Peter Menzies at the public hearing to review applications of new radio stations in Edmonton, Alberta

Speech

Edmonton, Alberta
September 27, 2016 – 9 a.m.

Peter Menzies, Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Bonjour mesdames and messieurs, bienvenue, Susri akal, Magandang umaga and welcome to this public hearing.

Applications to operate new radio stations

At this hearing, we will be considering 11 applications to operate new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations, as well an application for a new French Language community radio station, to serve Edmonton.

Several of these applicants are competing for the use of the same frequency.

These applications will be examined in light of the objectives for the broadcasting system set out in the Broadcasting Act, as well as the CRTC’s policies and regulations flowing from it.

Process

I would like to make a few introductions before we begin.

The panel for this hearing consists of:

  • Candice Molnar, Regional Commissioner for Manitoba and Saskatchewan
  • Yves Dupras, Regional Commissioner for Quebec
  • and myself, Peter Menzies, Vice-Chairman of Telecommunications. I will be chairing this hearing.

The CRTC’s team assisting us includes:

  • Émilie Godbout, the hearing manager
  • Valérie Dionne, legal counsel, and
  • Jade Roy, the hearing secretary.

I will now ask Ms. Roy to explain the procedure we will be following.

Madam secretary…

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