Censorship at Radio-Canada | The Journal of Montreal

Multiculturalism has become the official religion of post-national Canada. Diversity, inclusion and equity represent a sort of holy trinity.

For two years, the public service has been subject to a sort of woke moral code. Accordingly, CBC/Radio-Canada recognizes “systemic racism” as defined by Pope Justin Trudeau.

This highly ideological vision colors the general programming and news service of the two components of the national broadcaster, Radio-Canada and CBC.

Yesterday’s Press described the current tensions between the two networks. Because Radio-Canada journalists live on a daily basis with censorship, the consequences of which they try to mitigate on their freedom of expression.

UNDER PRESSURE

To speak clearly, the French network resists the repeated interference of the federal body which tries to transform them into active militants in charge of purifying the language by eliminating certain proscribed words and of fighting against the anti-racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, transphobic sin, etc. .

Take the N-word, which has become taboo. The CRTC has demanded that Radio-Canada publicly apologize for having shown a lack of respect, solidarity and sensitivity in a column on the show 15-18 on the radio, where the title of Pierre Vallières’ essay, white niggers of america, was mentioned. Radio-Canada headliners signed a petition denouncing this censorship order. Céline Galipeau, Anne-Marie Dussault, Patrice Roy and Alain Gravel among others among well-known journalists have committed themselves publicly.

In fact, if war is in some way declared between the French network and the English network, it is clear that our colleagues from Radio-Canada are not all cowards, yes-men and cowards who turn a blind eye to retain their privileges.

This current offensive is encouraged by the president of Radio-Canada, Catherine Tait. After living for many years in the United States, she is now completely seduced by Trudeau’s ideas of culture and diversity.

We cannot point out enough the gap that continues to widen between the Quebec vision and the Canadian vision of living together. It is a gap that explains the present and future conflicts between our two ways of thinking about the world.

French-speaking Quebecers are viewed with suspicion by English Canadians who elevate multiculturalism above the common values ​​of Quebec society. The Canadian media consider nationalist and secular Quebec demands as identity-based, and therefore racist. They can’t stand us diverging from their woke Canadian vision.

It seems that CBC, like many cultural and academic institutions across Canada, including in Quebec, is now a place of intoxication of free thought.

POWERFUL LOBBIES

The strength of lobbies calling for censorship is growing exponentially. The management of the French network of Radio-Canada is likely to experience difficult years. The information service, in particular. These directives with a Bolshevik flavor are aimed primarily at the artisans of information, who, in this context, work under permanent surveillance.

It also risks creating conflicting loyalties with bosses and between colleagues. A good journalist needs the space and confidence to work without fear of being forced into self-censorship.

No wonder the Canada of Justin Trudeau, the woke-in-chief, announces dark times for freedom of expression at the French network of Radio-Canada.

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