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F-word in English songs on French radio sometimes okay, says CBSC


OTTAWA — The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) today released a decision regarding the broadcast of English songs containing the word “fuck” on French-language radio, which determined that such instances are sometimes acceptable. “The CBSC concluded that, because the overall programming was French, only songs that contained numerous instances of the f-word or used the word as an insult towards a person are in breach of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ (CAB) Code of Ethics if aired during the day,” reads a CBSC press release. “The CBSC has, in previous decisions, established that in English Canada the broadcast of the word ‘fuck’...