Radio & Television

Radio chat about welfare a little lost in translation, but not a violation

OTTAWA – Comments made about welfare recipients on a radio talk show did not violate any broadcast codes, according to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC). The CBSC reviewed a segment of Maurais Live, broadcast on May 2, 2011 on CHOI-FM (Radio X, Quebec City), where host Dominic Maurais interviewed a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives about legislation that had just been passed in that state which prohibits welfare recipients from spending their benefits on unnecessary purchases.  Maurais conducted the interview in English and then his co-host, J.-C. Ouellet, summarized in French for listeners.  Maurais and Ouellet also expressed...

Our industry and COVID-19

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