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Religious Broadcasting

Until 1993, single faith broadcasting stations (radio or television) were not permitted in Canada. When the CRTC opened the door to single-faith broadcasting in 1993, it retained restrictions that require Christian broadcasters to have "balance" in their programming, meaning that they must devote a certain percentage of their broadcasting hours to multi-faith programming.

Initially, few single-faith stations were licensed. This number has been growing each year. Many communities now have access to Christian radio. In addition, many Christian radio stations can be accessed through the Internet.

Violence on Television

In 2002, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada conducted a survey of our constituents on the subject of television violence. We received 9,513 responses. An overwhelming 96% responded that they had been offended by scenes of violence shown on TV. The average child watches 8,000 telvised murders and 100,000 acts of violence before he or she finishes elementary school. These numbers double by the time he or she reaches age 18. And violence on TV increases every year.

 

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