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Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-08-31:

  •  (1) No licensee shall distribute a programming service that the licensee originates and that contains

    • (a) anything that contravenes any law;

    • (b) any abusive comment or abusive pictorial representation that, when taken in context, tends to or is likely to expose an individual or group or class of individuals to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability;

    • (c) any obscene or profane language or pictorial representation; or

    • (d) any false or misleading news.

  • (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(b), sexual orientation does not include the orientation towards a sexual act or activity that would constitute an offence under the Criminal Code.

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