Broadcasting Commission Letter addressed to Eric Tremblay (Amherst Island Radio Broadcasting Inc.)

Ottawa, 10 August 2020

Eric Tremblay
Amherst Island Radio Broadcasting Inc.
5830 Front Road
Stella, Ontario
K0H 2S0

By e-mail:

Dear Sir:

Re: 2020-0440-7– Application for technical change to the transmitter CJAI-FM Stella, Ontario.  

This is in response to your application for a technical change to the transmitter CJAI-FM Stella.

Section 28(1)(a) of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure states that the Commission may require a party to provide information, particulars or documents, as required.

Please provide the following information:

The Campus and Community Radio Policy (the Policy), Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-499, defines a community radio as a station that is owned, operated, managed and controlled by a not-for-profit organization that provides for membership, management, operation and programming primarily by members of the community served.

In the application form 303 – technical amendment, submitted on 20 July 2020, the applicant indicated that Amherst Island Radio Broadcasting Inc. would like to relocate from its present transmitter site on Amherst Island to a different location on Amherst Island, while increasing the signal reach to listeners in Loyalist Township.

In Appendix 1 – Supplementary Brief, the applicant says if the application is approved, the Board will seek to revise the bylaws to define board composition to better represent the community that it serves. The requirements that will be considered for board composition will be as follows: 70% from residents of Loyalist Township, and at least one member from 3 of 5 of the main villages in the township (Amherst Island, Bath, Amherstview, Odessa and Wilton)

Currently, in section 6(e) of the Bylaws of Amherst Island Radio Broadcasting Inc., dated 13 November 2013, it indicates: “Those elected or appointed to the Board of Directors shall be made up of at least 50 percent plus one person who have a valid Canada Post mailing address of Stella, Ontario on Amherst Island.”

Given the above, Commission staff request that you answer the following questions:

  1. Please indicate when the Board plans to consider the revision of the bylaws.
  2. In order to meet the requirements of the Policy, please submit either draft or executed amendments to the bylaws, with the above-mentioned changes.
  3. If draft bylaws are being submitted, please comment on the possibility that the Commission imposes a condition of licence directing the licensee to submit executed bylaws within 30 days of the decision.

The information requested herein should be received at the Commission by no later than 19 August 2020. We also ask that you repeat the question in your reply.

A copy of this letter and your reply will be added to the public record of this proceeding.

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 out 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 on the page titled “Filing Broadcasting and Canadian Program Certification documents with the CRTC: Privacy and Security”.

Should you need further information concerning this application, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole Dedier, Radio Analyst, by email:

Yours truly,

Original signed by

Nicole Dedier
Radio Analyst, English Radio Policy and Applications

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