Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 31, 2006 16:32 ET

Canada's New Government Supports CRTC Licensing Decisions About Stations in Calgary

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2006) - Canada's new Government today announced its decision (PC2006-1150) not to set aside or to refer back two broadcasting decisions of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to approve applications by Newcap Inc. (CRTC 2006-323) and CHUM Limited (CRTC 2006-324) for new radio licenses in the Calgary market.

The Governor in Council received one petition against these two CRTC decisions. After careful review of the concerns surrounding these decisions, the Governor in Council believes that the CRTC decisions are consistent with the policy objectives set out in the Broadcasting Act.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Veronique Bruneau
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Status of Women
    819-997-7788
    or
    Donald Boulanger
    A/Chief, Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101