"Tough reception for Al-Jazeera bid in Canada"
OTTAWA–It was once condemned as "propaganda" by former U.S secretary of defence Donald Rumsfeld. It's been slammed by Jewish groups for airing anti-Semitic views. And now Al-Jazeera wants to air on a television near you.
Tony Burman, the Canadian who is managing director of the Al-Jazeera Network, knows he is fighting history and stereotypes as he seeks regulatory approval to get the broadcaster's English service on Canadian airwaves.But Burman, a CBC veteran, is asking people to judge Al-Jazeera's English network on its merits rather than the sometimes controversial record of its Arabic service ...