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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CBC host job: white people need not apply

A casting call to hire a new CBC host that specifically said white people need not apply has been withdrawn, with the casting agent offering apologies for the mistake.

The original ad for the host of a children’s show, posted on the casting agency’s website under a CBC logo and on Craigslist, said: “Please only submit [an audition tape] if you match the following criteria: Male between the ages of 23-35 years; Any race except Caucasian.”

Read the full story.


Monday, April 29, 2013

CBC Radio-Canada agreed the use of the term “attack” was inappropriate

On April 7, Radio-Canada’s Middle East correspondent Ginette Lamarche filed a report on the reconciliation efforts between Israel and Turkey. Recalling the Mavi Marmara incident, Ms. Lamarche stated “Two weeks after the Israeli prime minister offered an apology to Ankara for the attack on the Mavi Marmara…”

As HRC pointed out to Radio-Canada, Israel did not “attack” the Mavi Marmara vessel. Israeli forces boarded the vessel while enforcing a legal naval blockade of Gaza.

Following our request to amend this report, Radio-Canada agreed the use of the term “attack” was inappropriate and issued the following correction:

Read the full story here.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ex-PM Threatens CBC With Lawsuit

CBC has been planning on doing a documentary on the Airbus affair, which was a set of allegations about a commission being paid to him as Prime Minister, in return for him ordering a large number of Airbus planes for the formerly government owned airline, Air Canada.

In 1995, the RCMP accused Mulroney of accepting commission for the Airbus planes. Mulroney sued the Canadian government (specifically charging the RCMP) and the case was settled with Mulroney receiving a public apology and payment of his attorney fees of $2 million. The CBC has recently been trying to get an interview with Mr. Mulroney for the documentary, but he has instead threatened a lawsuit.

Read the story.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CBC broadcasting without a licence

CBC Radio has taken its new local morning show off the air after broadcasting it without a licence.

Local news and programming launched March 11 out of Kitchener without approval from federal regulators.

“This was a regrettable oversight,” CBC spokesperson Angus McKinnon said in a statement posted on the station’s website.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

CBC Exposed - now over 80,000 views on YouTube!

CBC Exposed - Political Book of the Year - now over 80,000 views on YouTube! Have your copy yet?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CBC offered a compromise re Tax Cheats

The Canada Revenue Agency is offering a compromise to the CBC, saying the broadcaster can keep secret the original source of information, but still reveal the 450 names of alleged tax cheats.

The CBC is one of the dozens of media organizations that belong to the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which released explosive stories last week about how the rich and powerful hide their assets in offshore tax havens.

Earlier this week, National Revenue minister Gail Shea threatened the CBC with legal action, but the media organization has refused to reveal the names thus far. On Friday, the CRA commissioner tried a different tact, issuing an open letter addressed to CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix.

“I would expect that both the CBC and you, as its president and CEO, have an interest in ensuring that appropriate action is taken if individuals are not respecting their tax obligations,” said CRA commissioner and CEO Andrew Treusch. “Taking action against individuals who are not respecting their tax obligations is in the best interest of the public and law abiding Canadians.”

He added this could be done without infringing on CBC’s journalistic mandate.

Read the full story.

Question - should CBC reveal Tax Cheaters identities?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tax minister could sue CBC

The federal government could take the state broadcaster to court to force the CBC to give up information it received in a massive leak of offshore tax records.

The leak of 30 years of tax records belonging to 130,000 people around the world was received by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. It parcelled out the massive database to to news organizations in 40 countries. In Canada, it gave the data to the CBC.

CBC reported that at least 450 Canadians are named in the leak but, so far, has described the offshore holdings of millions of dollars held by Regina lawyer Anthony Merchant, spouse to Liberal senator Pana Merchant. The CBC did not suggest Merchant violated any laws though it detailed how he used offshore banks to hide some transactions from Canadian authorities.

Now, federal Revenue Minister Gail Shea wants the other 449 names.

Read the full story.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Analysis done by the CBC is hugely misleading

The president of St. Mary’s General Hospital is alarmed by a new report comparing hospitals across Canada that leaves the impression you’re more likely to die if you have surgery at his hospital.

The problem is, Don Shilton said, the analysis done by the CBC is hugely misleading because it overlooks his hospital’s specialization in high-risk procedures.

“The concern I have is that people may misinterpret this information and make health care decision inappropriately,” Shilton said.

He points to a report last fall by the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario that suggests St. Mary’s actually has a mortality rate that’s 30 per cent better than the provincial average.

Read the full story.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tax minister to CBC: "Tax evasion is something that we take very seriously."

The federal government could take the state broadcaster to court to force the CBC to give up information it received in a massive leak of offshore tax records.

The leak of 30 years of tax records belonging to 130,000 people around the world was received by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. It parcelled out the massive database to to news organizations in 40 countries. In Canada, it gave the data to the CBC.

"We have requested that the CBC turn over this list so we can do a thorough investigation of the money and information that's on the list," Shea told reporters in Halifax. "Tax evasion is something that we take very seriously."

Read the full story.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Openness and Transparency for CBC?

Gerald Keddy Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade

I listen to CBC Radio and I watch CBC television.

The bill deals with the CBC, a multi-billion dollar crown corporation that Canadian taxpayers pay for and how access to information requests should be managed. 

The CBC gains a significant amount of its revenue from advertising sales. However, it still receives nearly $1 billion a year from the government and the taxpayers of Canada and that is what separates it from broadcasters whose funding is solely from private sources.

We are talking about a multi-billion dollar crown corporation. Do we not want to have some openness and some transparency? Do we not want to let the full light of day shine upon certain aspects of how this corporation works?

Read the full transcript.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hard-working Canadians deserve to know how CBC spends their money

Kerry-Lynne Findlay - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice

Mr. Speaker, I am happy to have this opportunity to speak for a few minutes to Bill C-461, the CBC and public service disclosure and transparency act.

I would first like to thank the member for Edmonton—St. Albert for his efforts to bring a higher level of openness and accountability to the CBC. Bill C-461 also proposes to bring more openness in relation to the expenditure of public funds. These involve the disclosure of reimbursed expenses to government employees and of the exact salaries of the highest-earning officers or employees of government institutions.

Currently, the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act do not apply to records of the CBC that contain information that relates to its journalistic, creative or programming activities. This means Canadian citizens do not have a right of access to this information.

Hard-working Canadians pay their fair share of taxes. I think all parliamentarians in the chamber would agree that they deserve to know that their money is spent by the government prudently and that there be transparency in its expenditure.

Read the full transcript.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Canada Revenue Agency offers deal to CBC ...

Canada Revenue Agency wants to cut a deal with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that would allow the broadcaster to protect its secret sources, but also rat out tax cheats who have money tucked away in offshore accounts.

While Minister of National Revenue Gail Shea threatened legal action against the CBC earlier this week, CRA Commissioner Andrew Treusch issued an open letter Friday asking the broadcaster to reconsider its decision to protect its sources and withhold the information.

“I understand that the CBC is reluctant to provide this data, citing concerns with journalistic independence and protecting sources,” he wrote in a letter to CBC chief executive officer Hubert Lacroix. “I can assure you that the Canada Revenue Agency has not asked for the source of the information and will treat any information you provide with strict confidentiality in the same manner it treats all taxpayer information it receives.”

He also appealed to Mr. Lacroix on a personal level, suggesting that it would be in the best interest of the country to share the information with tax authorities.

“I would expect that both the CBC and you, as its president and CEO, have an interest in ensuring that appropriate action is taken if individuals are not respecting their tax obligations,” he wrote. “Taking action against individuals who are not respecting their tax obligations is in the best interest of the public and law-abiding Canadians. The provision of the data that your organization has in its possession would allow the CRA to pursue cases where this is occurring without in any way infringing on your journalistic mandate.”

The CBC has no intention of sharing the data, spokesman Chuck Thompson said.

Read the full story.

Friday, April 12, 2013

CBC Missed Mark On Canadian Hospitals

Over the past nine months CBC’s fifth estate has been conducting an investigation called Rate My Hospital. 

Earlier in the week, the CBC reported that out of approximately 4,000 nursing associates surveyed, 25 per cent wouldn’t recommend their hospital for care.

“We are very concerned about the fifth estate's ‘Rate My Hospital’ project, specifically, that Canadians will use the flawed information contained in it to make decisions about where and when to receive hospital care without the advice of knowledgeable medical professionals,” said OHA president Pat Campbell.

Campbell says the CBC missed the mark by using an opinion-driven survey.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ottawa threatens court action against CBC

Ottawa will use the courts to try and get the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to hand over leaked data naming people who have allegedly used offshore tax havens, National Revenue Minister Gail Shea said Tuesday.

Shea said she has asked the CBC for the information but it has refused, so now the department will pursue legal means in a bid to get the list.

“We will pursue any legal options that we do have to obtain the list and we are working with the United States and our other international partners to do so,” she said in an interview.

Shea said tax evasion is illegal and the media has an obligation to provide the department with any information about suspected illegal activity, which she said the CBC’s stories suggest is a possibility.

Read the full story.

CBC abuses would be eliminated under Bill C-461

John Williamson, MP for New Brunswick Southwest, NB

Mr. Speaker, it is indeed a pleasure to rise and speak at second reading of Bill C-461, an act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (disclosure of information) or, as the bill's short title makes clear, the CBC and public service disclosure and transparency act.

I would like to respond to some of the criticism I have heard tonight. The bill would actually bring the CBC in line with other crown corporations. Exemptions that exist for the CBC that have been abused would be eliminated.

Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom all allow independent bodies to review documents held by their public broadcasters. I believe it is time Canada did the same, because right now under the law, it is the CBC that acts as judge and jury in these cases.

Read the full transcript.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice on CBC Disclosure of Information

Robert Goguen - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have this opportunity to speak for a few minutes on the subject of Bill C-461, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (disclosure of information).

Overall, the government agrees with what Bill C-461 is trying to accomplish. The public has a right to access information from the CBC as it receives funding from the government. The public has a right to find out the salaries of the very highest paid individuals in government institutions. These are important things the public needs to know.

Read the full transcript.

Monday, April 08, 2013

CBC and Liberals are like family

A media scrum that followed a funding announcement took a bit of a twist on Friday — when former Labrador MP Peter Penashue took issue with a CBC journalist in Labrador.

"When I announced my candidacy in 2011, you didn't treat me well. You continue to treat me unfairly. And I just found out today that your colleague is now running the Liberal campaign. Is that true?"

The person running the campaign for Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones is Cindy Wall. The former radio host retired from CBC two years ago.

Penashue replied, "CBC and Liberals are like family, for some strange reason."

Read the full story.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Brian Lilley video discussing his book "CBC Exposed"

On Feb 28 Brian Lilley, host of Sun TV’s Byline was in London to talk about his new book, “CBC Exposed.”

Introductions were by Mary Lou Ambrogio and before Brian took the stage we heard from Bjorn Larsen, President of IFPS, and Joseph Ben-Ami of the Meighen Institute. A Q&A followed were Brian answered questions on the CBC, conservatism, immigration and other topics.

See the full video here.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

CBC is violating the Broadcast Act

A complaint has been filed with the broadcast regulator over a new CBC music venture private media companies say abuses the public purse and inhibits competition.

Montreal-based Stingray Digital Group has asked the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to force the state broadcaster to live up to its mandate and pull the plug on free music downloads if need be.

They argue the CBC is violating the Broadcast Act by using public funds to poach on their turf by investing heavily in platform technologies and offering free tunes when they charge a fee.

They also say they pay more in royalties than the CBC.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

CBC broke the rules by airing tasteless and abusive racial comments

CBC broke the rules by airing tasteless and abusive racial comments, Canada's television watchdog said Monday, as it ordered the public broadcaster to offer an "unqualified" apology to the public.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it received hundreds of complaints about a New Year's Eve show on Radio-Canada featuring numerous jokes about blacks, domestic violence and anglophones.

In one sketch, comedian Jean-Francois Mercier says, "It would be good to have a "negre" in the White House" because the colour contrast would make it "easier to shoot him."

Read the full story.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

CBC issues on-air correction after false reporting ...

CBC was exposed for its falsely reporting on March 20 that Israelis had vandalized posters of U.S. President Barack Obama in Jerusalem. In actuality, these posters were defaced with graffiti by Palestinians in Ramallah in the West Bank.

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Monday, April 01, 2013

CBC president Hubert Lacroix hates taking questions

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.

“Are you sure that you want me to answer this question?” Lacroix sighed at our reporter.

Well, the answer of course is yes, that’s why he was asked. Lacroix then went on to try to explain away the story by answering a completely different question.

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