Radio / Television News

CRTC collecting comments on Fox News ban in Canada


By Connie Thiessen The CRTC has opened a Part 1 Application for the removal of Fox News from the list of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution. The move comes following publication of an open letter to CRTC Chairperson Vicky Eatrides in early April from Egale Canada calling for the channel’s removal from Canadian airwaves. The LGBTQ advocacy group says the American news channel’s programming is known to incite hate, violence and discrimination, and is in clear violation of Canadian broadcasting standards. The letter’s main target was former host Tucker Carlson, who has espoused anti-trans views. He was recently released by the network. Egale notes that specifically, Canadian broadcasters can be fined...