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Human rights commission calls for media council; National Watchdog; Want mechanisms to ensure opportunity for public scrutiny

 

February 12, 2009 | Daniel Kanis

By Joseph Brean, National Post (Feb 11/09) – The Ontario Human Rights Commission is calling for Parliament to force all Canadian magazines, newspapers and “media services” Web sites to join a national press council with the power to adjudicate breaches of professional standards and complaints of discrimination. The council would have the power to order the publication of its decisions and “would help bring about more consistency across all jurisdictions in Canada,” reads an OHRC report to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. [Continue reading this story here.]

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