From Kev in the comments:
There is a world of difference between [Neo-Nazi Ernst] Zundel and regulated broadcasters. Zundel was a private citizen( well not actually a citizen) where as a regulated broadcaster is licensed by the state to disseminate information, as such it is reasonable to expect that as a condition of that license that you would be subject to a certain level of standards higher than that applied to a private citizen that does not carry the De facto seal of approval from said state.
I don't know if this passes muster as legal reasoning--remember the CRTC is apparently worried that their truth in broadcasting reg might be unconstitutional--but it makes sense to me.
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