Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2020-401
Reference: Part 1 licence renewal application posted on 30 October 2020
Ottawa, 15 December 2020
Radio Humsafar Inc.
Public record for this application: 2019-0707-3
CHRN Montréal – Licence renewal
- The Commission has the authority, pursuant to section 9(1) of the Broadcasting Act (the Act), to issue and renew licences for such terms not exceeding seven years and subject to such conditions related to the circumstances of the licensee as it deems appropriate for the implementation of the broadcasting policy set out in section 3(1) of the Act.
- Consistent with that authority, the Commission renews the broadcasting licence for the commercial ethnic radio programming undertaking CHRN Montréal, Quebec from 1 March 2021 to 31 August 2027.Footnote 1 The Commission did not receive any interventions in regard to this application. The terms and conditions of licence are set out in the appendix to this decision.
Force and effect of broadcasting licences
- Pursuant to section 22 of the 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.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2020-401
Terms, conditions of licence, expectation and encouragement for the commercial ethnic radio programming undertaking CHRN Montréal, Quebec
The licence will expire 31 August 2027.
Conditions of licence
- The licensee shall adhere to the conditions of licence 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 to the conditions set out in the broadcasting licence for the undertaking.
- The licensee shall devote all of the programming broadcast each broadcast week to ethnic programs, as defined in the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time.
- The licensee shall devote at least 84 hours of the programming broadcast each broadcast week to third-language programs, as defined in the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time.
- The licensee shall offer on a weekly basis programming directed to a minimum of ten cultural groups in a minimum of eight languages.
- Pursuant to this decision and to fulfill its outstanding commitments to Canadian content development (CCD) set out in Commercial ethnic radio stations in Montréal, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2014-241, 16 May 2014, the licensee shall, in addition to the basic annual contribution to CCD set out in section 15 of the Radio Regulations, 1986, as amended from time to time, make an annual contribution of $7,000 for the 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 broadcast years to the promotion and development of Canadian content. Of this amount, 20% per broadcast year shall be devoted 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.
In accordance with Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC 1992-59, 1 September 1992, the Commission encourages the licensee to consider employment equity issues in its hiring practices and in all other aspects of its management of human resources.
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