New Decision from CBSC Ontario Council

Ottawa, October 22, 1992 - The Ontario Regional Council of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) has found that a CFTO-TV newscast aired on August 7, 1991, did not breach an industry code. The newscast described, among other things, a bullfight in Poland.

The Regional Council found that the newscast did not contain “abusive or discriminatory material or comment based on matters of national or ethnic origin”.

The CBSC was established by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) to provide private sector broadcasters with a self-regulatory mechanism. The Council was endorsed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in August, 1991 and administers the CAB’s Code of Ethics, the Voluntary Code on TV Violence, and the Sex-Role Portrayal Code.

At September 30, 1992, the Chair of the Ontario Regional Council was John Radford, and the other Regional Council members were: Marianne Barrie, Susan Fish, Paul Fockler, Don Luzzi and Robert Stanbury.

The decision is attached.

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