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Old 11-08-2011, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Default Fox News - Banned in Canada?

I may be a bit late on this, but I just read about Fox News being banned in Canada. Then I read another article that stated it wasn't true.

Can someone please set the record straight? I have plenty of good reasons for wanting to move to Canada, but if this is true...I'm packing my bags TODAY!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:38 AM
 
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If you are referring to the rightwing Fox channel that has all the political talking heads we dont get that channel in Quebec, curiously we do get all the leftwing talking heads on MSNBC
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Sun News Network is Canada's so-called equivalent to the Fox Network. So the media pundits say.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:02 AM
 
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Yeah i've watched it a bit but its a total lightweight when compared to the American Fox channel.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:13 AM
 
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Fox is not banned in Canada. My Cable company offers it. It's not a part of the regular cable package, however, it comes in a "news theme" pack that you have to pay extra for. MSNBC is also a part of this package.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:24 AM
 
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I may be a bit late on this, but I just read about Fox News being banned in Canada. Then I read another article that stated it wasn't true.

Can someone please set the record straight? I have plenty of good reasons for wanting to move to Canada, but if this is true...I'm packing my bags TODAY!
Don't bother packing,,,if we could only ban the tax payer funded lefty liberal CBC network Canada would have a level playing field as far as news media is concerned.

Lefties in Canada figure the nation should support their network because they can't do it themselves...hey now doesn't that sound familiar?
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Fox News Channel is currently offered by Access Communications, Bell TV, Cogeco, Eastlink, Manitoba Telecom Services, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct and Telus TV. A notable exception is Vidéotron, Canada's third largest cable company, which has not added Fox News Channel to its lineup.

I've got Videotron as a provider which explains my lack of Fox news. for the other providers i guess if you want to subscibe to that channel you have that option..

And for those malcontents that find fault with any of the offered channels you can always change the channel or in an emergency actually turn the tv off.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Do what I do..don't subscribe to any TV service.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Well; if you're running to escaqpe Fox or "Faux" as a lot of the folks spell it, don't bother as it's world-wide in some form or another. It's still available up here as shown in a posting above.

I subscribe to them all and watch them all. I love to glean the different veiwpoints of a particular item so as to aid in my reaching an "opinion" of what to expect from all fronts by various political entities.

If you watch a variety of them; it's almost freaky how accurate you can become at predicting the particular bent a political party will put on any "newsworthy" item. It's almost as if the various news rooms have a direct line from a particular party's headquarters. Is that possible? Haaar!
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Fox News Channel is currently offered by Access Communications, Bell TV, Cogeco, Eastlink, Manitoba Telecom Services, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct and Telus TV. A notable exception is Vidéotron, Canada's third largest cable company, which has not added Fox News Channel to its lineup.

I've got Videotron as a provider which explains my lack of Fox news. for the other providers i guess if you want to subscibe to that channel you have that option..

And for those malcontents that find fault with any of the offered channels you can always change the channel or in an emergency actually turn the tv off.
Sun News Network is actually owned by Québécor, Vidéotron's parent company. So maybe they keep Fox News off of Vidéotron so it doesn't compete for right-wing viewers with their own network.
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