of the Rules of Procedure provides that an application made to the Commission for the issuance of a licence that is published as part of a Notice of consultation is usually not subject to the requirement to serve the application on respondents, Commission staff determines that due to the nature of your request, it would be in the public interest that it be served on respondents.
We therefore invite you to serve your application on broadcasting distribution undertakings Zazeen and ColbaNet operating in the territory of Montreal, as well as on any other broadcasting distribution undertaking that may be affected by your request with respect to the mandatory distribution and allocation of the contribution to local expression.
You must file with the Commission a proof of service as described in Section 20 of the Rules of Procedure no later than January 30, 2015.
A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding.
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