Commenting Policy

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes feedback, both positive and negative, about our programs and services, but please make sure your comments are in line with our commenting policy. We want your perspective. Probe, analyze, inform. Challenge, advocate, debate. Inspire, entertain, enjoy. Your contributions make our website and programming richer, the conversations more lively and diverse.

What is and isn’t acceptable?

  • Please keep your submissions relevant to the topic.
  • Be civil.
  • Hyperlinks to external sites are allowed providing they respect CBC/Radio-Canada’s netiquette policy. CBC/Radio-Canada is not responsible for the content on external sites.
  • CBC/Radio-Canada has no obligation to remove your comments from the web if one day you request it. By participating in our forums and blogs, you allow CBC / Radio-Canada to publish your comments on the internet for an indefinite time. This also implies that these messages will be indexed by search engines of the Internet. We invite you to carefully consider your comments and the consequences of their posting.

Always avoid:

  • Lengthy excerpts from other posts. We want to hear your own opinion.
  • Racist, sexist and offensive language.
  • Personal attacks and defamatory statements.
  • Breaking copyright rules (that includes copying and pasting excerpts from other sites without permission and attribution).
  • Violating someone’s privacy.
  • We ask that you don’t include personal information in comments, such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • Threats or suggesting committing a criminal act.
  • Insensitive comments regarding the death or injury of private individuals, especially children.
  • Posting your message in all CAPS (this makes it difficult to read and in online speak is considered yelling).
  • Posting press releases and commercial promotions.

If you violate any of these rules, then your comment will not be posted and your account may be suspended.

How are comments moderated?

Comments to CBC/Radio-Canada are pre-moderated. That means that we read them before they are published to make sure they adhere to our guidelines. We will do our best to get them up promptly. We won’t edit your comments but to ensure that your comment is posted, we do ask that you follow these rules to create a thriving conversation.
All published comments are subject to reactive moderation.

How will you use my submissions?

Your submissions may be published on various parts of our websites, and may even be included in our stories. They may also be used on CBC/Radio-Canada radio or television.
We reserve the right to identify you by name and city of residence when using your submissions (i.e. John Doe from Toronto says…).
By submitting your content, you grant us the non-exclusive right to use your content royalty-free.

More information

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We look forward to receiving your comments.

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