Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-152

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Reference: Part 1 licence renewal application posted on 28 February 2019

Ottawa, 15 May 2019

Dufferin Communications Inc.
Clarence-Rockland, Ontario

Public record for this application: 2018-0421-1

CHRC-FM Clarence-Rockland – Licence renewal

  1. The Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CHRC-FM Clarence-Rockland from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2026. The terms and 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.

Employment equity

  1. Because this applicant is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports concerning employment equity with the Department of Employment and Social Development, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.

Secretary General

This decision is to be appended to the licence.

Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-152

Terms, conditions of licence and expectation for the English-language commercial radio programming undertaking CHRC-FM Clarence-Rockland, Ontario


The licence will expire 31 August 2026.

Conditions of licence

  1. The licensee shall adhere to the conditions set out in Conditions of licence for commercial AM and FM radio stations, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-62, 11 February 2009, as well as the conditions set out in the licence for the undertaking.
  2. To fulfill its outstanding commitments to Canadian content development (CCD) set out in English-language FM radio station in Clarence-Rockland, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2013-94, 25 February 2013, the licensee shall make a contribution to CCD of $4,500 in the 2019-2020 broadcast year (i.e. by 31 August 2020). This amount is in addition to the basic annual contribution to CCD set out in section 15 of the Radio Regulations, 1986.

    The licensee shall allocate at least 20% of this amount to FACTOR or MUSICACTION. The remainder shall be allocated to parties and initiatives fulfilling the definition of eligible initiatives set out in paragraph 108 of Commercial Radio Policy 2006, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-158, 15 December 2006.


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

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