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Ottawa, 19 February 2016


Mr. Mark Lewis
South Asian Broadcasting Corporation Inc.
#201-8383A 128th Street
Surrey, British Columbia
V3W 4G1

Re: Application 2015-0173-4 – Application for a technical amendment - new rebroadcasting transmitter in Surrey, British Columbia

Dear Mr. Lewis,

This is in response to your letter dated 8 July 2015, in your capacity as the appointed solicitor to South Asian Broadcasting Corporation Inc., (SABC) requesting that the Commission process SABC’s application by way of an expedited Part 1 process or on a non-appearing public hearing rather than as part of a competitive licensing proceeding for Vancouver since this would delay the  processing of the application.

As you are aware, on 29 June 2015, the Commission issued Call for applications - Radio stations to serve Vancouver, British Columbia, Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2015-288 (Broadcasting Notice 2015-288), calling for applications for broadcasting licences for radio stations to serve Vancouver, British Columbia. The Notice  specifically included SABC’s application and indicated that technical amendment applications seeking the addition of rebroadcasting transmitters would be considered as part of this public process. Treating SABC’s technical amendment application as an appearing item in a competitive licensing hearing is fair to all other applicants for licences in a market andconsistent with the Commission’s past practice, such as with the 2014 Surrey competitive public hearing which included similar technical amendment applications by SABC.

In view of the foregoing, the Commission denies your request to deal with SABC’s technical amendment application as a Part 1 or non-appearing item.  SABC’s application will be scheduled as a competing item as part of the competitive licensing hearing for Vancouver.

A copy of this letter will be added to your application and will be made available for public examination.

Should you require further information concerning this application, please do not hesitate to contact Valentina Bourgeois by telephone at 819-997-9350, by telecopier at 819-994-0218 or by e-mail at

Yours truly,

Danielle May-Cuconato
Secretary General

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