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Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:45 PM

CRTC bans Russian state-controlled TV channels RT, RT France from Canadian airwaves

Canada's telecommunications regulator has removed the the state-controlled Russian television network RT from Canadian airwaves.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced Wednesday afternoon that it was removing RT and RT France from the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution in Canada.

The decision means broadcasters in Canada are no longer legally permitted to carry the channel.

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"RT's programming is not consistent with the standards against which Canadian services are measured nor the policy objectives set out in the Broadcasting Act," the CRTC said in its decision.

"The CRTC is also concerned with programming from a foreign country that seeks to undermine the sovereignty of another country, demean Canadians of a particular ethnic background and undermine democratic institutions within Canada."

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

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Reply CRTC bans Russian state-controlled TV channels RT, RT France from Canadian airwaves (Original post)
Spazito Mar 2022 OP
SheltieLover Mar 2022 #1
Spazito Mar 2022 #4
Budi Mar 2022 #2
Spazito Mar 2022 #3
spooky3 Mar 2022 #5
Spazito Mar 2022 #6
Bev54 Mar 2022 #7
Spazito Mar 2022 #8
Bev54 Mar 2022 #9
Spazito Mar 2022 #10

Response to Spazito (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:48 PM

1. Yaaaaaay!

Ty, Canada!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:53 PM

4. Great decision!

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:50 PM

2. The decision means broadcasters in Canada are no longer legally permitted to carry the channel

 

Thanks Canada!!

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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 03:53 PM

3. Exactly!

This is very good news, great decision.

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:02 PM

5. Comcast removed it, at least locally. I just tried

To find RT, and the screen said “we have removed access to this channel.”

Appears they have done more:

https://forums.xfinity.com/conversations/channels-and-programming/drop-russian-tv/621d2b527028b7514c88f7a4

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:05 PM

6. That's great, I didn't think to check out...

to see if the broadcast companies that hadn't already removed it have acted now. Thanks for doing the check.

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:23 PM

7. I don't understand why they don't include Fox News in that as well

They are also carrying water for Putin and this is a good excuse to get rid of them for good here.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:25 PM

8. I wish they had included them but...

it would have been a very different fight to do that as some see Fox News as a 'legitimate' news outlet. I vaguely remember some might have tried to get rid of Fox shortly after it arrived in Canada but the effort failed, sadly.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:29 PM

9. But now we have proof; much of what they air is not a legitimate News source, they have said

that themselves, in different court filings. Let those that want it have to get satellite to receive it. I know it is difficult but damn I wish we had the balls to do it.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 16, 2022, 04:30 PM

10. I agree, I wish we did as well.

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