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, September 30, 2011

Critics blocked on CBC freedom info ...

The Conservatives are calling on some of the CBC's harshest critics and competitors to testify about the broadcaster at a parliamentary hearing on access to information.

Tory MPs on the Commons access to information, privacy and ethics committee successfully pushed for a study of the use of taxpayers' funds in the CBC's court battle with the information commissioner. The Crown Corporation is fighting to keep records involving its creative, journalistic and programming activities completely exempt from the Access to Information Act.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tory MP has a website petition to cut funding to the CBC ...

The Conservatives are hauling the CBC onto the carpet this fall to explain why it is fighting the access to information law in the courts, part of increased scrutiny of the public broadcaster’s spending and practices by the new majority government.


The move comes at the same time as the Conservative party surveys its members on whether CBC funding is good value for the taxpayer.

One Tory MP has a website petition to cut funding to the broadcaster, and the party’s spokesperson recently referred to “extravagant spending” by the CBC in an Ottawa newspaper.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CBC’s ‘level playing field’ has $1.1 billion taxpayer-funded turf ...

In “Quebecor survey just another attempt to tear down CBC” (Opinion, Sept. 13), CBC/Radio-Canada’s vice-president of brand, communications and corporate affairs, Bill Chambers, offers taxpayers the same half-truths that the state broadcaster has been throwing around for years to mask its misguided attempts at avoiding accountability.

Putting forward one of his employer’s favourite lines of defence, Mr. Chambers asserts that CBC/Radio-Canada should have the right to withhold certain types of information requested under the Access to Information Act, on the basis that this information could provide a competitive advantage to the private broadcasters with which the CBC/Radio-Canada competes for programming rights, talent and advertising revenues.Any way you slice it, CBC/Radio-Canada has a $1.1-billion head start over any of its supposed competitors. Of course, whether it is CBC/Radio-Canada’s mandate to compete with private broadcasters is another debate.

Read the full story here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

CBC paid big for small poll of 'stakeholders' ...

CBC paid as much as $43,000 in 2010 for a survey of "stakeholders" which revealed that people who like the state broadcaster like it a lot.

What remains are two cost estimates and an invoice. The initial estimate pegged the cost of the survey at $19,850, while another estimate came in at $43,870.

Government rules allow contracts under $25,000 to be awarded without seeking competing bids. Phoenix SPI, which conducted the survey for CBC, has conducted similar surveys for the broadcaster, including one in 2008.

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

CBC got it wrong on cigarette labels story ...

CBC's ombudsman says a TV broadcast last December on CBC's flagship newscast The National, that accused the Harper government of bending to pressure by the tobacco lobby, missed its mark.

The item, reported by Diana Swain, concluded that the government had "shelved" plans for tough new labels on cigarette packages because tobacco company lobbyists pressured the government.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

CBC absenteeism docs absent of all detail ...

Absenteeism is one of the biggest issues facing employers across Canada, but just how much of a problem employee absences were at CBC last year will remain a mystery.

One recent report showed the number of uncertified sick days in the public service rose by 74% from 4.1 to 7.1 days per employee between 2001 and 2009. The average number of official sick days for public servants during that time rose from 12.1 to 16.9.

QMI Agency requested records of absenteeism presented to the CBC's board of directors for the 2009-2010 fiscal year that ended in March. So far, the response has been mostly blank pages.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CBC fights to keep secrets ...

CBC may demand accountability from the government but Canada's taxpayer-funded broadcaster is going to court once again in order to keep its own affairs secret.

It's not the first run in between the state broadcaster and the Access to Information Act. The CBC became subject to the act in 2007, since then close to 900 complaints have been filed. While some of those cases were resolved and a small number were found to be without merit, as of June the information commissioner had 498 active complaints against CBC.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ezra Levant's cbc top 5 list ...

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What do you think of the CBC?

 Is the CBC relevant? Does it meet the needs of Canadians? What kind of programming should the CBC provide, and what should it do differently?


If you've got a gripe or something good to say, now's your chance.

And it's a rare chance at that for Canadians to stand up for, or sound off against the public broadcaster that receives $1.1 billion from taxpayers every year.

Read the full story here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

CBC needs a reality check ...

Canadians are not monolithic in their views on the state broadcaster.
 
Most feel it is wrong for the CBC to spend tax dollars fighting to keep its secrets from an independent officer of Parliament, the federal information commissioner.

Most don’t know how much money CBC receives — $1.1 billion — and when told, most (60%) found that amount to be too much.

CBC executives think they don’t get enough money, Canadians think otherwise.

Read the full story here.
What do YOU think?

Friday, September 16, 2011

CBC should come clean ...

When the Access to Information Act was passed in 1985, it was obvious to some that its terms could be used to hide, as well as to disclose, information.

So access to information legislation is not only no guarantee for increased openness and transparency by government, but also can be misused as a formula for concealing or obscuring information.

Nowhere is this more prevalent than within the CBC.

By keeping salaries secret, gratuities secret, entertainment costs secret, travel costs secret, absentee costs secret, the CBC is violating its mandate and should be an embarrassment for every CBC employee.

The CBC is not a private company. We all have a right to know how it spends the money taxpayers provide.

Read the full story by clicking here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Party time at the CBC!

Why did the CBC throw the biggest party at TIFF using taxpayers' dollars?

Watch this video and see your tax dollars at work.  Click here!

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney - “The CBC lies all the time."

All three opposition leaders forcefully demanded Wednesday that Mr. Harper fire the International Co-operation Minister, who ordered an official document to be altered and then allegedly misled a parliamentary committee about the matter.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday that Ms. Oda has apologized and that should be the end of it. When pressed by The Canadian Press on whether that was enough after misleading the House of Commons, Mr. Kenney shot back: “The CBC lies all the time. What media are you with?”

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CBC loses bid to appeal $1 million defamation case ...

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 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.

It's not clear how much the CBC will have to pay in the end, because the corporation is still adding up court-ordered damages, legal fees, and other costs. The total is expected to be several million dollars.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Documentary disputes Swissair crash findings ...

A documentary by the CBC's "Fifth Estate" is about to make new and startling claims about what brought down Swissair Flight 111 off the South Shore in 1998.

 The program, scheduled to air on September 16, will suggest that terrorists were responsible and that the fire on the plane wasn't accidental, but instead was caused by an incendiary device or a failed bomb.

Read the full story here.

Monday, September 12, 2011

PBS model suggested for the CBC ...

Most Canadians would like to see the CBC reformed to operate as a non-for-profit broadcaster like PBS, according to a new poll completed for QMI Agency.

CBC/Radio-Canada receives $1.1 billion in federal funding annual, even though a majority of Canadians surveyed had no clue about how much money the broadcaster receives.

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 09, 2011

No penalty for CBC’s election violation ...

The CBC isn’t getting taken to the woodshed for airing vote results to western Canada on election night.

Elections Canada strictly monitors and polices election night results, banning journalists from reporting results on TV and radio airwaves and online through social media until polls are closed in all time zones, to prevent influencing votes.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Time for the CBC to leave the nest ...

The verdict is in: after 75 years of government handouts to the CBC, Canadians want to take the training wheels off, and let the state broadcaster fend for itself without its $1.1-billion annual cheque from taxpayers.

That's the word from a major new public opinion survey conducted by Abacus Data Inc. Funny enough, the hundreds of polls paid for by the CBC never asked those questions - or if they did, the results were never made public.

Perhaps this poll will put some steel in the spine of those cabinet ministers who think the idea of a state broadcaster is a holdover from an earlier age of big government.

One thing's for sure, though: the consensus groupthink in Canadian media - everyone agreeing how wonderful the CBC is - is not shared by grassroots Canadians.

Read the full story here.

What do YOU think?

Canadians want CBC budget cut ...

Canadians vastly underestimate the amount of money the federal government gives to the CBC each year and most say it's too much money, according to a new poll done exclusively for QMI Agency.
 
More than 80% of a group surveyed by research firm Abacus Data did not know the CBC will get $1.1 billion from the federal government this year. Only one-quarter believe the CBC get only about one-tenth of what the broadcaster actually receives.

Most Canadians - 60% - also thought the CBC gets too much money, including a majority of participants who vote Conservative or NDP. Abacus Data conducted a poll online with 1,003 Canadians from Aug. 12 to 15.

Read the full story here. 

Do you agree?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Poll blasts CBC use of tax dollars in court ...

A majority of Canadians - 64% - believe the CBC should not spend tax dollars to fight its legal battle with Canada's independent ombudsman, who investigates transparency complaints, according to a poll by the research firm Abacus Data.

"Sixty-four percent of Canadians say it is wrong, only 10% say it is right. I think on this issue, the CBC is clearly on the wrong side of public opinion," Dr. David Coletto, who leads Abacus Data's team of consultants and strategists, said.

In 2010, a federal court judge ordered the CBC to provide fiscal information to the commissioner for review.

The CBC appealed that decision and has threatened to fight its case all the way to the Supreme Court.

Read the full story here.

What do YOU think?

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

CBC looks to bend the rules - again

The CBC is hoping the federal broadcast regulator will once again allow it to bend the rules and avoid spending money on television signal improvements its private sector rivals have already made.


Despite getting $1 billion dollars a year from taxpayers, CBC executives say they can't afford the cost of replacing about 22 analog transmitters with digital television transmitters.

Read the full story here.

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Monday, September 05, 2011

MLA files complaints against CBC reporter ...

A member of the legislative assembly has launched two separate complaints against a CBC Television reporter for what she believes were inappropriate comments made about her by the reporter.

Cynthia Dunsford, the MLA for Stratford-Kinlock, is also refusing to do interviews with the reporter, CBC Television journalist John Jeffery.

The issue came to light Friday when Dunsford refused to do an interview with the veteran CBC reporter.

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Burrows family files complaint over CBC segment ...

 The parents of Vancouver Canucks winger Alex Burrows have written a letter of complaint to the CBC regarding Ron MacLean’s story on their son.

“I thought it was a verbal assassination,” Alex’s father Rodney said in a telephone interview from his Montreal home. “There was no journalistic balance whatsoever. It was just a verbal assassination. There was no chance for Alex to defend himself.”

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

It’s time for the CBC to move out ...


A Conservative government gave and a Conservative government must take away.

Like the proverbial child who refuses to leave the security of mom and dad's house, the CBC has shown a definite reluctance to move from state sponsorship to the real world of paying your own bills.

Sometimes it's tough to tell the kids to move out and start earning their own way in life. Stephen Harper needs to be the Conservative prime minister who did this.



Read the full story here.