Vol. 147, No. 17 — August 14, 2013
SOR/2013-151 July 31, 2013
Regulations Amending the Radio Regulations, 1986
Whereas, pursuant to subsection 10(3) of the Broadcasting Act (see footnote a), a copy of the proposed Regulations Amending the Radio Regulations, 1986, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 29, 2013, and a reasonable opportunity was thereby given to licensees and other interested persons to make representations to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission with respect to the proposed Regulations;
Therefore, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, pursuant to subsection 10(1) of the Broadcasting Act (see footnote b), makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Radio Regulations, 1986.
Gatineau, Quebec, July 29, 2013
Canadian Radio-television and
REGULATIONS AMENDING THE RADIO REGULATIONS, 1986
1. (1) Subsection 15(1) of the Radio Regulations, 1986 (see footnote 1) is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
“Community Radio Fund of Canada” means the independent not-for-profit funding organization known as the Community Radio Fund of Canada Inc. (Fonds canadien de la radio communautaire)
(2) Subsection 15(2) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
(2) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence that refers expressly to this subsection and subject to subsection (3), an A.M. licensee, F.M. licensee or digital radio licensee that is licensed to operate a commercial station or ethnic station shall, if the licensee’s total revenues are more than $1,250,000, contribute annually to eligible initiatives $1,000 plus one half of one percent of those revenues that are in excess of $1,250,000.
(3) Subsection 15(4) of the Regulations is repealed.
COMING INTO FORCE
2. These Regulations come into force on September 1, 2013.
(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
The proposed amendments will give effect to the determinations reached by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2013-297 dated June 21, 2013. The proposed amendments will modify the administration of the Canadian content development policy by eliminating the requirement to make contributions for certain licensees that operate a commercial or ethnic station. The proposed amendments will impact stations with no more than $1,250,000 in total revenues.