Broadcasting Commission Letter addressed to Matt Thompson (Corus Entertainment Inc.)
Ottawa, 24 September 2019
Mr. Matt Thompson
Director, Regulatory Law and Public Policy
Corus Entertainment Inc.
Re: Application 2019-0957-4
This is in reference to your application to amend the condition of licence 12(a) set out in Broadcasting Decision 2017-150.
In your application, you requested that all of the financial data contained in the submitted appendices and the supplementary brief be treated as confidential. However, this information is generally treated by the Commission as public pursuant to Section 34(1) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Rules) and the Appendix to Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin 2010-961 for the following reason:
- It is historical information that has already been disclosed in another format, such as financial summaries and annual reports;
- It is financial statements and assumptions provided on an aggregate basis.
Staff considers that it is in the public interest that the financial data submitted in confidentiality be disclosed and form part of the public record. In order to complete your application, please file a revised abridged version of the confidential documents already submitted disclosing all of the requested data by 7 October 2019. Alternatively you may, in accordance with subsection 33(4) of the Rules, file a reply with the Commission by 7 October 2019. Should you wish to confirm the designation, please note that the information will not be admissible in evidence and that the application may be returned as a result.
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Television Applications and Programming
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