Radio & Television

Commission approves CAB portrayal code

GATINEAU – On Monday, the CRTC officially approved the Equitable Portrayal Code as proposed by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB). The newly written code contains standards for the portrayal of all identifiable groups and replaces the CAB’s nearly two-decades old Sex-Role Portrayal Code for television and radio programming. The new code was developed in order to respond to the findings of the private broadcast industry’s research concerning the portrayal of ethnocultural minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council will apply the new code when dealing with future complaints.Click here for the release.