STOP CBC Censorship, Air the Documentary, Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? Immediately!
We, the undersigned Canadians, hereby petition the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) to uphold its duties enshrined in law, and immediately move to broadcast, country-wide, the BBC-approved documentary Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?
Further, we insist that in the future the CBC refrain from depriving Canadians of their right to access important educational information because of objections by sex activists—a small group that does not speak on behalf of all Canadians, and does not have the privileged right to ban, censor or control the narrative or flow of important information to the general public, merely because the message may seem to them to counter their political objectives. The CBC is required to serve all Canadians, and all Canadians have the right to be informed, educated and enlightened pursuant to the statutory assignments stipulated in the Canadian Broadcast Act; specifically that:
3(1) It is hereby declared as the broadcasting policy for Canada that
(a) the Canadian broadcasting system shall be effectively owned and controlled by Canadians;
(d) the Canadian broadcasting system should
(i) serve to safeguard, enrich and strengthen the cultural, political, social and economic fabric of Canada
(i)(i) the programming provided by the Canadian broadcasting system should
(i) be varied and comprehensive, providing a balance of information, enlightenment and entertainment for men, women and children of all ages, interests and tastes,
(iii) include educational and community programs,
(iv) provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to be exposed to the expression of differing views on matters of public concern
(j) educational programming, particularly where provided through the facilities of an independent educational authority, is an integral part of the Canadian broadcasting system
(l) the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as the national public broadcaster, should provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains;
(m) the programming provided by the Corporation should
(i) be predominantly and distinctively Canadian,
(iii) actively contribute to the flow and exchange of cultural expression,
(vi) contribute to shared national consciousness and identity,
(vii) be made available throughout Canada by the most appropriate and efficient means and as resources become available for the purpose, and
(viii) reflect the multicultural and multiracial nature of Canada;
(n) where any conflict arises between the objectives of the Corporation set out in paragraphs (l) and (m) and the interests of any other broadcasting undertaking of the Canadian broadcasting system, it shall be resolved in the public interest, and where the public interest would be equally served by resolving the conflict in favour of either, it shall be resolved in favour of the objectives set out in paragraphs (l) and (m);
The issues involving Gender Dysphoria, Gender Trending and Transgenderism are important topics that are current and crucial to Canadians. The rate of children “transitioning” in recent years are extraordinarily elevated. Parents and children are struggling with what can be life and death decisions and deserve to have access to important information.
Canadians have been thrust into this cultural and political discussion on gender identity and have the right to be informed on all matters related to this matter of public concern and to all the differing views.
The CBC violated the statutory duty set out in the Canadian Broadcast Act when it failed to air the documentary Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? and instead, in violation of the Act, gave privileged regard to one group, to the detriment and disregard of the CBC’s duty to all Canadians.
We, the undersigned Canadians, by this petition, demand that the CBC act in accordance with the statutory obligations set out in the Canadian Broadcast Act and air the documentary Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? immediately.