CRTC wants 'Money for Nothing' ban reviewed

Broadcast regulator cites public reaction, uncertainty in the industry

The CRTC is stepping into the debate over the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council de-facto ban of the Dire Straits hit ‘Money for Nothing’. Canada’s broadcast regulator says the Standards Council should reconsider its objections to the song and its use of the word “faggot,” citing the “strong public reaction” as well as the “uncertainty” it has created for private radio stations. The Standards Council is an independent body created and run by radio and television broadcasters, however the CRTC says it has received some 250 letters about the ban.

Montreal Gazette

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