Broadcasting Procedural Letter addressed to Gurdial S. (Dale) Badh (Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc.)

Ottawa, 15 August 2018

Gurdial S. (Dale) Badh
President
Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc.
1228-20800 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC
V6V 2W3

By E-mail: info@sherepunjabradio.ca, badh.gurdial@gmail.com

Re: Part 1 Broadcasting Application 2018-0488-1 (CJCN-FM Surrey)

Dear Mr. Badh,

This letter is in response to a procedural request dated 7 August 2018 that you submitted to the Commission on behalf of Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc. (Sher-E-Punjab) in the context of the above-noted technical amendment application (2018-0488-1) from Akash Broadcasting Inc. (Akash). The procedural request has been placed on the public record for this application.

In the procedural request, you have indicated that Akash did not serve a copy of its application to Sher-E-Punjab as a respondent. You have requested that the Commission extend the intervention period for the above-noted application and grant you the right to comment until the Commission has issued a decision on a separate technical amendment application filed by Sher-E-Punjab (2017-1177-1). You have also requested that the applicant be instructed to send you the complete application.

Pursuant to section 22(1)b) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules of Procedure), an application must be served on any respondent. A respondent is defined in section 1 of the Rules of Procedure 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.

Commission staff understand that Sher-E-Punjab may be adverse in interest to Akash’s application. Please note that a copy of this application is available on the Commission’s website under “Broadcasting Proceedings”. This application was originally published on 9 July 2018, with the intervention period ending 8 August 2018.

Commission staff recognize that the need to provide all respondents with a fair opportunity to comment on an application must be balanced against the need to dispose of the application in a timely manner.

In light of the above, the timelines for comment on this application will be amended, as provided below.

Timeline Change

Commission staff will re-open the intervention period for this proceeding to allow for comments from Sher-E-Punjab, until 20 August 2018, following which Akash will have until 27 August 2018 to submit a reply. These amendments are outlined in the table below.

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

Technical amendment - contours
Surrey, British Columbia

CJCN-FM

2018-0488-1
Open application for applicant contact information.
9 July 2018 8 August 2018

New Deadline
20 August 2018

New Reply Deadline
27 August 2018
Answers
Procedural requests

Sincerely,

John Fernandez
Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

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