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Ottawa, 25 September 2017

Carmela Laurignano
Dufferin Communications Inc.
5312 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON


Re: Broadcasting application 2017-0887-7 (CIRR-FM Toronto)

Dear Mrs. Laurignano,

This letter is in reference to the Part 1 application by the Dufferin Communications Inc. for a technical amendment related to the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CIRR-FM Toronto. In order to pursue the analysis of the above noted application, please address the following:


  1. 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 onus is on applicants to clearly identify and provide service of the application to all respondents.

The guidelines on the Rules of procedure  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.

In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-198, the Commission approved an application by First Peoples Radio Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate an English-and-Indigenous-language Type B Native FM radio stations to serve the urban Indigenous communities in Toronto. However, it does not appear that you have served First Peoples Radio Inc. as a respondent to your application. Commission staff is of the view that First Peoples Radio Inc., could be adverse in interest.

In light of the above, you are required to serve the application on First Peoples Radio Inc. no later than 2 October 2017. Note, 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 2 October 2017.

Furthermore, please revise the chart below with the required information as stated in the Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Respondent Mail or E-mail Address Date Served

Timeline change

In light of the above request, the timetable for the proceeding is changed as follows:

Notice Number/Part 1 Subject Posted Date Deadlines (Interventions/Comments/Answers)
Part 1 Dufferin Communications Inc. 

Relocation of transmitter, frequency change and technical amendment - contours

Toronto, Ontario



Open application for applicant contact information.
15 September 2017 16 October 2017

30 October 2017
(new deadline)

Deadline for response

The information requested herein should be received at the Commission no later than 2 October 2017, 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 response by Dufferin Communications Inc. is to be added to its application to be made available for public examination.

The applicant is also requested to repeat each question in its reply.

Your response and/or other documents must 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.”

Should you need further information concerning your application, do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at 819-953-5130 or by fax at 819-994-0218.

Yours truly,

Sherwin Pagtakhan
Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

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