Thanks Dr. Dave
Unfortunately Videotron is a laggard when it comes to adding new channels to their grid especially when it comes to English HD.
I guess I will have to wait until they get flooded with subscriber requests for the XD channel and need to take action.
The CRTC approved Videotron's application to drop ICI (International Channel/Canal International) OTA station and just carry the OMNI Regional channel, which will provide the same programming and Videotron won't be forced to carry duplicate channels. It sounds line the new channel will be at 238 SD and 838 HD (where available) near other multicultural channels and the OTA channel at 16 SD and 616 HD will be dropped. Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-322 | CRTC
Shaw Direct and Shaw Cable did the same thing in the rest of Canada with the OMNI OTA channels.