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Wed Mar 16, 2022, 12:37 PM

CRTC to decide today whether to ban Russian state-controlled TV channel RT from Canada

Broadcasters Rogers, Bell and Shaw removed RT from their networks in February

Canada's telecommunications regulator will announce this afternoon whether it will ban the state-controlled Russian television network RT from Canadian airwaves.

The multilingual 24-hour news channel launched in 2005, when it was known as Russia Today, and now appears in more than 100 countries, according to its website.

Funded by the Russian government, the channel has long been described by critics as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin.

Speaking today in Toronto, Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said he commends YouTube for taking down the RT channel on its website and hopes the CRTC follows its example.

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If the regulator removes RT from a list of foreign channels authorized for distribution in Canada, broadcasters in Canada would not be permitted legally to carry the channel. The decision is expected around 4:30 p.m. ET today.

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/crtc-russia-today-broadcasting-decision-1.6386929

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 12:40 PM

1. Why would anyone broadcast that trash?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 01:02 PM

2. They certainly shouldn't be, imo...

It was, is and always will be pure propaganda. Hopefully the CRTC vote will ban them.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 01:31 PM

3. I agree!

I hope they ban it!

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