Radio & Television

Old songs with “outdated, inappropriate” lyrics breach today’s broadcast codes: CBSC

OTTAWA – SiriusXM has been rebuked by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) for playing a 60-year-old country song containing demeaning descriptions of Indigenous women.The CBSC said that the Canadian satellite radio provider’s July 12, 2016 broadcast of the 1958 song “Squaws Along the Yukon” by American country singer Hank Thompson on its Willie’s Roadhouse channel breached various broadcast codes due to the use of the word “squaw” and the portrayal of Indigenous women in the song.The song contains the refrain “The squaws along the Yukon are good enough for me” as well as lines such as “She makes her underwear...

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