CACTUS Comment on Local1 Application by Corus

CACTUS oral comments made in response to Public Policy Notice 2010-551, the application by Corus for a network of weather and local information channels. Since the proposed channels would be located in the same communities where there is currently a community channel facility operated by Corus' parent company, Shaw Communications, and since Shaw's community channels already offer a Local1-like combo of weather and community news, CACTUS was concerned that the license being sought would repurpose existing community channel content, without addressing the access problems on those community channels.

(Although oral comments are typically limited to 10 minutes and may not be as detailed as written interventions, they are generally more up to date and can take into account and respond to positions presented by other parties. Both oral and written comments can also be found on the CRTC web site by searching by the notice number.)