Atlantic Council finds Bathurst radio station didn’t break codes

Ottawa, March 16, 1992 – The Atlantic Regional Council of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has found that a news item of September 17, 1991, on CKBC-AM, did not break any industry codes. The news item described the events of the Bathurst City Council meeting of the previous day.

The Council found that the news item did not contravene an industry Code of Ethics, because it was “represented with accuracy and without bias” and was not “designed by the beliefs or opinions or desires of station management, the editor or others engaged in its preparation or delivery.”

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) was established by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), to provide a self-regulatory mechanism for private sector broadcasters.

Fully endorsed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on August 30, 1991, the Council administers a CAB Code of Ethics, a CAB Voluntary Code on TV Violence, and a Sex-Role Portrayal Code.

Ninety-four percent of CAB members are CBSC members.

The Chair of the Atlantic Regional Council is Paul H. Schurman. Other members of the Regional Council are Jack Fenety, Kaye MacAulay, Carol McDade, Levio Thériault, and Richard Van Snick.

The decision is attached.

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For more information please contact Mimi Fullerton, CBSC National Chair at (###) ###-####.