ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Procedural letter Addressed to Bev Kirshenblatt (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Ottawa, 11 May 2017


Ms. Bev Kirshenblatt
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
181, Queen Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 1K9

RE: Broadcasting application 2017-0011-2 – CBC - CBL-FM Toronto, ON

Dear Ms. Kirshenblatt,

This is in reference to the application by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to amend its licence for the radio programming undertaking CBL-FM Toronto by allowing the installation of a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations (SCMO) to broadcast a radio service in Tamil language.

Procedural request


Pursuant to section 22(1)b) of the CRTC Rules of Procedure (“The Rules”), an application must be served on any respondent. A respondent is defined in section 1 of the Rules as “a person that is adverse in interest to an applicant”. The guidelines on the Rules of procedure 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.

We note that you have not served your application on any respondents.

Please note, from an economic perspective, the incumbent ethnic radio licensee that service Toronto could also be “adverse in interest.”

In light of the above, you are therefore required to serve the application on the incumbent ethnic radio licensee that service Toronto by 15 May 2017.Note that a document is not served until it is received by the intended recipient. Therefore, if you are serving a person by mail, you must send it in time for it to be delivered on or before 15 May.

Furthermore, as per section 8 of the application form, Respondents, please revise the chart below with the required information as stated in the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Respondents information
Respondent Mail or Email address Date served

Please note that the application will be re-published and the timeline of the Part 1 process will be shortened as follows:

Interested persons have until 24 May 2017 to submit interventions relating to the application.

CBC has until 29 May 2017 to reply to the interventions.

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

Should you need further information concerning this application, please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at 819-997-5311, by fax at 819-994-0218 or by E-mail at


Anne Brodeur
Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

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