CHMP F-Bomb Draws CBSC DIsapproval
September 12, 2008 at 2:18 PM (PT)
THe CANADIAN BROADCAST STANDARDS COUNCIL has ruled that CORUS French Talk CHMP (98,5 FM)/MONTREAL violated the CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS' Code of Ethics on OCTOBER 2, 2007 when host GILLES PROULX repeatedly dropped the F-bomb in English during an interview.
PROULX was talking to the Assistant General Director of the MONTREAL FIRE SAFETY DEPARTMENT about a labor dispute involving firefighters; the host repeatedly directed the epithet "F--k you" at the firefighters. A complaint was filed with the CBSC by a firefighter; the council's QUEBEC Regional Panel ruled that PROULX had "gone too far" by personally insulting the firefighters and by using the F-word in the daytime.