Radio & Television

Attorney General to file for intervention against CRTC decision in broadcast use of ‘N-word’

By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA -- The Attorney General of Canada has told the Federal Court of Appeal that it intends to file an application for the court to hear its arguments against a decision by the CRTC forcing CBC/Radio-Canada to apologize for a program's use of the slur, saying the regulator was not in its statutory right to do so. Last month the public broadcaster appealed the June 29 decision, stating in arguments filed to the court that the CRTC had no jurisdiction under Section 3 of the Broadcasting Act and failed to take into consideration Charter values in ruling...