As America's middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades -- against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News -- fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.
Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast....any false or misleading news." The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom.
I'll believe corporations are persons when Texas executes one.: LBJ's Ghost
In all seriousness though, I wish the USA would pass a law like that. Not that they will, lying SOS's that they are. :/ It's like when kids lie to their parents, they would probably have said yes anyways, but you lie because its easier than broaching a potentially difficult topic. Might be time for Americas leaders to grow up. :P