Canadian Broadcast Standards Council

The CBSC deals with complaints and questions from the public about the programming of private broadcasters in Canada. It reviews these complaints against a set of industry codes that set out the guidelines for Canadian broadcasters. These codes cover issues such as ethics, violence, equitable portrayal, and journalistic practices.

Broadcasting Standards

The goal of the CBSC is to maintain the highest possible standard of radio and television broadcasting through voluntary self-regulation by Canadian broadcasters.

Public Forum

The CBSC provides information about the standards established by broadcasters and responds to complaints.


The CBSC publishes written decisions about complaints which have been reviewed by its Adjudicating Panels.


The CBSC’s Associates include almost all private sector radio and television stations across the country.