Media and Culture Tag

11 Apr 2019 ARPA Canada presents to Justice Committee as they study online hatred

ARPA's Director of Law & Policy presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The Justice Committee invited ARPA Canada to make submissions on the issue of online hatred. André Schutten was able to cite passages from the Old and New Testament to encourage the government to deal with this pressing issue properly, while also cautioning the government to not overstep its bounds and to make room for other institutions of society to play their part. You can read or listen to André's opening statement below: https://arpacanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Andre.ogg ...

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30 Mar 2016 MP Arnold Viersen: M-47 to Tackle Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit Material

MP Arnold Viersen, from Neerlandia, Alberta, has introduced a motion in the House of Commons regarding online violent and degrading sexually explicit material. Motion M-47 reads as follows: That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men recognizing and respecting the provincial and territorial jurisdictions in this regard and following completion of its study, report back to the House no later than July 2017. Violent and degrading...

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07 Sep 2012 Worth reading and sharing: Conservatives have to start fighting back in the culture war

By Brian Lilley, Sept 6, 2012: For the past week I’ve been talking a lot about the economy. Covering the Republican convention last week and the Democratic convention this week I’ve talked about how the economy is THE issue, the big issue. In our coverage of the Quebec election I talked about how the economy was the issue that Quebec’s leaders avoided despite that province lagging when it should be leading. For conservative minded people it is almost always about the economy. Some parts of the conservative movement want it only to be about the economy and when election time comes they want people like me to shut up about all the cultural issues. Abortion. Don’t mention it.
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07 Jun 2012 Is it Time for Canada to Leave the UN?

Pressure is mounting for Canada to take an honest look at our participation in the United Nations. Conservative MP Larry Miller has made it public that he is fed up with the UN "and will urge Government to review Canada's participation in the United Nations." His comments come shortly after a commentary by Brian Lilley about the same topic (see below). To add to that, not long ago, we posted another strong article against the UN and their farcical approach to human rights. We have also posted a trailer to a new documentary about the UN to round this up. If you agree with MP Miller, please take a minute to send him a note ([email protected]) and CC your MP.
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24 Feb 2012 Religion, and the CRTC’s Paternalistic Leftover

February 21, 2012 - Ray Pennings (Cardus Blog) Among the annoying foibles of our era is the tendency to forget the lessons of history. Even more annoying, however, is misusing them. Last week, the CRTC denied a request from Crossroads Television Systems (CTS) to amend its licence. Currently, Crossroads must provide at least 20 hours a week of “balanced programming” between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. CTS sought relief from that provision on economic grounds. It asked that its quota of “balance” be measured over the entire broadcast schedule rather than...

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17 Feb 2012 The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World

Newsweek Magazine, Ayaan Hirsi Ali - From one end of the Muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm. Keep reading....

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02 Feb 2012 Is the CBC paying for porn?

Toronto Sun, Feb 1 2012 OTTAWA -- Canadians who are hankering for some titillating programming from France can turn to an online platform being offered by the French branch of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Tou.tv is described as "entertainment oriented web TV video on demand offered by Radio-Canada and twenty partners, broadcasters and producers. It is the largest web TV entertainment in French Canada." The website includes a show entitled Hard that has scenes of soft core pornography. "If this is the RDI using French actors...

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01 Nov 2011 Reform the CBC

Jason Clemens, Financial Post · Nov. 1, 2011: The nation's public broadcaster, the CBC, has attracted a lot of attention over the last few weeks. All the discussion is occurring within an Ottawa environment where at least $4-billion (probably more now, given the slowing economy) has to be found over the next three years for the government to balance its budget as planned. Unfortunately, the discourse about the CBC tends to be overly emotive and ideological rather than practical. To objectively evaluate the ...

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19 Oct 2011 Is Selling the CBC a Good Idea?

Canadian Centre for Policy Studies, OTTAWA - The Canadian Centre for Policy Studies released a discussion paper calling on the federal government to privatize the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Selling the CBC will not only save taxpayers $1.16 billion per annum (3.6% of the projected deficit in fiscal 2011-2012) it will also raise revenue that can be applied to the debt," said the paper's author and executive director of the CCPS, David Krayden. Read more...

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04 Jul 2011 CRTC Consultation: Share Your Perspective on CBC

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issues and renews licences for all Canadian broadcasters. In September 2011, the CRTC will hold a public hearing in order to renew the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) radio and television licences. This is your opportunity to submit online comments about the role and programming of the CBC. Don't miss this opportunity! www.cbc-consultation.ca...

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