Its 2017: what case can be made for the Government to be in the broadcasting business, competing unfairly with the private sector? The CBC receives advertising and cable/satellite fees-fees greater than CTV and Global but this is not enough for the greedy CBC who also receive more than a billion dollars of your tax money. And now the new Trudeau Government has promised at least an additional $150 million dollars a year to this biased, wasteful government broadcaster. As is, Taxpayers continue to be hosed to the tune of about $100,000,000 (yes, 100 MILLION) of our taxes every 30 days with no CBC accountability to taxpayers as they continue with their biased news service serving only the extreme socialists and anti-Semitics. Wake up Canada!

cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about the "scandal du jour" and we will continue to expose their reports of waste, abuse and bias while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing CBC-HQ visits us daily to research our stories such as the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the award and legal costs for this CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers take note-this is a Perfect story for a Documentary!

cbcExposed continues to enjoy substantial visitors coming from Universities and Colleges across Canada who use us for research in debates, exams, etc. We ask students to please join us in this mission; you have the power to make a difference! And so can private broadcasters who we know are hurting from the dwindling Advertising revenue pool and the CBC taking money from that pool while also unfairly getting Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and frequent visitors to cbcExposed continue to motivate us to expose CBC’s abuse and waste of tax money as well as exposing their ongoing left wing bully-like news bias. Polls meanwhile show that Canadians favour selling the wasteful government owned media giant and to put our tax money to better use for all Canadians. The Liberals privatized Petro Canada and Air Canada; it’s time for the Trudeau Liberals to privatize the CBC, not give them more tax money.

What does it take for real change at the CBC? You! Our blog now contains a link to the Politicians contact info for you to make your voice heard. Act now and contact your MP, the Cabinet and Prime Minister ... tell them to stop wasting your money, and ... sell the CBC.

Friday, January 20, 2017

HRC Prompts CBC to Amend Misleading Headline

On January 10, CBC News.ca published an Associated Press article with a terribly misleading and unfair headline that wrongly portrayed Israeli soldiers as having killed an innocent Palestinian man.

The headline stated the following: “Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank raid”.

In truth, Israeli soldiers were on an arrest raid in the west bank and the Palestinian had attacked the soldiers with a knife. HonestReporting Canada conveyed to CBC editors in a complaint yesterday that their article’s headline should refer to the Palestinian as an “attacker” considering that Israel claims he tried to stab their soldiers, even if the headline is in attribution. Failing which, readers who only saw the headline could wrongly conclude that Israeli troops killed an innocent Palestinian during a west bank arrest raid to detain wanted terrorists. We conveyed that people read headlines 3:1 over the adjacent article – so context in headlines is vital.

Following our complaint, CBC amended this headline to mention that the Israeli “military say he was armed”.

See the whole story and the before and after headlines here.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

CBC to Ignore Older Viewers for Younger Ones

Canada's CBC on Thursday said it will increasingly ignore older TV viewers to target younger ones fleeing the public broadcaster for the Internet and mobile platforms.

To attract a younger, networked generation, the cash-strapped CBC will do fewer supper-hour newscasts and impose "significant" production cuts as it drives into the digital space.

"CBC/Radio Canada is transitioning from a business model founded on conventional broadcasting … to a digital future, where content can be created and distributed with a smartphone," the Canadian network said in a 19-page document issued Thursday.

Ceding the broadcast space to private sector rivals like Bell Media, Rogers Media and Shaw Media, the CBC said it will increasingly target TV audiences going forward, shift to digital platforms and cut jobs and infrastructure in the five years leading up to 2020.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

AARC v CBC litigation

We are always interested in hearing and getting input from interested Canadians who are concerned about CBC actions and their use of tax payer funds.

This story was sent to us recently and is very timely:
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An Alberta Law Society Hearing with a lawyer named Brian Fish is to be held this week on January 18, 2017. This lawyer has substantial involvement in the AARC v. CBC litigation, which is comprised of more than one Action filed in the Court of Queen's Bench, Judicial District of Calgary. An associated and important claim, which sheds light on some of the issues in the AARC v. CBC claim and which CBC and Brian Fish have now been attached is AARC Society v. Amy Sparks Action No:1101-06250 filed May 4, 2011. Mr. Fish played a part in the substance of the Spark's pleadings.

Should the whole affair be discussed in the House of Commons? Some believe the actions of CBC executives, journalists, and their legal department are egregious.

To see information on this upcoming hearing click here.

CBC News an ‘uber-predator’ in digital advertising market

John Honderich, chair of Torstar Corp., pulled no punches, telling the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage “there is a crisis of declining good journalism across Canada and at this point we only see the situation getting worse.”

Honderich said The Toronto Star, his company’s flagship publication, will have 170 journalists in its newsroom at the end of this year, down from 470 ten years ago. He noted as an example careers advertising, which once brought in $75 million in revenue each year for the company, and now no longer exists as a revenue stream because of free online portals.

Honderich also brought to the committee’s attention the competition media companies are facing in the digital advertising market from the online operations of CBC News, which he said was “spending incredibly on its website” and doing so with “unlimited resources.”

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

CBC in Digital Age - dumbing down or shaping up?

With CBC president Hubert Lacroix and CBC board members and other top execs gathered in Montreal for their annual public meeting, CBC employees vented about a mobile-first strategy that aims to transform the pubcaster.

Early in the town hall, Lacroix pointed to Vice Media, which originated 20 years ago in Montreal as a punk magazine, as one of CBC/Radio-Canada’s looming digital competitors as the radio and TV network embraces a digital future.

During a panel discussion by top CBC journalists and personalities, Patrice Roy, host of Le Téléjournal Grand-Montréal 18 h, Radio-Canada’s supper-hour newscast, argued Vice Media represented a bridge too far as a model for a transforming pubcaster.

Roy said the youth-skewing global media group operated at the intersection of news and entertainment, while providing no context for audiences.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

CBC President Hubert Lacroix hid expense story for 6 months

The Hubert Lacroix $30,000 expense story has more holes than Swiss Cheese. CBC President Hubert Lacroix was personally involved in filing potentially fraudulent expense claims and then hid the story for 6 months. It cannot be wished away with a presidential wave of the hand and half-hearted apology.

Lacroix’s partial apology to “Canadians who support the CBC” does not wash. It is a partial apology not to the House of Commons, the Senate and all Canadians.

“I want to apologize to my fellow employees at CBC/Radio-Canada.… We are now entering a period of great challenge, and I want to assure our CBCers and Radio-Canadiens that they can continue to have faith in their leaders. I also want to apologize to all those Canadians who support CBC/Radio-Canada for this careless error.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CBC Hubert Lacroix CEO salary secrecy

Things that make you go "hmmmmmmmm" ...
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Bombardier and CBC: Billion dollar subsidies for both, CEO salary secrecy for one ...

While Bombardier might be getting billion dollar taxpayer subsidies, at least we know what they pay their top executives. But that’s not the case with the CBC, at least when it comes to disclosing salaries.

CBC demands secrecy despite being government owned, government controlled and government funded.

It’s bad enough that they behave this way but it’s even worse when this attitude is coming from an institution that demands accountability and transparency from everyone else.

I say if we know the salary of the CEO of Bombardier, we should be able to find out the salary of the CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

See the full story here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CBC broadcaster comments prompts outpouring of rage

China’s angry Olympics took a Canadian turn after comments from a CBC broadcaster about a Chinese athlete prompted an outpouring of rage in a country where ill feeling has boiled over after a series of perceived insults.

Chinese state media called commentator Byron MacDonald “abusive” after the CBC aired him saying “that little 14 year old girl from China dropped the ball” at the women’s 4x200-metre freestyle relay Thursday. She “went out like stink and died like a pig,” Mr. MacDonald said. The CBC subsequently apologized, saying “we sincerely regret that these comments were made.”

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cost of new CBC Building to remain confidential

The future Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal, the cost of which is still unknown, will start to be built in August 2017 in anticipation of an opening in January 2020.

Senior management made the announcement Thursday at the current Maison Radio-Canada building, taking advantage of the opportunity to unveil the model of the new buildings, all glazed with glass and green spaces all around.

Hubert T. Lacroix, CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO, noted that the cost would remain confidential as long as the file had not been processed by the Treasury Board.

The timetable is tight: executives must go before the board in April or May, receive approval in June, conclude the transaction in July, and then begin construction in August. This must be completed by the end of 2019 for an opening in January 2020.

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 09, 2017

CBC does about face on advertising

Advertising does not detract from the CBC’s mandate and there is no good public policy reason to eliminate advertising from its television services.

At this point you’d be forgiven for thinking that this column is about to pick apart the CBC’s request to the federal government this week for a massive increase in funding — $318 million more to be exact — so it can broadcast all its services free of ads.

"We recommend removing advertising from CBC/Radio-Canada," the public broadcaster said in a news release. "This would allow the broadcaster to focus squarely on the cultural impact of our mandate. It would also free up advertising revenue to help private media companies transition to a digital environment."

Okay. Now stop and think about this fact: the first paragraph did not come from me; it came from a news release issued by the CBC in 2011.

Yes, the same CBC now arguing it should be free of ads once said — just five years ago — there was no good reason to eliminate advertising.

"The elimination of advertising revenues would seriously compromise the Corporation’s ability to fulfill its mandate," CBC President Hubert Lacroix said at the time.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 06, 2017

CBC Ombud Partially Upholds HRC Complaint

On January 3, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin partially upheld a recent HonestReporting Canada complaint finding that a November article by Mideast bureau chief Derek Stoffel which mentioned Canada’s cutting core funding to UNWRA under the Harper administration, should have included relevant context stating that the funding cut was due to UNWRA’s being closely tied to the Hamas terrorist group and was a hotbed for anti-Israel extremism.

As we told the CBC, failure to mention this information may have led CBC readers to wrongly conclude that core funding to UNWRA was at the time cut for strictly political or other purposes.

Ms. Enkin agreed with our perspective by noting the following:

“It is true that this was not the main thrust of the larger article, but the way it is phrased can lead to the impression that the funding was withdrawn because the agency was assisting Palestinians in any way. It is too broad to be clear. The Conservatives ended the funding because there were allegations that it was too closely tied to Hamas. I agree some reference to the Conservative government’s concern that UNWRA had ties to Hamas as the reason for ending the funding would be more accurate and would provide context.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Seven Wonders of CBC Decision Making

Editor: Found this ... hope you enjoy as much as we did!

You gotta love this, in semi-socialist Canada we have a government run TV network – the CBC. Think PBS with poor content and a way bigger budget. They decided to run a contest to select the “7 Wonders of Canada”. The results are typical of what a CBC committee would do and it shows why crown corporations have no business competing in the entertainment business. Here is the web page: http://www.cbc.ca/sevenwonders/the_judges.html

Talk about the Seven Wonders of CBC decision making: Can you believe that through the power of politically correct committee-think -- a canoe and an igloo are "wonders" in Canada -- but the CN Tower, Cathedral Grove and the Bay of Fundy are not? A wonder is a place you can visit and feel awed by; what tourist would travel to Canada to see a canoe? I assure you I did not go to Egypt to see a felucca, I wanted to see Pyramids that touch the sky.

The CBC decision-making process is typical of New Age thinking, where the overriding concern seems to be not to offend. The committee was careful to find a wonder in every geopolitical zone so it is nice and fair to people who live on the edge of nowhere.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Open Letter to CBC President

For the Record: Open Letter to the President of the CBC

Letter to the CBC from the Treasurer, Thomas Conway.

I am writing because of my concerns with your recent CBC TV News story about disbarred lawyer Richard Chojnacki. The story is neither balanced nor accurate.

I am disappointed and dismayed that where the program's producers had access to additional facts that did not fit their storyline, they chose not to use them. There were opportunities to provide the viewer with more recent facts that bear significantly on the Law Society's role in the protection of the public interest.

The Law Society of Upper Canada takes very seriously its responsibility to protect the public interest, and to do so in an open and transparent manner. The events at the centre of your story began in 2004. Since then the Law Society has sought, and obtained, increased statutory authority in the managing of cases where a lawyer or paralegal is being investigated for professional misconduct. This significant fact, as I explained in my interview with the CBC, was ignored. Similarly, the Law Society has sought, and obtained, increased statutory authority permitting us to alert authorities in cases of imminent risk. Again, you failed to balance your story by letting your viewers know about these important developments.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

CBC Peter Mansbridge owes reign to luck, not skill

Anyone who enjoys a good fairy tale ought to check out the career of Peter Mansbridge, the CBC’s national news reader, as it draws to a close.

His is the story of an entirely unremarkable guy who, through both accident and design, was transformed into an elite Canadian journalist, one of the highest-paid by Canadian standards and one of the most recognizable. Many moments in this story invite amazement.

It’s well known that Mansbridge was discovered when, as a high school dropout, he was working as a baggage handler for Transair, a small airline in Churchill.

One of his occasional duties was calling flights. A traveller in the radio business liked that deep baritone voice and offered him a job. Mansbridge, who’s on record as never having considered journalism, accepted, and started off on his new path as lifelong lottery winner. That was 1968.

Almost 50 years later, Mansbridge has been king of the castle, host of the CBC’s flagship nightly news show The National for almost 30 years.

Mansbridge’s parting self-reverence has provoked a wave of discontent and a clear lack of gratitude for his services, especially from journalists who understand the difference between kitchen workers and the maitre d’hotel.

In an ironic twist, Mansbridge now finds himself on the sharp end of serious journalism, exposed as making an obscene amount of money for merely putting his voice to the labours of researchers, writers, editors, producers and technicians. The website Canadaland reports (and Mansbridge has not denied ) his most recent salary is just over $1 million a year, plus perks, earning him three times the salary of the prime minister. As the news business is driven to its knees, his negotiated pension will be $500,000 a year, enough to hire 10 journalists with student loans to pay off.

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Peter Mansbridge adept at influencing CBC news management

Ever since the late 80s when he used an offer from one of the American television networks as leverage to replace Knowlton Nash as anchor, Peter Mansbridge has been very adept at influencing CBC news management. The National is now built around his persona.

He, and he alone, conducts the many panels that eat up a lot of time on the program. He has a separate interview program on CBC News Network, and often, large segments of this program are run on The National, even when they are of dubious news value.

The National was once the leading newscast in the country, handily beating the competition in raw numbers, but also in breaking news stories. Sadly, its best days are behind it and have been for some years. And, Mr. Mansbridge, with all his awards and honours, has presided over this decline.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 30, 2016

CBC Refuses CRA Request

CBC declines to turn over Panama Papers data to CRA 

News organization's spokesman says policy is to never reveal journalistic sources

The Canada Revenue Agency has formally asked the CBC to hand over offshore tax-haven data from the massive Panama Papers leak, but the news organization is refusing.

The commissioner of the agency, Andrew Treusch, sent an email on Friday to the president of the CBC asking for the data, saying the agency wants to begin work immediately on reviewing the information.

CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson said the corporation rebuffed a similar request from the CRA in 2013 for another massive cache of tax-haven data — and will do so again.

"Simply stated, CBC News does not reveal its sources and we're not about to start now as a result of this request," he said.

Earlier this year, the Panama Papers were made available electronically to CBC News and other select news organizations around the world, and stories about the contents began to appear this month. The blockbuster revelations are having serious political repercussions in some countries, while others are looking at ways to stop the wealthy from stashing cash offshore to avoid paying taxes.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

AARC in litigation with CBC

Dealing with addiction during adolescence is complex. Consequently, AARC’s program and its leadership have been the focus of public debate and criticism on occasion. Allegations regarding connections to other treatment programs, the qualifications of AARC’s staff, its unique treatment processes, access, cost and abuse can be found on both digital and in traditional media. These allegations were most notably covered in a Fifth Estate broadcast, aired by the CBC in February of 2009.

As a result of this broadcast, AARC is in litigation with the CBC, various CBC reporters and four ex-clients. AARC maintains that it has discredited all allegations of wrongdoing contained in the broadcast and is proceeding to trial against all parties to recover damages for the losses AARC has suffered as a result of the broadcast.

AARC’s accredited program is delivered through a strict governance model that employs independent oversight and written grievance procedures. AARC promptly addresses all allegations of wrongdoing, whether they are alleged to have occurred before or during treatment, by referral to the appropriate authorities. Allegations of criminal wrongdoing are immediately referred to the Calgary Police Service and the justice system.

Get the whole story here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CBC reporter made significant error ...

On November 10, Honest Reporting Canada liaised with senior editors at our public broadcaster calling on CBC Radio to broadcast an immediate on-air correction to remedy a significant error stated by reporter Nil Köksal in a report broadcast the day prior.

Reporting from Istanbul, Köksal erroneously stated the following: “… and an ominous response from the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying a Trump presidency would effectively end the idea of a Palestinian state, but as they welcomed the political upset, ripples of the Trump reality were felt elsewhere around the world.”

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu did not make this statement that this CBC reporter wrongly attributed to him and he still supports a two state solution in solving the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Instead, Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister, did. Importantly, Bennett’s views do not represent official Israeli government policy.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CBC report unfair and one-sided

President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointment of David Friedman (pictured right) to serve as new U.S. Ambassador to Israel has been met with lots of news coverage in the mainstream media, much of it was myopic and was rife with hysteria, hyperbole, and doom & gloom scenarios.

Instead of informing listeners that many international Jewish organizations and Israeli politicians support his appointment, true to form, media outlets like the CBC cast his appointment as one which was met exclusively with derision.

On the evening of December 16, CBC Radio’s “World at Six” flagship program broadcast a report by Tom Parry which was unfair and one-sided in its depiction of Friedman’s appointment.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 23, 2016

IS CBC breaking the law?



Would Netflix want to get into the newspaper business? I doubt it. Then, why is CBC so keen on competing with the print media with its online offerings? Is it breaking the law in doing so?

For more than 20 years CBC has offered an Internet website, cbc.ca, but in the past few years this effort has been accelerated. In its recently released strategic plan, called “A Space for Us All,” CBC was coy about its plans to compete with print media.

The CBC strategy calls for TV/radio to be the lowest priorities and Internet and “mobile” services to be given the highest priority ...

Stop the presses! CBC derives all its authority from the 1991 Broadcasting Act, which no where says CBC should be a content company. It should seek listeners and viewers by whatever means. But readers? The Act calls for CBC to operate licenced radio and TV services. By their nature some CBC Web-based services are not radio/TV and are unlicensed and, if they have a role (which they do in audio and video), should not be funded by taxpayers without their agreement. CBC is required by law to release data on the separated costs and revenues of its TV/radio services but has never released financial data on its digital services.

Read the full story here.

PS - The author Barry Kiefl is president of Canadian Media Research Inc., and a former director of research at CBC.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

CBC’s expanding digital presence has unfair advantage

As the parliamentary heritage committee wraps up an important study on the state and survival prospects of local media in Canada, CBC President and CEO Hubert Lacroix took aim at private media outlets who he says have used the committee’s hearings to “argue for a weaker public broadcaster.”

The heritage committee heard from 119 witnesses — representatives of media outlets, professors, union officials and Canadian Heritage staff, among many others. Several of those invited to testify — most recently, The Globe and Mail and Rebel Media — have urged committee members to “level the playing field” between the CBC and Canada’s struggling legacy media companies and new digital outlets.

The Globe’s publisher and CEO, Phillip Crawley, told committees members last week that CBC’s expanding digital presence — funded by tax dollars — and its use of digital advertising gives the public broadcaster an unfair competitive advantage. Crawley suggested the committee look to the United Kingdom, where the BBC is not allowed to accept digital advertising.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CBC President Hubert Lacroix admits model broken

CBC president defends ad-free proposal, asks Ottawa for $400M to 'unshackle' broadcaster.

Hubert Lacroix thinks the CBC's business model is broken.

Hubert Lacroix: Broken means that even if the current federal government has reinvested $75 million for the first year and $150 million for the next four, those dollars do not allow us, over time, to actually fix the issues that are about ensuring that we can continue giving services to Canadians, as Canadians expect. We're not the only ones to feel that way. Every other conventional broadcaster feels the difficulty of ad revenues moving and of the digital transformation that we're all coping with.

Read the full interview here.

PS - where do YOU think the blame lies?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

CBC’s pension ponzi scheme

The CBC budget for 2011 was $1.1 billion.

Teeth are being gnashed over the loss of staff and programming, but these cuts pale in comparison to the costs of propping up the CBC’s pension ponzi scheme. How will it fund its current pension solvency deficit of $801 million (2010), which is more than double the $382 million deficit the previous year?

The CBC pension is a mature plan with more retirees receiving money from the plan (9,066) than employees paying into the plan (8,086). Every employee fired from CBC increases the cash required from taxpayers to prop up a plan that is flawed by design.

In our analysis of the CBC pension plan, we discovered that employees invested only $68 million for the ACTRA buy-back but will get an estimated $461 million in additional retirement income.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 19, 2016

CBC Pension Plan Flawed By Design

In 2010, CBC employees contributed $26.9 million to their pensions, but $51.2 million was added by taxpayers. While the split is supposed to be 50/50, CBC has chosen to ask taxpayers to fund the deficit without asking employees to contribute more.

Much of CBC’s pension problem can be attributed to a highly-controversial decision to allow “retroactive” pensions to employees who previously did not qualify for them. Under a program called “buy-backs,” starting in the early 2000s, members of the ACTRA union were allowed to purchase pension credits in the CBC plan, triggering a lucrative – but underfunded – guaranteed pension.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 16, 2016

CBC Peter Mansbridge compared to Jian Ghomeshi

Linden MacIntyre has not been barred from appearing on CBC News Network this week despite an internal memo to the contrary.

Jennifer Harwood, managing editor of CBC News Network, sent a memo to some staff late Wednesday stating that interviews with MacIntyre on the network this week have been cancelled.

The memo said the move came about because of MacIntyre’s recent comments to the Globe and Mail comparing the workplace behaviour of Peter Mansbridge to that of ousted Q host Jian Ghomeshi.

In the Globe interview, MacIntyre said Ghomeshi was “allowed to bully and abuse people,” adding that “that’s the way it works, whether it’s Mansbridge, (Peter) Gzowski, whatever. They were not like shrinking violets, either.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CBC Should Apologize To Alberta MLA

Tom Kmiec, MP
Calgary Shepard

Please find below a copy of the letter I have sent to the CBC Ombudsman calling on the CBC to apologize to Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt following his unjust portrayal in a recent article.

Dear CBC Ombudsman,

I am writing to file a complaint about the journalistic content appearing on one of CBC’s platforms. Specifically, I would like to draw attention to a recent CBC.ca news article titled “Calgary anti-carbon tax rally draws about 800, including CPC leadership hopefuls” written by David Bell, which featured a photo of Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt clipped from what seems to be a video, capturing him in a Nazi-styled salute.

Although this photo has since been replaced, and a correction issued regretting the error, I am appalled by the lack of standards that led to such a picture appearing on the CBC’s website. "

Read the full letter here.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CBC President Hubert Lacroix wants another $400 million dollars

The president of CBC/Radio Canada said a proposal to increase government funding to the public broadcaster and do away with ads would transform the organization, especially its television programming.

He said CBC will become a "completely different broadcaster."

In a November proposal submitted as part of the government's public consultation about the future of Canada content in a digital world, Lacroix proposed increasing funding to CBC by about $400 million to allow the broadcaster to completely do away with ads.

See the full story here.

PS - are you in favor of giving more tax dollars to the CBC?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

CBC loses $1 million appeal

The CBC must pay one of the largest defamation penalties ever imposed on a Canadian media outlet after being denied its final avenue of appeal.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday that it will not hear the case. The top justices never give reasons for refusing to hear appeals.
Two years ago, the CBC was ordered to pay close to $1 million in damages to medical scientist Dr. Frans Leenen of the University of Ottawa because of a story that ran on the investigative program the fifth estate.
It was also told to pay another $200,000 in damages to a Toronto cardiologist, Dr. Martin Myers.
The two doctors had sued the CBC over a story about the safety of heart medication that had been broadcast in 1996.
They accused the investigative report of being malicious, unfair, defamatory and sensationalized.
Read the full story here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Secret collusion between the CBC and Liberals

Tony Blair was the UK prime minister when Jean Chretien was Canada’s prime minister, so the two of them had many conversations.

Now Tony Blair’s senior aide, Alastair Campbell, has written his memoir, which includes a conversation between Blair and Chretien:

Blair “had a good time with Chretien, who told him the hilarious story of how Opposition leader Stockwell Day made a pledge that if three per cent of the population wanted a referendum on any issue, they could have it, so the Liberals got a TV station to organize a three per cent write-in campaign for Stockwell to change his first name to Doris. It really took off, to the point the Liberals even adopted ‘Que Sera Sera’ as their campaign song.”

What Campbell obviously didn’t know, is that that “TV station” was actually Canada’s state broadcaster, the CBC.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Document Compares CBC and BBC

The Liberal government is looking at the British Broadcasting Corporation as it examines the future of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a newly-released document indicates.

The Canadian Heritage department, whose minister Melanie Joly is responsible for the CBC/Radio-Canada, produced a detailed comparison in April of the two public broadcasters.

The document, obtained under the Access to Information Act, compares the mandate, funding and governance of the CBC and BBC, and looks ahead to coming changes for both institutions.

Read the full story here.