Radio & Television

“Discriminatory edge” is OK, says CBSC

OTTAWA – Using the word "fag" in a comedy routine that touched on the decorating talents of homosexual males did not breach the Canadian broadcasters' code of ethics. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council released a decision Wednesday about an episode of Comedy Now broadcast on the Comedy Network on September 6, 2005. Comedian Gord Disley’s routine poked fun at how straight men lack home decorating abilities in comparison to gay men. "In the course of the segment, he used the word 'fag' on two occasions," says the release. "A viewer complained that the word 'fag' was discriminatory on the basis...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.