Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stéphane Gendron In Dutch With CBSC

While trolling the The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council for other reasons I noticed this special announcement:

The CBSC has received a large number of very similar complaints concerning the March 22, 2012 broadcast at 10 AM of Face à face on V, exceeding the CBSC’s technical processing capacities. Accordingly, while the CBSC will be dealing with this broadcast under its normal process, it is not able to accept any further complaints. The results of the CBSC’s investigation will be made public in due course

Face à face is Stéphane Gendron's show.  Gendron is a small time shock-jock best known for the fact that he can get elected mayor in rural Quebec while engaging in some pretty extreme tirades about folks he doesn't like, in particular Israeli folks.

This time, as far as I can tell, he's in trouble for an interview he did with Quebec student leader  Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois of CLASSE, a student union behind the recent anti-tuition hike protests in that province.  Probably called Nadeau a hippy or something.  In any case, the kids seem to be fighting back.  Good on them.