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.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yukon Safety Officer Sues CBC

A safety inspector in the Yukon is suing the CBC for publishing what he says is a malicious and professionally damaging attack on its web comment board. According to The Canadian Press, Robert Scott's weight, his competence and his credibility all come under fire in the post, which he says in his statement of claim clearly breaks the national broadcaster's own guidelines. The post names Scott and another man. The other man has not filed a defamation suit.

Scott says his ''ability to work in this community has been severely affected by these libelous statements,'' and he is suing the CBC for $125,000, plus legal expenses and interest. Scott works for the occupational health and safety branch of the Workers Compensation Board. He filed the claim after someone with the user name “BCHimself” posted a long comment on a story about workplace safety charges laid against Procon Mining and Tunnelling. (WCxKit).

Read the full story.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Suzuki's political endorsement appears to break CBC rules

Despite CBC ethics rules that appear to be to the contrary, environmental activist and CBC host David Suzuki is lending his star power to a political race.

On the CBC this week, he offered his support to Liberal leadership candidate Joyce Murray.

The CBC has a rule that on-air personalities, both freelance and full-time, remain politically neutral and never endorse political candidates.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CBC wasted close to a million dollars on a movie it will never broadcast ...

CBC wasted close to a million dollars on a movie it will never broadcast, but don't expect the state broadcaster to cough up details.

"Yes, we were involved in the early development of Mulroney: The Opera. But as usual with our program development projects, we don't make those expenditures public," said CBC spokesman Jeff Keay.

Asked directly about claims from inside the film industry that CBC spent close to $1 million of taxpayers' money, the state broadcaster again refused to release any details.

Read the full story.

Monday, February 25, 2013

RCMP officer sues CBC for libel

The RCMP officer who fired his Taser at Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport the night the Polish immigrant died has filed a libel lawsuit against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

In a writ of summons filed in B.C. Supreme Court, Const. Kwesi Millington asks for damages from the CBC and claims the network’s publications and broadcasts have defamed him.

Read the full story.

Friday, February 22, 2013

NDP draws fire over CBC conflict of interest

One of the NDP's strongest advocates for the CBC is being paid tens of thousands of dollars a year by the state broadcaster while voting on the CBC's funding and debating its future.

Liberal and Conservative MPs now say NDP MP Andrew Cash should resign his position on the House of Commons heritage committee for violating conflict of interest rules.

Read the full story.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

CBC sued for defamation in raid story

COMMUNITY activist Sel Burrows said he won't stop his crime-fighting efforts after he and the CBC were hit with a defamation suit by two local business people.

Burrows and the CBC are being sued for defamation by businesswomen Sandra Guiboche and Amanda Rouse for a television news report that aired in June about a Winnipeg police raid on a drug house in Point Douglas.

The statement of claim states that the CBC portrayed Guiboche as "involved in the trafficking of illegal drugs and that she was an active member of an organized crime family that was the scourge of the neighbourhood in Point Douglas."

Read the full story.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ottawa wants to amend laws protecting CBC ...

Unimpressed with the CBC's explanations regarding its financial accountability and handling of access to information requests, Conservatives indicated Thursday they may look at amending a law that exempts the broadcaster from disclosing certain information - potentially even things like news anchor Peter Mansbridge's salary.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quit Complaining, CBC, and Prove Your Worth

I went to the Toronto Star's vapid "Whither the CBC" discussion at the Toronto Reference Library on Monday.

Only interesting part was a catfight between the CBC's investigative reporter Linden MacIntyre (pushing his book Why Men Lie), and the infamous former CBC vice-president Richard Stursberg (pushing his book, Tower of Babble).

Audience questions were cut off before I could get to the microphone, so my plan to electrify the place by telling them how to save the CBC and, as a consequence, rescue Canadian democracy, never got aired.

I wanted to say there's no longer any real doubt that the CBC has passed its point of no return. That it's so hated and so maligned by so many powerful, political, and financial foes that -- whatever its remaining virtues -- it's impossible for it to survive in anything like its present form.

Read the full story.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mansbridge says CBC Criticism 'Part Of The Package'

CBC's Peter Mansbridge says having criticisms levelled at the beleaguered network is nothing new, and a recent barrage from federal politicians, media rivals and ordinary citizens is "part of the package."

"Canadians own the CBC, they have every right to make those feelings known and to challenge us whenever they can and we should take some pride in the fact that they do," says Mansbridge.

Read the full story.

Friday, February 15, 2013

NDP heritage critic says the bill is an attack on the CBC

The CBC remains opaque even as a bill aiming to make it more transparent weaves its way through Parliament.

The publicly funded broadcaster has a poor track record of disclosing information and a nasty habit of hiding behind one clause of the Access to Information Act that allows it to withhold info it feels would compromise its journalistic integrity, creativity or programming activities.

Tory MP Brent Rathgeber believes the broadcaster abuses that clause and his private member's bill C-461 aims to change that.

Asked for information on the expenses of an executive meeting in Montreal - accommodation, food, entertainment - the broadcaster provided accommodation expenses but withheld food and other costs, citing that section.

Rathgeber says this isn't transparent, but the NDP heritage critic says the bill is an attack on the CBC.

Read the full story.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CBC Exposed Book Signing ...


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CBC's active suppression of the news ...

This is a story about the active suppression of the news at the CBC, as provided by three corroborating first hand incidents of the past 30 months, involving Susan Bonner (would-be champion of the truth), CBC Radio (ditto/not so) and the the CBC’s The National (not so).

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Will the CBC Follow in the BBC's Footsteps?

Across the Atlantic Ocean, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), world's oldest, largest and most respected broadcaster of journalism, is busy destroying itself. The ripples could stretch all the way across the pond to affect Canadian broadcast journalism too.

For the past 90 years the BBC has set the journalistic standard for all the world's public broadcasters. Including our very own CBC which is based on exactly the same public service principles as the venerable Brit.

Things are so bad there (BBC) that one of its veteran journalists, David Dimbleby, publicly talks of bloated management and a culture of "gobbledegook."

Sadly, all this sounds a bit like our very own CBC with its own bloated management, gobbledegook, filling in of forms, and platforms and genres, and need of structural overhaul "and goodness knows what."

Read the full story.

CBC - sexual harassment in the federal workplace

Conservative MP Joan Crockatt has already expressed interest in calling CBC before the Status of Women committee that is studying sexual harassment in the federal workplace. They have already heard from the RCMP, Canada Post, Corrections Canada and several unions.

Now the NDP says they are interested in hearing from CBC as well.

Read the full story.

Friday, February 08, 2013

CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix gets a personal driver

Not only do we give CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix a very nice salary somewhere between $358,400 and $421,600, he also gets his own $34,000 – $56,500 paid chauffeur on our dime.

On top of his salary, Lacroix expensed just under $30,000 last year adding to the total of $180,000 in expenses since 2008.

Read the full story.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Unbiased? CBC’s Peter Mansbridge Responds Gleefully to Liberal Victory ...

As you watched the results of Parliamentary vote on the budget and heard the CBC’s Mansbridge crack jokes and laugh at his own knee-slappers, did you imagine how he would have sounded if the Liberals had lost?

The question is whether his reaction betrayed a partisan bias once again.

Of course it did. Any CBCer who denies it is lying to your face.

Of course he has the right to laugh and joke. The question is whether the CBC’s leading public figure is a political partisan.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

What is the nature of the complaints at CBC?

CBC loves to ask questions but the state broadcaster's president Hubert Lacroix has shown once again that he hates taking them.

Lacroix was asked about a release of documents - some 1,454 pages - related to harassment and inappropriate behaviour in just two CBC offices in Ottawa and Toronto.

That is a staggering amount of paperwork for just two offices of the state broadcaster. Unfortunately, most of the information was blacked out. One revealing e-mail, though, showed this was not all about one or two cases.

"Too many cases and I'm getting them mixed up in my mind," wrote an undisclosed employee to a CBC HR manager.

What is the nature of the complaints at CBC? Are we talking about inappropriate jokes or sexual harassment?

How much are taxpayers on the hook for when CBC reaches a settlement? That would tell us how serious these issues are.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

CBC mum on harassment payouts

You may pay the bill for harassment complaints filed against the CBC by their employees, but the state broadcaster has decided taxpayers don`t need to know how much money is being used to settle these complaints.

A request filed through the Access to Information system seeking the amount of money CBC paid out for harassment claims in the first six months of this year returned several pages of invoices - some completely blank - but no details on what was paid out.

Read the full story.

Monday, February 04, 2013

CBC ombudsman slams CBC

The CBC's own watchdog has found reporting on Israel by the state broadcaster did not meet values of accuracy, balance, and impartiality. Eric Duhaime joined Krista Erickson to discuss.


Friday, February 01, 2013

Vic Toews slams CBC ...

Vic Toews slams CBC for refusing to ID illegal immigrants, suspected war criminals. Here's the video.