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, October 31, 2013

CBC begrudgingly releases records on overtime

It took CBC six years to respond to an access to information request on how the state broadcaster handles overtime payments.

After losing a court battle on what it could and could not withhold, CBC begrudgingly released the records on overtime.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Longtime CBC staffer charged with voyeurism

A longtime CBC staffer, who works in an off-air role, is accused of voyeurism after a video surfaced online which shows naked images of a woman who rented a room in his downtown Toronto condo.

David Sealy, 56, was arrested Saturday and charged with voyeurism, mischief and defamatory libel.

He has been at CBC for nearly 33 years and employed most recently as an associate director in the sports division, working on a variety of programs such as Hockey Night In Canada, which includes Coach’s Corner.

Patel said more than 150 voyeuristic video clips of women were also allegedly discovered on a computer. 

According to Sealy’s Linkedin profile, he’s also a union representative on the health and safety committee.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

That’s not a poll. That’s a CBC-David Suzuki press release

According to a new survey, David Suzuki is the most admired Canadian.

That’s what a press release from respected pollster Angus Reid said.

Who did Canadians put on their list of most-admired people?

Well, that’s the thing. No one. The list of names weren’t chosen by Canadians. They were chosen by someone named Shachi Kurl.

She’s not a pollster. She’s a former journalist who went into PR. She came up with the list of names. And then she asked Canadians whether or not they liked the names on her list.

Canadians weren’t allowed to choose their own names. They had to choose from Shachi’s list.

Shachi chose three journalists. But all of them were from the CBC. Why not the great Lloyd Robertson of CTV? (I asked Shachi if the CBC paid for the survey, but she didn’t answer.)

Why no real heroes, non-political people, like Chris Hadfield, the astronaut? Why no sports heroes like Sidney Crosby or even Wayne Gretzky?

Let’s recap: A PR hack with no training as a pollster, chooses a personal list of friends and enemies. She calls it a survey of Canadians, but Canadians aren’t allowed to select their own names. They’re forced to choose from her list, that’s padded with obvious stinkers — that pushes people to choose her friends at the CBC or left-wing politicians.

That’s not a poll. That’s a CBC-David Suzuki press release.

Read the full story.

Monday, October 28, 2013

CBC is infamous for skirting ATI laws

Canada’s $1.1 billion state broadcaster is infamous for skirting ATI laws and doing the bare minimum to get by. Simple information, like how many vehicles the CBC owns or the salaries of star CBC personalities like David Suzuki or George Stroumboulopoulos, should be readily available for as long as the CBC remains a government-owned agency. They were given an ‘F’ grade by Commissioner Legault for incredibly poor response times, the second-worst for a federal department.

When they were asked how many vehicles they owned, they claimed one: a 2007 Ford 500. They were later embarrassed when a House of Commons committee revealed the CBC actually owned 728 vehicles. Updated ATI legislation should provide punitive measures for departments that outright lie in information releases, or abuse the process because they think the information released will be embarrassing.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

There is less Canadian programming on CBC TV today than 15 years ago

According to CRTC, ad revenue from the two main CBC TV services was some $338 million in 2010. CBC has revealed to the CRTC in the past that in the mid-1990’s the two main CBC TV networks generated roughly $350 million in annual ad revenue, meaning that CBC sales has not grown revenues in well over a decade, not even keeping up with inflation. Canadianizing the schedule cannot be blamed because, if anything, there is less Canadian programming on CBC TV today than 15 years ago.

 Private conventional TV, which has been subjected to the same audience fragmentation and other economic pressures in the past decade and a half, has grown ad revenue by almost 30%, an indicator that CBC sales is not tightly managed and perhaps the strongest indicator that CBC management lacks necessary controls over the organization and is ill-equipped to deal with the $115 million-plus budget cut.

Read the full story.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

CBC TV employs almost 50% of all the persons working in Canadian TV broadcasting

CBC Staff Numbers:

  • according to CRTC financial data, there were just under 9,600 full time employees at CBC for the year ending August 31, 2010, excluding staff working in unlicenced activities such as cbc.ca; CRTC data show in the years 2006 to 2008 total CBC staff was just over 10,000 people, meaning that there has been only a small reduction in CBC staff in recent years, despite the financial crisis in 2008-09. Preliminary data for the year ending August 31, 2011 show that the staff count was unchanged from the previous year. CBC claims that its resources have dwindled under both Liberal and Conservative governments, yet CRTC data show that the CBC has basically the same number of staff as it had in 1999. The average annual CBC salary in 2010 was just over $87,000, about $9,000 more than in the 2006-08 period 


  •  CBC Radio had 2,500 employees in 2010, while all commercial radio stations employed just over 10,000 employees in that same year. In other words, CBC Radio employed roughly 20% of all persons working in Canadian radio. The number of people employed in private commercial radio has been basically unchanged in the past 5 years 


  •  CBC TV had 6,200 employees in 2010, which represented about 50% of all the persons working in Canadian TV broadcasting. Commercial TV stations and networks (i.e., CTV, Global, CITY, TVA, V, etc.) had just under 6,300 employees that same year 
  • one striking trend in the CRTC data is that commercial TV stations have reduced the number of persons they employ by approximately 2,000 in the past 5 years (find details on commercial TV at this link to the CRTC data). That is, private TV, facing a more competitive media landscape and a recession, reduced its staff by about 25%, while CBC seems to have maintained its staff numbers basically at pre-recession levels
Read the full report.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How much are taxpayers on the hook for when CBC reaches a settlement?

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.

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, October 22, 2013

CBC stepped in with a higher bid against private companies

News that the CBC has won the radio and TV broadcasting rights for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, raises the question why a state broadcaster is bidding against private companies. 

So far, CBC brass won’t say how much they paid for the Olympic rights, but whatever the amount is, it comes from the taxpayer, not private enterprise.

Perhaps Rogers and Bell who won the rights for the Vancouver Winter Olympics and Beijing Games (for $150 million) didn’t want the rights, since they lost money.

 But the word is that their $70-million bid for 2014 and 2016 was lower than IOC extortionists wanted, so the CBC stepped in with a higher bid — maybe as high as $150 million, but we don’t know.

Read the full story.

Monday, October 21, 2013

CBC has censored me way more than Fox has. Now that’s “scary.”

In some circles, he’s considered “The Godfather of hipsterdom”. In 1994, Gavin McInnes co-founded an infamously edgy Montreal alt-punk zine, which eventually grew into Vice Magazine – now a global brand (behemoth?) that still somehow manages to be a harbinger of "cool".

Canada has a lot of misconceptions about America. They see it as a “scary” (they always use that word) republican empire that is ruled by guns and religion. The real threat down here is the same as Canada, and that’s the politically correct word police. People are losing their jobs for saying something that someone else thought was offensive, even when it wasn’t. I think Red Eye does so well because it’s on at 3 a.m. and can get away with more shit. The CBC has censored me way more than Fox has. Now that’s “scary.”

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Health and dental benefits at CBC/Radio-Canad

If you work as a permanent employee of CBC or if you are contracted to work 13 weeks or longer, you are eligible for the full range of health benefits.
 
Supplementary Health Care: includes prescription drugs, hospital care, eye glasses, hearing aids, ambulance transportation and much more. In some cases the benefits “top up” provincial medicare plans. In others it provides coverage for items not covered under provincial plans.
 
Dental: 90% coverage for basic care (“drill and fill”), including fillings, extractions, cleaning, and inspection every nine-months. As well, there is 50% coverage for such things as major restorative (bridges and crowns) and orthodontia (braces). There are no employee-paid premiums
 
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability: covers wages lost by employees who become ill or disabled. Short-Term Disability (STD) is paid for by the CBC and covers the first 85 days of illness. Long Term Disability (LTD) covers all periods of longer than 85 days and can be in place until an employee retires or dies.
 
Supplementary health plan details


  • Prescription drugs are covered 100%
  • Semi-private hospital rooms and Outpatient Services are 100% covered and there is no deductible charges for these services.

Read the full report.

PS - this is your tax money.  Are YOUR benefits this good?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The cost of propping up the CBC pension plan

The federal government recently announced cuts to the CBC budget of $27.8 million this year increasing to $115 million by 2014-15. The CBC budget for 2011 was $1.1 billion.

These cuts, however, pale in comparison to the costs of propping up the CBC’s pension plan. How will it fund its current pension solvency deficit of $801 million (2010) up from $382 million the previous year?

In 2010, CBC employees contributed $26.9 million to their pensions, but $51.2 million was added by taxpayers. While the split is supposed to be 50/50, CBC has chosen to ask taxpayers to fund the deficit without asking employees to contribute more. To properly fund the pension solvency shortfall, the CBC, under normal accounting rules, would be required to fund an extra $160 million each year over the next five years.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Selling CBC would save Canadian Families money

If Stephen Harper wants to leave his mark on Canada, I have some advice for him: Sell the CBC.

I say that not only would selling CBC save Canadian families money, it would be the kind of change Stephen Harper came to Ottawa to accomplish.

Selling CBC would be a bold step but the right one.

It would help taxpayers by removing the $1.1-billion subsidy and it would also take government out of a line of business it has no right to be in.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Selling CBC would be a bold step but the right one

The PM and the rest of the MPs return to Ottawa next week for the start of a new session of Parliament and a new speech from the throne. We've heard plenty about how the government will focus on families and consumers with small pocketbook measures to make Canadians happy and lower our bills.

I say that not only would selling CBC save Canadian families money, it would be the kind of change Stephen Harper came to Ottawa to accomplish.

Selling CBC would be a bold step but the right one.

It would help taxpayers by removing the $1.1-billion subsidy and it would also take government out of a line of business it has no right to be in.

Read the full story.

Friday, October 11, 2013

An employee of the French CBC also worked for the NDP

An employee of the French CBC also worked for the NDP for more than six months in 2012 (from May to November).

Those of us who are familiar with the CBC’s left-leaning bias were not surprised, just disgusted.

It was only the latest on the long list of our Crown Corporation’s double standards in terms of political partisanship.

What is most disturbing with the CBC is that there seems to be an ethical code for their employees on the political left and another one for those on the right.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

CBC paid big bucks to party with Suzuki

CBC used taxpayers' money to gain access to a movie premier for a film they co-produced and owned the rights to, documents show.

"As a partner in David's career, we would like to ask that CBC participate in this celebration by purchasing a table sponsorship at the event," an e-mail from the foundation to CBC reads.

The offer presented to CBC required an investment ranging from $10,000 for two tickets to $100,000 to sponsor the head table. CBC refused to release the amount they paid to the foundation but the contract shows they purchased a table of 10 plus two single tickets.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

CBC should apologize to the black community in Toronto

Immigration minister Jason Kenney says he won't back down from comments he made about the CBC and what he said were attempts by the state broadcaster to block a black radio station from launching in Toronto.

Asked if he would reconsider his comments about CBC, Kenney was blunt.

"I think the CBC should apologize to the black community in Toronto for trying to block their station from going on the air," Kenney said.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The CBC is a money-losing state broadcaster and should be sold

The CBC is a money-losing state broadcaster that should be stripped of $1.16 billion in public handouts, says a new report.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Studies argues the broadcaster fails to deliver true dollar value to taxpayers, and it lacks neutrality in its news reporting and accountability.

“The CBC is a world-class broadcaster,” says the report written by David Krayden. “It is for that very reason that we believe that the CBC can survive without a yearly infusion of unearned income.” 

The right-wing think-tank says, despite its annual handout from Heritage Canada and other revenue streams that total $1.8 billion in net revenue, the CBC still managed to report a loss of $24.7 million in the last fiscal year.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

CBC employees earn on average 39% more than the average Canadian

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

 An access request to CBC in 2007 asked the broadcaster to release how much money was spent in several areas, including salaries, equipment, programming, and the total cost of producing news and travel expenses. 

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

Full-time employees at CBC earned an average of $55,712 in 2007, compared to an annual income of $40,092 for employed Canadians - meaning CBC employees were paid 39% more than the average Canadian.

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Friday, October 04, 2013

CBC defends losing millions of dollars to set up a free music service

CBC defends losing millions of dollars to set up a free music service even as it cancelled other programming and laid off staff.

Last February the state broadcaster launched CBC Music, an online music service that gives away for free what other existing private music services charge money for. While CBC doesn't charge users to listen to the latest Rihanna, Katy Perry or Aerosmith, the artists must be paid.

Now it is reported that CBC is expected to lose close to $6 million in its first year of operation and there is no break even point on the horizon.

Stephen Taylor, with the National Citizen's Coalition, said CBC's decision to use tax dollars to compete with the private sector is troublesome.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

CBC wants censorship

The CBC is throwing a tantrum — using your tax dollars.

They had a lawyer send a letter to us here at the Sun, complaining because we criticize their wasteful spending, their lack of accountability, and their bizarre broadcasting decisions, like their big foray into Internet porn.

The CBC lawyer was really mad because on the Sun News Network, we showed a video of one of their senior executives, Kirstine Stewart, alongside a video of a France-produced porn show on CBC’s new online channel.

Here’s a quote from their letter: “Placing Ms. Stewart on the same screen as graphic sex scenes is indefensible morally and legally.”

Just to be clear, the graphic sex scene their lawyer referred to was from a program on a CBC website. But to show that program, associated with a CBC executive, is apparently illegal and immoral in their eyes.

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PS - what do YOU think about this?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CBC spins quite a tale ... Whole truth?

Whole truth? Hardly: Media Party spins quite a tale about its two latest heroes

The Media Party has two new heroes: Tarek Loubani and John Greyson.

A search of the CBC’s website shows more than 5,000 stories on the two men. By contrast, lowly Nelson Mandela only has 2,000 mentions.

So, who are these saints? The Media Party says Loubani is a doctor and Greyson is a filmmaker, and they’re being held in an Egyptian jail without charges. That’s part of the story. Here’s the rest:

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New Video - CBC Exposed

CBC pollster advising federal Liberals?

The president of the Conservative Party has accused a CBC pollster of advising federal Liberals to incite a "culture war" that pits Canadians against Canadians.

Conservative Party of Canada president John Walsh sent a letter Thursday to the CBC's Ombudsman charging that EKOS pollster Frank Graves' comments reported in the Globe and Mail that day raise "serious questions about the impartiality of Canada's publicly funded national broadcaster."

"Why is a pollster who conducts polling for Canada's national broadcaster, the CBC, also giving partisan advice to the Liberal Party of Canada?" Walsh writes in a letter obtained exclusively by QMI Agency.

"Is the CBC aware they were sharing resources with the Liberal Party of Canada, if so, how long have they been aware? Can the CBC assure us that data collected at the expense of taxpayers is not shared with the Liberal Party of Canada?

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