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Vancouver’s ethnic communities fight for multilingual TV

News | 09/14/2000 4:00 am EDT

It’s rare that Canada’s diverse multicultural communities come together in a united front to address an issue. But a recent CRTC decision denying Vancouver a free, multilingual television station is a stunning slap in the face not only for members of British Columbia's ethnic communities, but for all concerned Canadians, be their mother tongue English or otherwise. The sting runs even deeper given an understanding of the politics at play here, which should rightly offend a federal Liberal government which has loudly and publicly touted its devotion to multiculturalism.

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