Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Frequencies for Toronto) Order

SOR/98-284

BROADCASTING ACT

Registration 1998-05-07

Direction to the CRTC (Reservation Of Frequencies For Toronto) Order

P.C. 1998-800 1998-05-07

Whereas it is anticipated that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will no longer use frequencies 740 kHz in Toronto and 93.5 MHz in Peterborough, Ontario;

Whereas there is public demand for another radio station on the FM band and public pressure for a timely response to that demand;

Whereas, at the public hearing that led to Decision CRTC 97-362 of July 29, 1997, the joint use of frequencies 740 kHz on the AM band and 93.5 MHz on the FM band was discussed;

Whereas the possible joint use of 740 kHz on the AM band and 93.5 MHz or any other appropriate frequency on the FM band remains an option to be explored;

And whereas, pursuant to subsection 26(4) of the Broadcasting Acta, the Minister of Canadian Heritage has consulted with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission with regard to the annexed Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Frequencies for Toronto) Order;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, pursuant to paragraph 26(1)(b) of the Broadcasting ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Frequencies for Toronto) Order.

DIRECTION

 The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is hereby directed to reserve frequency 93.5 MHz or any other appropriate frequency on the FM band and frequency 740 kHz on the AM band, for the use of radio services in Toronto which will contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Canadian broadcasting policy set out in subparagraph 3(1)(d)(iii) of the Broadcasting Act.

COMING INTO FORCE

 This Order comes into force on May 7, 1998.