Resolution 2000.05: Violence on Television as It Relates to Children

Whereas, Studies have found a positive correlation between children’s viewing of violence on television and aggressive attitudes and behaviours, and

Whereas, Section 10 of the Broadcasting Act provides the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) with the actual or potential means to regulate or prohibit depictions of violence on television, therefore be it

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada in 80th annual national convention assembled, urge the federal government to enact further legislation outlining a rigorous code of standards and responsibilities relating to children, to which all members of the broadcast industry must adhere, and be it further

Resolved, That the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada in 80th annual national convention assembled, request members to monitor television and make their opinions known to the producers, network executives, advertisers and the CRTC.

Detailed Action Plan

  • Write letters to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, PO Box 3265, Station D, Ottawa, ON, K1P 6H8 and the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N2.
  • Monitor TV for situations of violence and write letters to producers, executives, advertisers, the CRTC and local TV stations.
  • Write letters requesting legislation to The Hon. Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage, The Hon. Anne McLellan, Minister of Justice, The Hon. Anne McLellan, Attorney General of Canada, and the Childhood and Youth Division of Health Canada, The Jeanne Mance Building, 9th Floor, Postal Locator 1909C2, Tunney’s Pasture, Ottawa, ON, K1A 1B4.
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