Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-243

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Reference: Part 1 licence renewal application posted on 1 March 2017

Ottawa, 10 July 2017

Radio Chalom
Montréal, Quebec

Application 2016-0651-8

CJRS Montréal – Licence renewal

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the religious radio programming undertaking CJRS Montréal, Quebec, from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2024. The conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision. The Commission did not receive any interventions regarding this application.


  1. Pursuant to section 22 of the Broadcasting Act, the broadcasting licence renewed in this decision will cease to have any force or effect if the broadcasting certificate issued by the Department of Industry lapses.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-243

Terms, conditions of licence, expectation and encouragement for the religious radio programming undertaking CJRS Montréal


The licence will expire 31 August 2024.

Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee shall adhere to the conditions set out in Conditions of licence for AM and FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-62, 11 February 2009, as well as to the conditions set out in the broadcasting licence for the undertaking.
  2. The licensee shall devote at least 90% of all musical selections broadcast each broadcast week to selections drawn from content category 3 (Special Interest Music), as set out in Revised content categories and subcategories for radio, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-819, 5 November 2010.
  3. As an exception to the percentage of Canadian musical selections set out in section 2.2(3) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (the Regulations), the licensee shall devote, in each broadcast week, at least 12% of its musical selections drawn from content category 3 (Special Interest Music) to Canadian selections.
  4. For the purposes of this condition of licence, the terms “broadcast week,” “Canadian selection,” “content category” and “musical selection” shall have the meanings as those set out in the Regulations.

  5. Where the licensee broadcasts religious programming as defined in Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993, the licensee shall adhere to the guidelines set out in sections III.B.2.a) and IV of that public notice with respect to the provision of balance and ethics in religious programming.
  6. In each broadcast week, the licensee shall broadcast at least 18 hours of balanced programming.


The Commission expects the licensee to reflect the cultural diversity of Canada in its programming and employment practices.


In accordance with Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992, the Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.


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