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RADIO STAT ION ACC USED OF BRUSHING OFF COVID-19 RISKS

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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.

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