CBC puts out polygamy puff piece 
CBC promotes having open relationships with multiple sex partners.

TCS Wire

May 8, 2024

CBC News, funded by over a billion taxpayer dollars annually, has presented a remarkably uncritical view of the rise of polyamorous relationships in Canada, advocating for a reevaluation of traditional norms and the associated legal frameworks. 

CBC puts out polygamy puff piece 

In an article featuring Steph Davidson, a 41-year-old publicist from Toronto, CBC paints a picture of polyamory not just as an alternative lifestyle but as a burgeoning norm that is supposedly catching fire across societal spectrums. 

Davidson states, “My friends, when I first started dating someone who was non-monogamous, their immediate instinct was ‘you deserve all of someone,'” but now, they’re seemingly enlightened, congratulating her on finding a relationship style that suits her needs. 

CBC further advocates for legal and societal recognition of polyamorous relationships, citing a report from the Vanier Institute of the Family, which claims about one in five Canadians have practiced consensual non-monogamy. 

Moreover, the article brings up a quote from the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association, which blithely states that “polyamory is a deliberate relationship structure where everyone can have as many romantic partners as they want.” 

The article also refers to legal precedents that might suggest a warming towards polyamorous legal recognition, like the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador case declaring three adults as legal parents. 

This is presented almost as a triumph, yet no counterpoint or criticism is provided.

The real kicker comes from John-Paul Boyd, a family lawyer who the CBC quotes saying, “If there’s anything in society that reflects the presumption of the dyadic relationship, it is the law.” 

The implication here is that the law is somehow archaic for recognizing binary partnerships as the standard—a viewpoint that dismisses the stability that these structures have provided to societal order for centuries.

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