Industry Canada has issued the following decisions regarding spectrum repurposing
(1) Effective immediately, the Department will no longer accept the following types of applications:
• new applications for TV broadcasting certificates for all classes of TV stations;
•applications for modification of an existing TV broadcasting certificate resulting in increasing the coverage in any direction or changing the operating channel;
•new applications for licensing of RRBS stations;
•applications for modification of an existing RRBS station which would increase the coverage in any direction or change operating frequencies; and
(2) Stations broadcasting in analogue (i.e. CHEX-2 channel 22) will be forced to convert to digital.