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In case you needed another reason to avoid Fox News, here’s the latest on the company’s efforts to broadcast in Canada as Sun TV News:

Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada’s right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

Canada’s Radio Act requires that “a licenser may not broadcast….any false or misleading news.” The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom.

Another reason to love Canada. Good for them for refusing to compromise their principles.


Comments on: "Canada refuses to authorize Fox News lies" (7)

  1. Kudos to our wonderful Canadian friends.

  2. Uncle Dave said:

    Although the USA probably would not stop the broadcasts; see the recent ruling on the protestors at furnerals.
    I do respect the Canadians for establishing a truth criteria for broadcasting !

    At least, they see ‘Who is treading on Whom !’

  3. Joanaroo said:

    Yay Canada! And Stephen Harper should be ashamed of himself for wanting to reverse a law requiring truth that would teach children that it’s OK to lie if the conservatives allow it!

    • I have to say it’s pretty low, even for a conservative, to encourage lying in the news. Good for Canadians for sticking to their principles.

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