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Muslim discussion fine, says CBSC


OTTAWA – An open line show on TV station TQS which discussed a Brossard school's decision to barricade the windows of the swimming pool while three young Muslim women took a swimming test fell within the broadcasters' code of ethics, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council ruled this week. The hosts of L’Avocat et le diable on May 9, 2006, discussed the case where the girls’ religion forbids them to show skin in public. The program's question of the day was “How far should we go to accommodate the ethnic requirements?” The hosts and the majority of callers expressed the view...