Wednesday, January 17, 2007

'Freedom' in Canada and

I had a link on but it seems to have left the board. I'm not sure who put it there, but thanks for the thought and click the pic and maybe I'll get back on there.

News on freedom in Canada.
Curb violent music, videos, coalition urges
January 17, 2007

Education Reporter
Citing the “negative impact of violent media” on young people, a coalition of educators and parents today called on Ottawa and Queen’s Park to help make things safer.

Saying repeated studies conclude there’s a “causal connection” between the violence children see on television, hear in music or are exposed to over the Internet and their aggressive behaviour, professor Peter Jaffe of the University of Western Ontario said a lot more needs to be done to mitigate it.

The group wants the federal government to amend the Criminal Code to give women and girls protection under the public incitement of hatred law. They also called for changes to the Broadcasting Act to prevent television and radio stations from airing violent and adult-oriented programs before 9 p.m.

And, the group also wants the provinces to introduce and age-based classification system for pre-recorded music like the one that exists for films and video games.

“There is no question that parents and professionals who work with children are adolescents are gravely concerned about the potential harmful effects of media violence,” Jaffe, an education professor who works in the university’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. (link)

Seems the land of the 'eh' and hockey is not the land of freedom. A friend of mine won't like this, especially since he detest the 'loss of freedoms' in this country (as of yet he hasn't told me one freedom I've lost, but I'm waiting).
Reason not to head north heh

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