Broadcasting Commission Letter addressed to Christopher P. Weafer

Ottawa, 24 May 2019

BY EMAIL : cweafer@owenbird.com

Mr. Christopher P. Weafer
Barrister & Solicitor
595 Burrard Street
Three Bentrall Centre
Vancouver BC  V7X 1J5

RE: Broadcasting application 2019-0347-7 – Base Commander of Canadian Forces in Suffield – CKBF-FM Suffield, Alberta

Dear Mr. Weafer, 

This is in reference to the above-noted application by Base Commander of Canadian Forces for a technical amendment to add a rebroadcasting transmitter in Suffield, Alberta to rebroadcast the programming of CKBF-FM Suffield.

In order to pursue the analysis of this application, please address the following.

Pursuant to subsection 9(2) of the Radio Regulations, 1986, (the Regulations), licensees are required to file, no later than 30 November of each year, their annual return for the broadcast year ending the previous 31 August.  Failure to file these returns, in whole or in part, by the required date of 30 November of each year, may result in non-compliance.

According to Commission records, the annual reports for the 2013-2014, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 broadcast years were missing the financial statements.  Therefore, it appears that the licensee of CKBF-FM may be in non-compliance with subsection 9(2) of the Regulations, relating to the filing of duly completed annual returns for the 2013-2014, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 broadcast years.

In light of the information above:

  1. Please explain the circumstances of this apparent non-compliance.
  2. Please specify what measures have been or will be put in place to ensure full compliance with subsection 9(2) of the Regulations.
  3. Please specify the date by which the financial statements for the 2013-2014, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 broadcast years will be filed with the Commission.

Staff finds it necessary to obtain this information from the applicant in order to provide for a complete record and to make a determination with respect to the proposed technical amendment.

New deadline

The information requested herein should be submitted to the Commission by no later than 31 May 2019, failing which, the application may be returned to be completed and resubmitted with the Commission should Base Commander of Canadian Forces wish to pursue this proposal.

The Commission requires the response or other documents to 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 Cover Page” located on this web page.   Also on this web page you will find information on the submission of applications to the Commission “Filing Broadcasting and Canadian Program Certification documents with the CRTC: Privacy and Security”.

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 819-953-3991, by fax at 819-994-0218 or by e-mail at line.joyal@crtc.gc.ca.

Sincerely,

Signed by

Line Joyal
Analyst, Radio Policy & Applications

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