Radio & Television

Quebec public affairs show not racist, CRTC finds

GATINEAU – A Télé-Québec public affairs show was not racist when it broadcast episodes critical of Islam, the CRTC has found. The commission received complaints from some viewers who were offended that Benoit Dutrizac, co-host of the program Les Francs-tireurs, said that Islam was a “stupid religion” for requiring children to fast. In another episode, he said that he was “pissed off” by Muslim students at a Montreal school who filed a million-dollar lawsuit against the school after it refused to provide them with areas for prayer and other religious practices. The Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations said that...

Our industry and COVID-19

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