Feds seeking Hector Broadcasting payments


Courtesy of

The Chronicle Herald

by James Risdon

Saltwire Network 

November 22, 2017


Pictou County radio station owner Hector Broadcasting was told to cough up almost $620,000 by the Federal Court in the last two years.

Documents obtained from the court show New Glasgow-based Hector Broadcasting, the owner of the CKEC and CKEZ radio stations, was hit with five certificates ordering the company to pay that money under the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act in 2016 and 2017.

Federal Court spokesman Andrew Baumberg said Wednesday that documents filed with the court only show about $28,450 of those monies were ever paid by Hector Broadcasting.

Although Baumberg acknowledged there is a small possibility Hector Broadcasting may have paid other monies and these might not yet have been recorded by the court, it seems the New Glasgow company still has about $591,330 in judgments against it.

Lynn MacDonald, Hector Broadcasting’s office manager, refused to comment when contacted Wednesday.

The revelations of outstanding tax monies owed to the federal government come only weeks after the Dartmouth-based parent company behind national broadcaster Newcap Radio announced its intention to buy both Hector Broadcasting stations in New Glasgow.

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