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, December 30, 2015

Exposed - CBC has too few friends

The CBC’s problem isn’t just the lack of funding or the disruptive Internet, although those are major issues.

The problem isn’t that CBC has too many enemies. Its problem is too few friends.

Years ago, then-Liberal cabinet minister George Baker told me that the CBC “doesn’t have a single friend at the cabinet table.” That was during the Liberal years, when the public broadcaster endured a series of punishing cuts.

The CBC forgot how to make friends while private networks spent all their time pleasing people. The other networks built loyalty and audiences, at cost to the CBC.

Now it is cutting staff and newscast hours to refocus on digital products. Television has fallen to fourth out of four priorities, an admission of defeat after 60-plus years of trying to make a success of Canadian public television.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Exposed - CBC Unions Rethink Hubert Lacroix Pink Slip

The unions inside the CBC seem to have toned down earlier rhetoric suggesting the pubcaster's president, Hubert Lacroix, be pink-slipped.

There is, however, a sense of urgency and perhaps even a hint of impending agitation embedded in the wording of a letter ostensibly sent to congratulate Melanie Joly on her appointment as federal Heritage Minister.

Read the letter here.

Monday, December 28, 2015

CBC president Hubert Lacroix no longer has legitimacy

Unions representing majority of CBC and Radio-Canada employees launched a petition saying Hubert Lacroix and board of directors “no longer have legitimacy.”

The two unions representing the vast majority of CBC and Radio-Canada employees across the country are calling for CBC president Hubert Lacroix and the entire board of directors to step down, and are launching a petition on the matter amongst its members.

Lacroix was not made available for an interview.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Open Letter to CBC

This is a letter to us from a reader ... we have posted it here for your information WITH their permission to do so:
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Hello,

I am a French Canadian who has lived all across the country and like to read the news in both official languages as sometimes it gives different perspectives on a same topic.  However, I’ve been more and more disappointed with Radio-Canada as they are so Quebec-centric it is making me sick.  I’m originally from Labrador and now live in St. John’s, and I’ve lived in BC and Quebec.  I’ve emailed countless of times to Radio-Canada about how they forget (and steal) Canadians who are not living in La Belle Province.  In sports, it is common to read “The Quebecer X and the Canadian Y” in the same article, mentioning how our athletes succeeded.  During the last Federal Election, the Bloc was mentioned daily but good luck finding news about the Greens for example, a national party as opposed to a regional, country breaker party.  Their main news page (http://radio-canada.ca/nouvelles) is filled with Quebec news and if you want something from the Maritimes, BC or outside of Quebec, you got to do some work because it is not that simple to find in a buggy (yes!!) web site.  I’ve emailed them this month about this and their response from Pierre Champoux was:

“L’auditoire de ICI Radio-Canada.ca se trouve principalement au Québec et nous devons en tenir compte dans nos choix éditoriaux mais cela ne signifie pas que nous ignorions les informations provenant des autres provinces. Les pupitres nationaux sont en contact constant avec leurs collègues des régions
​du Québec et d'ailleurs au pays ​pour s’assurer de ne rien oublier qui soit d’intérêt pour les Canadiens. “

Personal Translation: “The Radio-Canada audience is mostly located in Quebec and we have to take that into account in our editorial choices, but this does not mean that we are ignoring informations coming from other provinces.  National desks are in constant communication with their colleagues in Quebec regions and elsewhere in the country in order to make sure that nothing is forgotten that is interests to Canadians.”

Radio-Canada (and CBC) is a NATIONAL organisation but most importantly, the SAME organisation.  Their claim that their French speaking audience is mostly located in Quebec is because they have alienated us outside Quebec to a point where we don’t even look at what they are doing.  And regardless, this is not Radio-Canada’s mission.  It is simply disgusting to see that I cannot see what’s happening here in NL in their national space but god forbid something going on in France, Spain, Europe of a small village in Quebec (a small business about beard trimming in rural Quebec tonight: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/2015/12/18/006-barbe-tendance-homme-masculin.shtml) can make its way there though.

The executives are completely disconnected from French Canadians.  They operate Radio-Canada as a Quebec news outlet.  I complained many times, especially during the elections, and I got told that I was lying when I have screenshot evidence of their poor, Quebec-oriented editorial choices.  They are not listening and don’t want to.  They are not even using the same web platform as CBC hence doubling the cost of developing a news web platform for a single, national, news outlet.  Their web platform is buggy (select your region as Newfoundland and Labrador and you end up with news from NB, or various rural regions of Quebec) and virtually unusable (can wait 1 minute, in 2015, to get a page!!) at times when CBC is always responding. 

I could go on and on with my rant.  But I am sick of seeing Radio-Canada being operated as a Quebec news outlet, meaning that Quebecers are getting way more than what they are paying for. This is stealing all tax payers.  I’ve discovered your site this morning and I found it simply brilliant.  I’m all for fairness and seeing how CBC (and Radio-Canada) steal tax payers money, I believe it should either be abolished, or the execs all be fired and sued for stealing tax payers money.  They know they are not respecting their primary mandate, and this is simply wrong and against the law.  Coming from an area where French speaking Canadians are a minority, I would believe Radio-Canada’s commitment towards minority regions and realities if they were to get more executives from outside Quebec, and invest more in their regional outlet outside Quebec.  At the moment, everything is Montreal-centric, then Quebec-centric and if there are crumbs left, than the rest can have them.

Keep on the good work and if I can help, let me know!


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Exposed - CBC Is a Luxury We Can No Longer Afford

The Road To Bankruptcy Is Paved With Good Intentions

I believe that when the CBC began, it was absolutely essential at almost any cost. It was one of the only mediums of communication, and for many parts of Canada it was the only television available. It was undeniably a key means of getting information out from coast-to-coast, and held great cultural value in terms of defining Canada a country. I believe it certainly justified its fairly high cost to the public purse in times past… wait for it… *sound of other shoe dropping*… Unfortunately for the CBC, the world we live in today is not the world of yesteryear.

I believe the current financial commitment in tax dollars to the CBC should be slashed much more dramatically than the current budget suggests (roughly 10%), because its importance to Canadians is vastly diminished relative to even 15 years ago. Imagine what hundreds of millions of dollars could do in terms of plugging the holes in education, health care, or infrastructure? These are the priorities I believe most Canadians have, and the CBC, while a nice luxury to possess, is simply one we can’t afford any more.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 21, 2015

CBC columnist vows to have a “party when Harper dies”

You run across a lot of lefty crazies on Twitter who wish conservatives harm, or call Stephen Harper "Adolf Hitler" -- but you certainly don’t expect something this insane from a CBC columnist:



Lyndon Penner is a gardening columnist for CBC News Saskatchewan and that he still has his job after sending out this tweet is stunning.

I will be filing a complaint with the CBC Ombudsman and will update with the response.

UPDATE: Lyndon has changed his Twitter account to @LyndonGardener

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Outside firm to review CBC managers behaviour

A senior member of staff at CBC issued an informal complaint against a fellow exec after the VP displayed “upsetting” behaviour in a meeting, the Star reports.

According to the Toronto-based media outlet, Heather Conway – executive vice-president of English Services – was accused of harassing the English branch’s chief business officer, Neil McEneaney. 

McEneaney also asserted that Conway, who has herself called for a more respectful working environment in the past, apologised for her actions.

Despite the incident being played down, the broadcasting corporation has hired an outside firm to conduct a review of senior managers’ behaviour including Conway’s.

Read the full story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Is 150 million to CBC more important than other priorities

It’s been a heck of a year for the CBC — a scathing report denounced managers for their handling of the Jian Ghomeshi affair while former anchors Amanda Lang and Evan Solomon faced controversies of their own.

All the while, the CBC continued to grapple with steep budget cuts that slashed news broadcasts, gutted sports and documentary divisions and put for sale signs in front of aging facilities.

But with a more CBC-friendly Liberal government now holding the purse strings, could things finally be looking up for the beleaguered public broadcaster?

In a statement, the CBC said any new government funds would be put towards the ongoing five-year “Strategy 2020” that focuses on digital initiatives.

Assuming the money comes through at all.

Aaron Wudrick, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said a harsh fiscal climate could force the Liberal government to reassess whether it can afford to spend more on the broadcaster.

“I’m not sure that most people would argue that spending another $150 million on the CBC is more important than many of the other priorities that the Liberals have identified,” Wudrick said from Ottawa.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CBC legal counsel argued AGAINST free speech

Canada’s state broadcaster has been busy proving themselves to be one of the most devoted enemies of freedom of speech and information sharing in the country.

I feel comfortable saying this based on the more than 400 pages of emails, memos and documents I’ve reviewed in what was their attempt to cover up their efforts to protect Justin Trudeau from attack ads. They even tried to censor the internet.

You may recall that CBC got angry with the Conservative Party for using a clip from one of their many behind the scenes, all access, Peter Mansbridge and Justin hang out moments in the now infamous and certainly ridiculous comments he made about the Boston Marathon bombers.

The CBC didn’t stop there and began on a multi-year push to have CBC news footage protected from being used in political ads despite existing jurisprudence, the law and CBC’s own legal opinion showing they didn’t have a leg to stand on.

Read the full story and watch the video here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Exposed - CBC pointing fingers to avoid own scandals

The CBC is carefully pointing the finger at waste and mismanagement in the Senate to avoid their own scandals.

CBC has changed it’s focus from direct attacks on Senator Mike Duffy to denouncing the Senate. CBC reporter Terry Milewski’s charges against the Senate can easily be made against the CBC itself. 

His story is the kettle calling the pot black. The CBC misrepresents Canadians by spending 37 times more on PEI than major parts of Canada. CBC has expense scandals and sex scandals beyond anything in the Senate.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 14, 2015

CBC Interview Not Adherrent to CBC Standards

Yesterday, CBC Ombudsman Esther Enkin released a review entitled “Breaking the Silence: A controversial report and the question of balance” which found that a May 4 CBC As It Happens interview with a representative from anti-Israel NGO Breaking the Silence, was not adherent to CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 11, 2015

New Liberal Government to Protect CBC?

Story from the past ... 

The Liberal Party of Canada is urging Canadians to sign a petition that will tell Stephen Harper to lay off the CBC’s budget; that “the Conservatives are using the CBC as a scapegoat for their budget deficits and are breaking their election promise to continue their funding.”

Fans/employees of the CBC may be excused for raising an eyebrow to see the Liberals criticizing any government eyeballing CBC budget cuts as part of a government-wide austerity plan for in 1996, as Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien and his finance minister Paul Martin were trying to dig Canada out from under its biggest debt load (measured relative to GDP), the Liberals imposed drastic cuts on the Crown corporation, chopping $414 million from a budget of what, at that time, was $1.4 billion a year. That’s a haircut of close to 30 per cent.

Read the full story.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Exposed - CBC workplace is psychologically unhealthy

Many employees of Canada’s national broadcaster believe the CBC workplace is psychologically unhealthy and managers do not deal effectively with issues that may threaten or harm them, according to an internal survey carried out following the Jian Ghomeshi scandal.

Concerns were also raised by survey respondents over whether the CBC deals effectively with “situations that may threaten or harm employees.” Almost a third (29 per cent) said the CBC does not.

When staff were asked whether CBC management would “do what’s right” in a situation where a concern was raised about “ethics and integrity,” 30 per cent said they would not. Asked if CBC management “cares about my overall well-being,” 43 per cent said the organization does not.

Read the full story.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

CBC caught in vicious circle

The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions that threaten their continued existence.

“First, we struggle with cuts to our funding,” Hubert Lacroix told an audience at an international public broadcasters’ conference in Munich, Germany, last week.

“Then as the cuts make us weaker and affect morale, critics, key stakeholders and even some of the citizens we serve, question our relevance in a digital world.”

He said public broadcasters have been too slow to react to changing technologies and a changing political environment.

The Canadian Media Guild said Lacroix had “made a career of shredding” the CBC, and cast doubt on whether Lacroix would rebuild CBC services and staffing if funding were restored.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

CBC had a scandal-plagued year

It's been a heck of a year for the CBC -- a scathing report denounced managers for their handling of the Jian Ghomeshi affair while former anchors Amanda Lang and Evan Solomon faced controversies of their own.

All the while, the CBC continued to grapple with steep budget cuts that slashed news broadcasts, gutted sports and documentary divisions and put for sale signs in front of aging facilities.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 07, 2015

CBC wastes THOUSANDS praising Peter Mansbridge

So I saw this full-page newspaper ad, sent to me by a viewer.

It’s a huge ad that might have cost the CBC, I don't know, $25,000?

They're congratulating themselves because their anchor, Peter Mansbridge, has been on TV for 40 years.

No wonder he’s a millionaire celebrity, asked to officiate at Liberal Party weddings in Italy.

I think the only reason he won’t be appointed to the Senate by Justin Trudeau is that Mansbridge wouldn’t want the pay cut, or the cut in political influence.

Right now, the Media Party is being slaughtered in Canada.

Hundreds laid off at CTV.

Postmedia, which owns most daily newspapers in Canada, has said they’re going to cut $50 million next year. That’s probably 500 jobs, maybe shutting down whole newspapers.

But the CBC blows $25,000 puffing up the ego of their anchor.

I guess they're taking it from the $150 million "bonus" they got from Justin Trudeau after helping him win the election.

The CBC: Irrelevant, arrogant, biased. It’s time to pull the plug!

Read the full story and watch the video here.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Tale of two tax stories by the CBC

Tale of two tax stories by the CBC; One total BS and one not BS, but I have quibbles:

Harper government partnered with industry group fighting CRA over KPMG case ...

This is a non-story and the insinuation of the headline is false and biased. It implies that the PM was complicit in tax evasion, which is just untrue. I hate the Tories, but I hate crappy tax reporting more.

Anyway, the second story by the CBC is actually not bad, but I have quibbles.

Canada election 2015 spin cycle stock options ...

The NDP and the Liberals are proposing that stock options be fully taxed. Or not, they have wobbled since they got complaints about it, but still, my complaints goes well beyond what is in the story.

Read the full account here.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

CBC is a Costly Waste

There is an irony to the CBC. Most of us are aware of the “SunShine” list that is published each year. When it is published, these annual lists of high paid public servants earning (receiving) more than $100,000 each is often news worthy on CBC. The incongruity is that a very large number of CBC’s “talking heads” are taking home salaries far in excess of the $100,000 plateau but have managed to hide the number from the CBC’s benefactors (the Canadian taxpayer).

It is astounding to hear of some of the executive, senior and middle management salaries and bonuses being paid at CBC. Added to that we have a goodly number of on-air “personalities” who draw astronomical wages! CBC alumni such as Mike Duffy, Jian Ghomeshi and Pamela Wallin were all former elite CBC talking heads.

Although CBC management has managed to hide their publicly funded wages from the public, the wastage does start and end with salaries and bonuses. Periodically stores seep revealing nice little executive junkets to Europe and pricey executive soiree’s. Could it be that those Senate expense habits of Duffy and Whallin came be way of their apprenticeship with the CBC where spending and wages are secret?

Read the full story.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

CBC Using Tax Money to Compete With Newspapers

Would Netflix want to get into the newspaper business? I doubt it. Then, why is CBC so keen on competing with the print media with its online offerings? Is it breaking the law in doing so?

For more than 20 years CBC has offered an Internet website, cbc.ca, but in the past few years this effort has been accelerated. In its recently released strategic plan, called “A Space for Us All,” CBC was coy about its plans to compete with print media. When it was pointed out on Twitter that the strategy said the CBC wanted to turn into a “public media company,” the CBC first denied that this phrase was in the document and then tried to rationalize it.

The reason cbc.ca gets any audience is that CBC viewers and listeners are invited hundreds of times daily to go to CBC’s website; it is a promotional tool that newspapers would die for.

But it is unclear whether the Broadcasting Act permits CBC to operate such unlicensed services and whether CBC should use taxpayers’ money to compete with newspapers.

Read the full story.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

CBC Good At Internal Confusion

The CBC should make a TV drama about the CBC.

It would be darker than any show currently on the network.

People inside will tell you that, from day to day, marching orders change, priorities shift and budgetary restraints are slapped on and off like rusty handcuffs. Outsiders who deal with the broadcaster will tell you that, on any given day, the CBC appears to be quite good at one thing: internal confusion.

The Broadcasting Act, which guides the CBC, was last amended in 1991.

There were no DVDs, PVRs, on-demand video, satellite radio, content streams, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, Amazon or even the Internet as we know it. As technology reshaped media, CBC TV has tried to be all things to all Canadians.

And it has failed.

Read the full story.