National Post (Latest Edition)
RADIO STAT ION ACC USED OF BRUSHING OFF COVID-19 RISKS
Quebec City has announced it will no longer advertise on a radio station it accuses of encouraging people to disregard health measures put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The municipal administration said that the actions of the owners of CHOI Radio X pose a danger for public health and the well- being of citizens. The decision comes after the station refused to air a provincial government ad that invited Quebecers to be on the lookout for “charlatans” who spread false information. On the airwaves on Monday, host Dany Houle denied the station promoted conspiracy theorists or encouraged people to disobey the rules. But he said radio hosts have a right to ask questions, such as why physical distancing rules vary from country to country.