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, July 29, 2011

CBC only publishes name of suspected war criminal after public helps catch him?

What the CBC is doing regarding their asinine phony policy on the 30 suspected war criminals hiding in Canada defies all logic.

The CBC refused to publish the names and pictures of those wanted by federal authorities and they re-stated this “policy” in the same article featuring one suspect picked up due to tips from the public.

Read the full discussion here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Former prosecutor ambushed on CBC ...

Former Manitoba prosecutor George Dangerfield has witnessed a few of his very complex prosecutions being flushed after paperwork reviews by Ottawa-based lawyers. Another is under consideration.

Last week, CBC's The Fifth Estate, hosted by award-winning reporter Bob McKeown, took a look at those cases. Its condemnation of George Dangerfield was incredible.

The CBC's lack of depth in its treatment of those cases was astounding as it set out its series of irregularities, insinuating that lying and perjury and payoffs were part of the Dangerfield game plan.

McKeown claimed an $84,000 payment to Zanidean for testimony. If he had dug further, he might have found federal documents detailing that $84,000 was paid out in Zanidean's name, but that most didn't go into Zanidean's pockets. It went to pay for the salaries of the cops assigned to protect Zanidean and the safe places to lodge him pending Driskell's trial.

It's too bad McKeown didn't speak to key Mounties. He might have learned about the strict laws that govern sting-confessions and of the RCMP being ready and willing to take the case back to the courtroom.
The show was an unfair indictment of George Dangerfield.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CBC motto: Spend, don't tell ...

CBC can now claim that it is more secretive than the Harper government.

The state broadcaster's newscasts have often claimed the government is highly secretive but when it comes to releasing cost details, the CBC is second to none.

Read the full story here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

CBC licence renewal a farce ...

The CBC’s licence is up for renewal at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the government regulator for TV and radio.

Angry Canadians will have a chance to make their grievances to the government regulator. As if the government regulator would tell the government broadcaster to change it ways to benefit citizens.

The CBC is built on the myth government can do TV better than the private sector.

Read the full story here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

CBC’s Milewski says his job as reporter is to “sell ads” ...

First, it is bizarre that CBC’s Terry Milewski is doing an interview for a Globe and Mail piece but what’s even more astounding is his admissions of playing it up for the camera:

“People imagine that the CBC is this grand public service funded entirely by taxpayer dollars, but my job is to sell ads. You won’t catch me saying, certainly not on tape, that we at CBC have some grand mission to speak truth to power.”

Read more and see Canadians responses by clicking here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CBC good value, CBC says ,,,

A new CBC-commissioned study has revealed - wait for it - that the CBC is great value for public money and a driving force in the in the Canadian economy.


Deloitte & Touche's 97-page study, commissioned by the CBC and released Wednesday, found the $1.7 billion the public broadcaster spent in 2010 - $1.1 billion of it from taxpayers - generated $3.7 billion for the Canadian economy.

The CBC would not reveal how much they paid Deloitte for the study, but a former consultant suggested a price tag of six figures wouldn't be unusual.

But Veldhuis and others argue there's a negative economic impact when the government takes the money out of the economy in taxes that isn't accounted for in the study.

"They haven't accounted for that damage that that $1.1 billion has cost the economy."

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

CBC tries to hide $52,000 Harvard course taken by VP ...

Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault has reported that the CBC paid for a 2 month course for their vice-president of the French language services, Sylvain Lafrance, taken at Harvard. This was after CBC had refused to release the file.

Read the full story and see Canadians feedback here.

Taxpayers foot bill for CBC lunches with friends ...

What happens when a senator and CBC executive meet? You pay either way. The only question is how much.


Sylvain Lafrance, the executive VP of CBC's French language services, treated Liberal Senator Francis Fox to a $119 lunch in October 2009 at Montreal's Restaurant Julien.

Details of what was consumed are not provided in the documents, but an online version of the restaurant's menu shows entrees normally cost less than $20, meaning the pair likely dined on more than just food.

Read the full story here.

That's your tax money ... how often does this happen?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CBC tightlipped about harassment payouts ...

Canadians paid out to settle workplace harassment lawsuits at the CBC but the state broadcaster is refusing to say how much money taxpayers spent to settle the claims.

An access to information request filed on behalf of QMI Agency shows that at least 30 invoices were submitted to the CBC for harassment claims in the fiscal year that ended last March.

All that can be learned from the invoices is that CBC paid lawyers and investigators at firms in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax to deal with the matters. Details on amounts paid to each firm and whether the bill was for workplace harassment, sexual harassment or another matter have also been removed.

Click here to read the full story and see how even more Canadian taxpayer money is wasted!

CBC staff well paid by you ...

CBC employees earn on average 39% more than the average Canadian, according to information obtained through access to information from the state broadcaster.

On the salary side, CBC spent $507,290,389 on salaries for full-time, temporary and contract personnel.

Read the full story here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The CBC's hired liar ...

A man illegally smuggled out of the United States turns up dead, sparking an investigation from the White House.

It sounds like the plot of a bad B-movie, but Jerry Forrester insisted he lived the story.

The ex-FBI agent, who says he was paid $1,500 per day, plus expenses, by the CBC to find people in the Bahamas willing to trash Peter Nygard, regularly ran off at the mouth while talking to private investigator Alick Morrison.

Read the full story here.

CBC Television News Guilty of Anti-American Bias ...

The CBC's television news coverage of the United States is consistently marked by emotional criticism, rather than a rational consideration of US policy based on Canadian national interests, according to "The Canadian "Garrison Mentality" and Anti-Americanism at the CBC" released today by The Fraser Institute.

Read the full story here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

CBC won’t tell how much Andrew Coyne et al are being paid ...

Brian Lilley from Sun News keeps up the digging to find out where our $1.2B of taxpayers money is going at the CBC but ran into another snub finding out the price to bring political pundits on the At Issue Panel.

Besides the appearance fees, Lilley was looking for travel, accommodation, meals and hospitality costs of having the likes of Macleans’ Andrew Coyne get to Toronto each week for the 10 minute gig.

CBC is refusing to give out this info saying it “touches on their programming and journalism”. How taxpayers knowing the costs to have Coyne and the rest of the Panel brought in on the taxpayers’ dime to the studio each week instead of on video feed is somehow a journalistic issue, defies logic. The CBC is only stonewalling as they know expenses like these drive people nuts and are sure to prove embarrassing.

Read full story and responses here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CBC digs in ever deeper ...

The CBC — to quote a great line from the movie Predator — has “dug itself in like an Alabama tick.” And it is not about to come out any time soon.
 
In fact, it’s digging itself in deeper.

In her annual report to Parliament, Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault again castigated the state broadcaster — not once, but several times — for refusing to cough up legitimate freedom-of-information requests for documents regarding how it spends our hard-earned dollars.

Remember, the CBC could not exist without the contributions of the Canadian taxpayer. The broadcaster loses $1.2 billion a year and we, as taxpayers, are forced to cover off its markers without knowing how a single dime of that money is spent.

And this is patently wrong.

Read the full story here.

Heritage Minister warns of budget cuts for CBC ...

CBC/Radio-Canada is about to be dealt a 5% blow to its parliamentary allocation in the next budget, Heritage Minister James Moore said.

The minister gave his first major interview since the Conservative majority government came to power, effectively ruling out the privatization of the public broadcaster, but adding that all government spending except for health care and funds allocated for seniors is now under review.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Group wants CBC to open up about pay ...

A taxpayer advocacy group is calling on CBC to be as open about the salaries for their top executives as executives of some of Canada's top companies are.

Last week, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published a list of the 100 top-paid chief executives. At the top of the list was Barrick Gold CEO Aaron Regent whose total compensation in 2010 came in at $24,217,040. At the bottom of the list Michael Waites of Finning International who took home $2,967,207.

CBC has repeatedly refused to disclose the salaries or bonuses of their top executives unlike many publicly traded companies.

Read the full story here.

Time to end CBC’s free ride

We need the CBC, the left-wingers say. We depend on the CBC to offer us unbiased news, as if any point of view that favours the left is non-biased.
The fact is, the CBC is a dinosaur, part of a bygone era that favoured bloated Crown corporations rather than ensuring a fair system for all.

When it comes to necessary services like health care, government funding makes sense. Canada's public health care system is a wonderful thing.

But when it comes to the media, using public money to fund a news network is galling. The success of a news network should be determined by how many people watch it, not by how much public money gets fed to it.

This outdated, out-of-touch media outlet sucks up over $1 billion a year of public money because, well, because it's the CBC.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Behind the CBC's Hit Piece on Medicare ...

Welcome to the CBC, the Corporate Broadcasting Company, disseminators of the propaganda video Medicare Schmedicare. This distorted and biased attack on our public health care system aired twice on the CBC in December, during the second week of the federal election.

Read the full story here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

CBC Dying while its Senor Execs Continue to Waste Millions??

Across the country Canadian Journalists are crying for help because CBC Executives seemingly refuse to stop their pattern of destroying the 'Essence of CBC' and all we hold dear. It's a Nero fiddling while Rome burns - scenario that is only now becoming public knowledge - that has been kept secret from all of us.

Get all the information here.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

CBC denied having documents about proposed fundraiser ...

CBC at first denied there were any records for a proposed political fundraiser at their Toronto headquarters, then admitted that they did have correspondence on the issue.

According to documents obtained by QMI Agency though access to information, CBC officials were not only willing to allow an Ontario Liberal MPP to use the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for a concert and silent auction fundraiser, they were willing to waive their standard 20% commission on auction to help the fundraiser be a success.

The federal information commissioner is investigating.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Information czar gives Canada Post, CBC low marks ...

Information commissioner Suzanne Legault used her second report in as many years to deliver that verdict to Canada Post, one of eight institutions, including the CBC, that became the focus of this year's probe.

The report concluded: "The Access to Information Act is not a guideline or a policy which can be followed or not followed, with little consequence. It is a statute adopted by Parliament that has been recognized by the courts as having quasi-constitutional status. Therefore breaches of the Act should not be without consequence."

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

CBC Report Card ...

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada’s national public broadcaster. It produces, procures and distributes Canadian programming in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

2009–2010 report card at a glance ...  Rating: F (Unsatisfactory)

Read the full report here.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

CBC fights and uses the info commish ...

CBC appears to be fighting the federal information commissioner in court to keep secrets from the public while at the same time complaining to the commissioner's office about other government departments.

The Office of the Information Commissioner deals with complaints about government departments when it comes to the Access to Information Act. Any citizen can request information from a government agency or department, and disputes over a lack of information are settled by the commissioner.


Read the full story here.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Feds to CBC: Be open, comply with law ...

The minister in charge of the CBC is calling on the state broadcaster to respect Canada’s access to information laws.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the Harper government to do more than pay lip service to openness and force CBC to follow the access law.

“The outcomes are what matter and the CBC is about as transparent as mud,” said the CTF’s Kevin Gaudet. “Like most government departments, and crowns and agencies, they use every trick in the book to hide whatever they want.

Read the full story here.

Friday, July 01, 2011

CBC cash cow ...

CBC started out as a government radio broadcaster in 1936 and became a television broadcaster in 1952. Since then CBC has expanded dramatically and has plans to expand even further under a strategy called Everyone, Every Way.

One of the more ambitious areas CBC is planning to expand into is all-sports programming. The government-funded broadcaster has received licences and is planning to launch all-sports channels to compete with TSN, RDS and other specialty channels.

CBC's use of tax dollars to compete with the private sector is not limited to broadcasting. They also use their subsidized equipment to compete in areas such as offering mobile production facilities and the maintenance of transmission lines.

Read the whole story here.