Broadcasting Procedural Letter Addressed to Neeti P.Ray (9427899 Canada Inc.)

Ottawa, 17 January 2017

BY EMAIL: neetiray@gmail.com

Mr. Neeti P.Ray
President
9427899 Canada Inc.
2000 Islington Avenue, Apt. 1612
Toronto, ON
M9P 3S7

Re: Broadcasting Application 2016-0492-6 (CKIN-FM Montreal)

Dear Mr. Ray,

This letter is in reference to the above noted application made by 9427899 Canada Inc. (the applicant) in the context of its application to amend the distribution of tangible benefits as set out in Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2015-397, CKIN-FM Montréal – Acquisition of assets.

In the application, the applicant requests an amendment to the application of Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2014-459 which requires the licensee to allocate 6% of the value of the transaction to Radio Starmaker Fund or Fonds Radiostar, FACTOR or Musicaction, the Community Radio Fund of Canada and any eligible Canadian Content Development Fund of Canada.  In lieu of the aforementioned contributions, the licensee proposes to allocate the entirety of its annual contribution to support a student enrolled in the journalism program at Concordia University. 

Section 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that the Commission may request parties to file information, particulars or documents where needed. In order to proceed with the application, please address the following:

Confirmation of Information Provided in the Application Form

Commission staff notes that the application states that the revised contribution would be a greater benefit to the system. However, the application does not specify how the amendment would be a greater benefit to the system than the current contribution requirements.

  1. Please explain how the proposed amendment would be in the interest of the public.
  2. How would the amendment benefit the broadcasting system as whole?
  3. How would the amendment benefit the community being served by CKIN-FM?

Timeline Change (Intervention / Comments Deadline)

Considering the new information to be added to the public record, Commission staff will re-open the intervention period for this proceeding for additional comments from all parties with respect to the new information only.

As such, the timetable for the proceeding is changed as follows:

Notice Number/Part 1 Subject Posted Date Deadlines  (Interventions/ Comments/ Answers) Related Documents
Part 1 9427899 Canada Inc. 

Reallocation of Tangible Benefits

Montréal, Quebec

CKIN-FM

2016-0492-6

Open application for applicant contact information.
16 May 2016

New Posted Date
17 January 2017

24 January 2017

New Intervention Deadline
30 January 2017

New Deadline
6 February 2017
Answers

Interventions

Procedural requests

Replies

Deadline for Response

The information requested herein should be received at the Commission no later than 24 January 2017, the date by which service of the procedural request must also be effected, failing which, your application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should you wish to pursue this proposal.

A copy of this letter and all related correspondence will be added to the public record of the proceeding for this application.

The Commission requires that your response and/or other documents be submitted electronically by using the secured service “My CRTC Account” (Partner Log In or GCKey) and filling the “Broadcasting and Telecom Cover page” or the “Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page” located on this web page. Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission “Submitting applications and other documents to the CRTC using My CRTC Account.”

Sincerely,

Lynn Asselin
Senior Analyst,
Radio Policy & Applications

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