Radio Station Ordered to Apologize for Remarks About Sikhs

March 31, 2005

Source: BBC News

On March 31, 2005 BBC News reported, "A Canadian radio station has been censured for broadcasting "abusive" remarks about the Sikh community.

Psychiatrist Pierre Mailloux, host of the Doc Mailloux phone-in show on Montreal's CKAC-AM station, had referred to Sikhs as a 'gang of bozos.'

The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) was responding to a listener who complained it was 'racism of the first order.'

The station has been ordered to make a full apology.

In the show, which was broadcast in December 2003, Mailloux said immigrants to Canada should abandon their traditions.

'You cultural communities come from a wacko country. You live a wacko culture. Don't bring it with you. That's the message to convey,' he said."