CBSC Western Council releases first decision

Ottawa, March 27, 1992 – The Western Regional Council of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has found that the language in the film, "When Harry Met Sally", broadcast on October 1, 1991 on CKY-TV in Winnipeg, did not break any industry codes.

The language did not contravene an industry Sex Role Portrayal Code, explained CBSC’s decision, because it did not contain "negative or degrading comments on the role and nature of women, men or children in society."

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 Sex-Role Portrayal Code and a CAB Voluntary Code on TV Violence.

Ninety-four per cent of CAB members are CBSC members.

The members of the Western Regional Council are Carol Armit, Chair, Dwaine Dietrich, Sally Hall, Rory MacLennan (not present at meeting), Harry Mardon and Jim Rusnak.

The decision is attached.

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