Canada lifts radio ban on Dire Straits song

Canadian radio stations can resume playing Dire Straits' Money For Nothing after a ban on the song was lifted. The 1985 hit single was taken off the airwaves in January after a listener in Newfoundland complained about Mark Knopfler's use of the word "faggot". His lyrics were deemed to be in a breach of a human rights clause in Canada's broadcasting code. Now the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council has overturned the ruling, saying the word was used satirically.


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