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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

39% believe the CBC should be sold off...

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.

Research firm Abacus Data conducted an online survey and found that 53% of participants want to see CBC's operating costs cut and for the broadcaster to operate through advertising and viewer contributions. PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, is an American non-profit television network which operates under this model.

Abacus asked 1,003 people questions online between Aug. 12-15 about the broadcaster. A small group of Canadians surveyed - 27% - believed funding for the broadcaster should be increased, while 39% believed the broadcaster should be sold off.

Read the full story.

Friday, October 26, 2012

"Another" lawsuit filed against the CBC ...

Whoever coined the phrase “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has obviously never been to one of Union Gospel Mission’s annual barbeques in Oppenheimer Park. Five thousand hamburger patties, bags of chips and cans of iced tea plus 900 pounds each of coleslaw and fruit salad are on the menu for the upcoming weekend’s picnic, and it’s worth noting the burgers aren’t of the cheap frozen variety commonly found at many outdoor summer cookouts.

Instead, volunteer chefs from the high-end Glowbal Restaurant Group (which includes Sanafir, Trattoria, Black+Blue, Society, Coast, Glowbal Grill and Italian Kitchen) are the ones taking care of the cooking at the newly renovated park in the Downtown Eastside.

The event might also help offset some of the negative publicity Glowbal has attracted after a recent CBC TV report claimed its managers force servers to pay them a percentage of their tips. Yacoub has since filed a lawsuit against the CBC and Go Public reporter Kathy Tomlinson for defamation.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CBC lost the lawsuit and drove the total cost well over $1 million ...

Despite having 22 lawyers on staff, CBC spent close to $900,000 on top-flight lawyers from an outside firm to fight a lawsuit that could have been settled with an apology. As has previously been reported, CBC's legal costs to defend a lawsuit brought by filmmakers Claude Fournier and Marie-Jose Raymond topped $1 million. But new documents released by the state broadcaster show the legal firm Borden, Ladner, Gervais billed $871,769.03 for its services.

Fournier and Raymond sued the state broadcaster in 2005 for $4.3 million after one of its executives told journalists he thought the co-produced miniseries about Quebec singer-songwriter Felix Leclerc was "the worst he'd ever seen on TV," among other remarks.

CBC eventually lost the lawsuit and paid the filmmakers $200,000 in damages, which drove the total cost well over $1 million.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Minister slams CBC's sex show ...

"This programming cannot be defended," Minister Moore said after viewing the show Hard, which runs on the CBC French radio wing's special website platform called tou.tv. "Having now seen the show in question, it raises serious concerns about some programming decisions being made with taxpayers' dollars by CBC/Radio-Canada."

"Today I contacted the CBC and asked them to review all of their online content to ensure offensive programming such as this is not repeated." Moore said in a statement.

The prime minister's office also issued a statement.

"This content is clearly adult in nature and should not be available to children," a PMO spokesman wrote in an e-mail. "While the government doesn't control CBC's content, we are confused by their decision to purchase sexually explicit content and make it available to children.

Read the full story.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nygard lawsuit against CBC to proceed ...

Peter Nygard has won Round 3 of his legal battle with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Winnipeg-based clothing manufacturer’s lawsuit against the CBC will forge ahead, despite three separate attempts by the state broadcaster to see it quashed.

The case is one of many launched by Nygard relating to CBC’s April 2010 airing of Larger Than Life, a Fifth Estate documentary featuring former employees speaking critically of the fashion mogul.

Nygard International’s lawsuit was launched a year before the documentary aired.

In it, Nygard claims the CBC induced and conspired with Nygard employees to breach confidentiality agreements they had signed with the fashion company in the making of the documentary.

Read the full story.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CBC would suffer a "devastating financial loss of as much as $200 million annually if it loses the rights to Hockey Night in Canada in 2014 ...

Earlier this week, broadcast watchdog Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released a statement claiming the CBC would suffer a "devastating financial loss of as much as $200 million annually if it loses the rights to Hockey Night in Canada in 2014 when its agreement with the NHL expires."

 "The CBC is hooked on hockey and the lockout could be just a bitter foretaste of the future for the CBC," Ian Morrison, spokesperson for the group said in the statement. "All told, the loss of hockey would be much worse than the most recent round of cuts from the federal budget. It would be a game changer for our national public broadcaster."

 While CBC TV would save about a $115 million on broadcast rights, they would lose more than 50 per cent of their ad revenue and almost one-third of its audience.

 "If the CBC were to lose hockey, it would need to replace some 400 hours of hockey programming with a similar quantity of the very best, most attractive — and expensive ­ Canadian shows. Any other replacement strategy designed to minimize costs, such as American movies or repeats of Canadian shows, would prevent the CBC from meeting its Canadian content requirements and lower audiences," Morrison said.

 In other words, look for the CBC to overpay for the rights and squeeze-out our enterprising private broadcasters.

Our tax dollars hard at work.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jason Kenny says CBC lying "all the time."

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is in hot water again over controversial comments.

This time it's for accusing the French-language CBC of lying "all the time."

Kenney was asked by a reporter with The Canadian Press whether it was acceptable for a cabinet minister to lie and change a document — referring to the controversy surrounding International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda.

Kenney responded: "Radio-Canada, they lie all the time. Which media are you with?"

Read the full story.

CBC being sued for $125,000, plus legal expenses and interest ....

A safety inspector is suing the national broadcaster for publishing what he says is a personally insulting and professionally damaging attack on its web comment board.

Robert Scott’s weight, his competence and his credibility all come under fire in the post, which he says clearly breaks the CBC’s own comment guidelines.

He says his “ability to work in this community has been severely affected by these libelous statements,” and he is suing the broadcaster for $125,000, plus legal expenses and interest.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quebec's upstart sovereigntist party is taking the CBC to court ...

Option Nationale wants an injunction forcing CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada as well as Télé-Québec and TVA to include party leader Jean-Martin Aussant in the election debates.

Aussant said in a statement in French that his exclusion from the debates "makes me doubt the health of our democracy."

Read the full story.

Monday, October 15, 2012

CBC Music is poised to lose about $5 million this year ...

Surprise surprise! The CBC is losing money on yet another venture.

The Globe and Mail is reporting that CBC Music — a web-based digital music portal launched in February — is poised to lose about $5 million this year. Moreover, according to the Globe, they don't expect to be in the black for the foreseeable future.

Read the full story.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Local cop suing CBC for $100,000 ...

Edmonton police officer Mike Wasylyshen has filed a $100,000 defamation lawsuit against the CBC regarding a TV broadcast about him repeatedly Tasering a city teen.

According to a statement of claim filed in Court of Queen’s Bench on April 28, Wasylyshen alleges the 2009 broadcast falsely stated he had admitted to committing a number of violent and potentially criminal acts.

In particular, Wasylyshen claims the CBC story stated he is a city police officer with a criminal record for assault who is “admitting to once again crossing the line,” which he says implies he has admitted to having committed an assault or other criminal offence.

Read the full story.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Feds fund CBC who then gives that taxpayer money back to Feds for exclusive rights ...

The federal government denied Tuesday it sold exclusive broadcast rights to Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill to – wait for it – itself.

Heritage Canada inked a deal with the taxpayer-funded CBC worth an estimated $600,000 to air a star-studded line-up of Canadian greats, including Sam Roberts, Great Big Sea, indie rocker Dan Mangan, pop star Pierre Lapointe and salsa princess Florence K.

In essence, CBC, which receives about $1 billion annually from Heritage Canada, is forking over the money to the federal department responsible for a major portion of its $1.7 billion funding. Private broadcasters rely on advertising to pay the bills, and not government handouts.

Moore said Sun News could have bid for the broadcast rights, but chose not to. But what he didn’t say is that CBC has an unfair advantage because it receives federal funding and can afford commercial-free broadcasts, unlike private networks which rely on advertising dollars.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CBC wins one-horse Olympic race ...

If you're the only runner in a race, is it still a victory when you cross the finish line?

CBC thinks so, and thus the public broadcaster is a-hootin' and a-hollerin' over securing the broadcast rights to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The win comes after earlier bids, including one by a CBC/CTV consortium, were rejected by the International Olympic Committee. CBC's solo offer was the only one left on the table, and the IOC perhaps wisely took it rather than face the prospect of having no Canadian broadcaster for the next two games.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

CBC contributor Andrew Coyne argued the state broadcaster is no longer necessary ...

The Canadian War Museum was a fitting venue Thursday to debate whether the taxpayer-funded CBC is as outdated as the vintage army vehicles housed in the memorial bunker.

Post Media columnist and CBC contributor Andrew Coyne argued the state broadcaster is no longer necessary in a multi-channel, digital universe and that all taxpayers are paying for something the majority don't watch or listen to.

Coyne told an overwhelmingly CBC-friendly crowd that today's viewers and listeners have a menu of pay-as-you-go options "to suit every taste, high or low, broad or narrow" that don't rely on scarce public funds. 

"At a bare minimum, then, I would put the CBC on pay. It could still be a public broadcaster, but one funded by its audience, rather than taxpayers. If its viewers are as devoted as claimed, they should be happy to pay."

Read the full story.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Legal firm Borden, Ladner, Gervais billed CBC $871,769.03 for its services ...

As has previously been reported, CBC's legal costs to defend a lawsuit brought by filmmakers Claude Fournier and Marie-Jose Raymond topped $1 million. But new documents released by the state broadcaster show the legal firm Borden, Ladner, Gervais billed $871,769.03 for its services.

Fournier and Raymond sued the state broadcaster in 2005 for $4.3 million after one of its executives told journalists he thought the co-produced miniseries about Quebec singer-songwriter Felix Leclerc was "the worst he'd ever seen on TV," among other remarks. CBC eventually lost the lawsuit and paid the filmmakers $200,000 in damages, which drove the total cost well over $1 million.

The three-year legal ordeal could have been wrapped up if CBC executives had uttered a simple phrase: We're sorry.

"If you imagine a public apology would have been enough, you realize the public purse could have saved over a million," Fournier told QMI Agency in May when word of the total cost leaked out.

In addition to having 22 lawyers on staff, CBC also has three paralegals. Rather than using lawyers already on the payroll, CBC dinged taxpayers more by securing the services of Guy Pratte, one of the top lawyers in Canada.

Read the full story.

Friday, October 05, 2012

CBC bosses embarrassed by their own staff ...


The story was on the state broadcaster’s expenses for their coverage of the Queen’s Jubilee concert is false. The story quoted from CBC staff emails inviting the prime minister to visit a private box taxpayers had paid for at the concert. Calls made by Sun News gave the indication that such a box would cost between $50k and $75k.

CBC got caught wasting taxpayer’s money and now they are trying to hide it. If that’s not the case then I invite the state broadcaster to be as open as they demand every other government department, agency and board to be. Release all the documents.

Read the full story.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

CBC absenteeism cost taxpayers $17.7 million in 2010-11 ...

No answers yet on CBC absenteeism 

The head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation cannot explain why his employees are absent almost twice as often than private sector workers.

Sun News Network's Brian Lilley reported that while private sector workers are away from work about 8.9 days per year and public sector employees are gone 12.6 days annually, the average hooky tally for CBC workers is 16.5 days per year.

Those missed days cost taxpayers $17.7 million in 2010-11. The state broadcaster gets more than $1 billion per year from federal government coffers.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

CBC execs to fight info commissioner ...

A Conservative MP thinks it's wrong for the state broadcaster to use taxpayers' money to fight Parliament's information commissioner in court, especially when the government is asking all departments to tighten their belts.

Dean Del Mastro is calling CBC executives and others to testify at Parliament's access-to-information, privacy and ethics committee to discuss the broadcaster's poor record of complying with access-to-information legislation. He's also urging the committee to review the sections of the act the state broadcaster uses to shield its expenses from public view.

"We're talking about millions of dollars being spent -- all by the taxpayer -- over one department literally fighting the other," Del Mastro said. "We're tightening our fiscal belts and spending money fighting ourselves."

Read the full story.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

CBC opposes Bell's plan to buy Astral ...

The CBC - both its English and French departments - opposes Bell's plan to create a French-language TV news service, according to a letter the state broadcaster sent to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

The CBC wrote that all Bell wants to do is undermine competition and asked the CRTC to reject Bell's French-language news service proposal.

Read the full story.

Monday, October 01, 2012

CBC bills taxpayers for ‘opinion leader’ survey ...

It cost taxpayers more than $56,000 for the CBC to survey its own employees and so-called opinion leaders last winter to measure their feelings about the state broadcaster.

Documents obtained through an access to information request show the CBC signed a sole-sourced contract with Phoenix Strategic Partners to conduct the online surveys between November and December 2011.

The CBC asked Phoenix to assemble a panel of 2,000 “stakeholders” from across Canada, but to include more francophone panellists than the pollster used in a similar survey a year earlier.

Only 410 opinion elites actually completed the survey. They overwhelmingly supported the CBC.

Read the full story.