The CBC continues to operate in a wasteful, bias manner serving the socialist left wing mandate only while continuing to lose viewers and advertising revenues. Scandals continue. An unsettling, ugly anti Semitic movement has grown in the CBC News operation, history experts will know that this troubling bias can have devastating results for our country. Act now- contact your MP, the PMO and the CBC to stop this frightening socialist anti Semitic driven bias now.

Disgruntled CBC workers continue to confidentially share their stories with us, reports of management snooping, waste, huge salaries for select senior management, content bias, low employee morale continue in 2019 and we will expose these activities in our blog while protecting our whistleblower contacts. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us, read our stories and to find out who owns our for the Canadian people blog.

One of our most popular posts continues to be the epic Dr. Leenen case against the Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) yet where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the huge award and legal costs for this blatant CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers -this is a Perfect story for an award winning Documentary -ok - who would fund it and where would it air since the CBC owns the Documentary channel! Can you help? Please contact us.

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 with 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 massive Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up Bell-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and 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 anti-sematic 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- certainly not give them more of our tax money-enough is enough!

The CBC network’s ratings continue to plummet while their costs and our taxpayer bailout subsidies continue to go up! In 2019 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 every year. That’s about $100,000,000 (yes, $100 MILLION) of our taxes taken from your pay cheques every 30 days and with no CBC accountability to taxpayers.

Wake up! What does it take for real change at the CBC? YOU! Our blog 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 on a biased, failing media service, and ... sell the CBC.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

CBC Falsely Claims Israel is “Annexing Parts of the Palestinian Territories”

With Israel’s pending decision to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria, Canadian media outlets devoted considerable coverage, much of it was misleading and lacked context, while some reports contained outright falsehoods.
Case in point, on June 24, CBC Radio’s flagship World at Six program aired a feature-length segment by former Mideast Bureau Chief, Margaret Evans, which was replete with errors and which lacked vital context about Israel’s plans.
Read the full story here.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Do wWe Really Need the CBC as it is Yoday?

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. 

The CBC has consistently lost market share to their private rivals that do not benefit from a taxpayer subsidy. This fact alone dictates that people have voted with their television remotes already. 

I have several friends in the journalism industry, and they all report the same reality – that everyone wants a CBC job because they are better-paying and much more cushy in terms of benefits and expectations. While this might be great for the unionized workers at CBC, it is definitely not advantageous to the average Canadian. Nor is it fair to the other networks that compete with the CBC. 

We don’t have to do away with the CBC entirely, just pair it down and call it what it really is. Why are we trying to fund an entity to compete with the legitimate businesses? Instead, let’s allow the CBC to become a specialized niche channel that is a Canadian version of PBS. 

Read the full story here.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

CBC journalist bizarre tweet

In a bizarre tweet on Thursday, CBC journalist Rosemary Barton exclaimed "Huzzah!" in response to the news that Trudeau's Liberal Party has surged in polls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian political Twitter was quick to react to Barton's inappropriate and apparently partisan cheer.

Barton tried to clean up her mess by tweeting a clarification that she simply jsut loves the poll tracker itself and not the favourable result for Trudeau ...

Barton has been at the centre of other controversies regarding her bias. She famously took a selfie with Justin Trudeau that was roundly mocked around the country, and she was a plaintiff in a lawsuit by the CBC against the Conservative Party during the last election.

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Wendy Mesley disciplined by CBC News

CBC News has revealed that it has disciplined news host Wendy Mesley. An internal investigation found that offensive language was used "on two separate occasions during editorial meetings."

She used offensive language once in a meeting in preparation for an upcoming segment on anti-racism, and a second time while referring to a title of a book.
Mesley took to Twitter to provide an statement that read, "I used a word, and yes, it's the word people think ... I thought that by saying the word, I was somehow exposing the truth. I now realize that my abuse of the word was harmful. I hurt my colleagues, my team and the CBC. For that I am deeply sorry and ashamed."
The punishment was not disclosed by CBC News.
Read the full story here.

Friday, June 26, 2020

CBC watched by only 3% of Canadians

The CBC is watched by by just three percent of the Canadian population, yet it is funded by 100 percent of the population, according to a recent Globe and Mail article.

"It cannot be overstated how badly CBC TV is run. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been one stumble after another. It’s hard to even know where to start," led the article.
Despite the CBC's chronically uninterested audience, the crown broadcasting company routinely splashes out a fortune on underwhelming products. In the early days of the pandemic, for instance, the CBC spent $2 million on a Creative Relief Fund.
This money came in spite of the CBC temporarily replacing local evening TV newscasts in the most confusing days of the pandemic.
Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rosemary Barton Confirms Trudeau Got A Haircut

Super-serious and totally-credible journalist Rosemary Barton is covering the big issues that matter to Canadians.
Barton – showing that the CBC totally deserves $1.5 billion in our taxpayer dollars every year – is ensuring that Canadians are 100% up to date on the immense issues facing our nation.
Like Justin Trudeau getting a haircut.
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Yep, Barton thinks Trudeau’s haircut is the issue all Canadians are talking about.
Read the full story here.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Goal to fully privatize CBC English TV

An Erin O’Toole Conservative government would defund CBC digital and cut the CBC English TV budget by half, the federal leadership candidate says.
“Our plan will phase out TV advertising with a goal to fully privatize CBC English TV by the end of our first mandate,” O’Toole says in a new video obtained by Postmedia to be released publicly Friday.
O’Toole promised to preserve CBC Radio and Radio Canada, which he said fulfilled an important role serving Francophones and Quebecers in their own language, but said CBC as a whole is in need of modernization and reform.
Read the full story here.

Friday, June 19, 2020

CBC tells kids J.K. Rowling is “transphobic”

A CBC children’s show is calling Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling “transphobic” and “dangerous” for saying only women menstruate.
In the June 12 episode of the CBC Kids News programme Recap, the three cohosts say they are “fired up” over a Twitter firestorm that started earlier this month when Rowling defended a biological definition of womanhood.
The show Recap is targeted towards children as young as six, CBC’s website says.
Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

CBC was furious

Jason Kenney has fired a slew of NDP partisans from a judicial nomination committee.

One of those fired was Anne Wilson. On top of donating a grand total of $23,846.86 to New Democrat parties across Canada, Wilson would forward Notley fundraising pages to her followers like it was her day job.

Another recent fire, Lise Gotell, breathlessly praised her savior Rachel Notley on Twitter during the 2015 election.

The CBC was furious that the legacy of the NDP was being washed away before their eyes. The CBC can’t stand seeing all their hard work propping up the Notley Government go to waste.
Read the full story here.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The CBC is a Propaganda Tool for the Left Wing Social Activists

The tax supported CBC is a tool for left wing social activists to indoctrinate the Canadian public.

Former CBC President, Hubert Lacroix, and current President, Catherine Tait, have ignored the Broadcast Act and have allowed the CBC to promote only left wing propaganda programming. They have had no hesitation in doing so since the CBC is assured that the Liberal government will continue to fund its operation, regardless of its bias, or perhaps because of it.

A recent example of CBC’s intolerance to differing views took place on September 23, 2018, when it interviewed former Conservative leadership candidate, Maxime Bernier, who has formed his own political party, the People’s Party of Canada. Regardless of one’s opinion of Mr. Bernier, he should never have been exposed to such a derogatory and insulting interview as took place when rabidly partisan journalist, Wendy Mesley, interviewed him. She lobbed ideologically loaded grenades at him, insinuating that he was part of a vast right wing conspiracy. Ms. Mesley’s contempt for Mr. Bernier and his views, are similar to that exhibited by another CBC journalist, Rosemary Barton, when she interviews individuals with conservative values.

The CBC is also attempting to indoctrinate children by its program, CBC Kids News, which is thinly disguised propaganda to promote the left wing agenda.

Read the full story here.

Friday, June 12, 2020

CBC host suspended after allegedly using racial slur

CBC host Wendy Mesley has been suspended from her position after she used a “word that should never be used” during an interaction with coworkers. 
The word she used has not been specified, but it was apparently said in the context of race. 
Mesley, who hosts The Weekly with Wendy Mesley, admitted to Canadaland that she used the word when “quoting a journalist” during a discussion about racism. 
The incident is alleged to have occurred while Mesley and others prepared for last Sunday’s episode on Black Lives Matter.
“In the context of an editorial discussion about current issues regarding race, I used a word that should never be used,” she said.
Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

CBC decision-makers shortchanging local viewers

Wednesday, In the middle of a pandemic, the CBC quietly turned out the lights on “Here and Now” and other supper-hour news shows across the country.
CBC journalists were issued directives from their bosses to not tweet or complain publicly about it.
Twenty years ago — even 10 years ago — local CBC managers would have risked their jobs to fight back against an order to stay off the air. Instead, they spent the afternoon trying to shape and control the message.
Viewers expecting local news got cookie-cutter network coverage of the COVID-19 crisis. They were not able to see stories about their community told to them by the familiar faces they’ve come to know and trust over the years.
This decision is a preview of things to come. My former colleagues tell me there are the rumblings of budget cuts in the air. I fear that by the time this pandemic is over, CBC management will be able to justify the decision to centralize or cut local supper-hour programming entirely. It will be an easy decision to justify — CBC’s once loyal local viewers will finally have migrated en masse to the competition.
Read the full opinion piece here.

Monday, June 08, 2020

Do we need the CBC?

The CBC license is up for renewal and the debate is (again) on. Is it fair to keep public funding for this broadcaster? Or, more bluntly, do we need the CBC?
Let’s pretend that the CBC has more quality programs and the best product representing Canada. The question remains: why the CBC viewership is shrinking?
True, the shrinkage is common to the entire broadcasting sector, public and private, but for the CBC this is a chronic, old and more serious disease that predates the new technology.
Some argue that the production of quality programs comes with a price, so public funding is justified. Fine, they have public funding, but the question remains: why do they have less audience then most private broadcaster?
Why should we increase public financing for a broadcaster that has serious difficulties to fulfill its mandate? Why not invest more money in the new technology to better connect Canadians, especially those in remote areas?
Moreover, does it make sense that the more Canadian turn away from the CBC the more they are forced to pay for it?
Read the full story here.

Friday, June 05, 2020

Questioning the CBC code of journalistic practices

The following letter was copied to us by a long time follower who is questioning the CBC code of journalistic practices ... we agree completely.

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Jack Nagler
CBC Ombudsman
CBC Canada
May 29, 2020

Dear Mr. Nagler,

Please treat this email as an official complaint against the following CBC web page article:


My complaint is as follows: As quoted in the offending article, Trump's tweet that drew the Twitter warning is as follows:

"...these THUGS are dishonoring of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!".

From this quote, it is clear that President Trump is speaking about looters and arsonists, and others engaging in violence. Yet the headline, and the article, states that Trump is referring to "protestors" in general. The vast majority of people protesting in Minneapolis are non-violent, engaging in peaceful demonstration . Only a small minority are engaging in violence.  It is only the small latter group Trump is referring to.

Yet the Associated Press, and the CBC, say that Trump is referring to "protest". This is in the CBC headline. It is in the first sentence: "...about protests in Minneapolis".  This is factually incorrect. In fact, President Trump retweeted a tweet from Lara Trump which reads as follows:

"Looting is not protesting. Burning down local homes and businesses is not protesting. How sad the memory of #GeorgeFloyd has been lost in all of this.

The CBC code of journalistic practices says that reporting should be accurate. Yet in this article, the Associated Press article, which the CBC web page is carrying, is not accurate. It falsely claims that Trump is referring to Protestors" and "protests" when he is in fact talking about violence.  

The above constitutes my complaint.

Hope you and family are safe and doing well during the quarantine.

Sincerely,
David Murrell
Fredericton, NB

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

CBC continues to operate as if it's still 1975

The cuts happening at CBC are simply a reflection of what has been happening at all Canadian media outlets for decades, thanks to the fragmentation of audiences brought on by technology.

Yet technology is a blessing, not a curse, particularly for media consumers. It has allowed audiences access to the world of news and entertainment in an instant, regardless of their geographical location.

That access to diverse voices and views has been delivered by the private sector, making CBC irrelevant in the 21st century. Furthermore, its very existence actually poses a threat to journalists and members of the media working in the private sector. As a government agency, CBC is competing with private sector media outlets for audience and those audiences have value or CBC would not be able to sell advertising on television or on Radio 2. Every audience member and advertising dollar CBC takes hurts the viability of local media outlets across the country (and the good-paying jobs those outlets provide), starting locally with the Prince George Citizen and the four local private radio stations and one local TV station.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

CBC temporarily scraps local TV newscasts

The CBC temporarily scrapped most of its local TV newscasts to consolidate resources at CBC News Network amid the COVID-19 crisis on Wednesday - a move the premier of Prince Edward Island said should be reversed to keep remote and vulnerable communities informed during the pandemic.
Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King said he was “incredibly disappointed” in the move, and planned to speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and formally ask Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault to intervene and reverse the decision.
“With the health and safety of Islanders at the forefront, it is vital that we continue to share the latest information with Islanders in real time,” King said in a statement.
“It is my opinion that now is not the time for the CBC to suspend its local news programming.”
Daniel Bernhard, executive director at watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, called it “a pretty inopportune time to suspend service.”
Read the full story here.

Friday, May 29, 2020

5 times CBC spread fake news about COVID-19

From attacking dissident Chinese journalists to parroting World Health Organization talking points, here are five times that the state broadcaster CBC made fools of themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

CBC ad sales revenue plunges 53%

A shrinking CBC television audience has left the CBC with plunging advertising revenues, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
In the first six months of 2019, the CBC generated advertising revenues of $90.9 million, according to the public broadcaster’s second-quarter financial report. That is slightly less than the $92.8 million the broadcaster collected in ad revenue during the same time frame in 2017.
However, the amount the CBC collected from ad sales plunged 53% during the last five years. The Crown corporation raked in $192.2 million in the first six months of 2014.
The corporation receives $1.2 billion annually from the Canadian government.
Read the full story here.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Canadians are ditching CBC

Did you know that across Canada, over a total of 27 stations coast to coast, the average audience for CBC’s supper hour newscast was 329,000 people? That’s not 329,000 people per market, that is across the country.
Compare that to just one of CTV’s local supper hour newscasts, CFTO in Toronto, which averaged 1.4 million viewers per night in the first week of 2020. That doesn’t include other major markets like Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary or Ottawa where CTV outstrips CBC. It doesn’t include Global News, which is dominant in Western Canada and like CTV doesn’t take a $1.5 billion per year subsidy from the taxpayers.
These CBC ratings aren’t numbers that I’ve made up, they were contained in CBC’s most recent annual report and highlighted by Ottawa-based media outlet Blacklock’s Reporter.
Read the full story here.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Official complaint to CBC

One of our readers passed this on to post:
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Jack Nagler
Ombudsman
CBC
May 19, 2019

Dear Mr. Nagler,

Please treat this email as an official complaint.

My complaint is as follows: the CBC  news web page did not report on the release of a study -- by the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China -- documenting on Chinese government intimidation of Chinese-Canadian dissident groups in Canada. The study can be accessed via the Amnesty International Canada web page, here:
Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China says Canadian government’s inadequate response emboldens pro-Beijing actors OTTAWA – Advocates across Canada are increasingly facing threats, intimidation, and harassment for sounding the alarm on serious human rights concerns in China, according to a new report. The Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China, a coalition of Canada-based civil society organizations with a specific focus on the place of human rights in Canada’s foreign policy with China, released the report today.

I did a search of the CBC web site, using the term "Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in Canada", and could not find any article. Other national media in Canada covered the story.

 I contend that the issue of intimidation of various Chinese-Canadian dissidents in Canada is important, and should be covered by CBC News. This study, promoted by Amnesty International Canada, offers a rather exhaustive and complete discussion of recent intimidation tactics by the government of China. I specifically refer to the CBC web page -- but my complain could be broadened to include other CBC media (TV and radio), if you can find that these latter media were negligent in reporting on this study.

The above constitutes my complaint.

I might add that the CBC web page recently published two attack articles against the Epoch Times Canada, perhaps the leading house organ for Chinese-Canadian dissidents in Canada:

and

I am not lodging a complaint against these latter two articles. But what I am complaining is that, on balance, looking at what was published and what was NOT published in the CBC web page, during this recent period, CBC news chose to ignore the concerns of the Chinese-Canadian dissident community.

Sincerely,
David Murrell (PhD)
Fredericton, NB


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CBC seeks ratings from uninspiring game show

No doubt there’s a multitude of Canadian channel surfers who accidentally find themselves watching CBC’s old-is-new again but supposedly advertiser-friendly, Family Feud Canada, hosted by Gerard Francis Donoghue.
That’s Gerry Dee, for CBC non-watchers, the Toronto gym teacher turned stand-up comedian who has hosted a number of forgettable CBC shows — forgettable because I have never watched one of them to the end.
Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

SUCCESS! Radio-Canada Deletes Article

On April 28, HonestReporting Canada filled a complaint directly with Radio-Canada Ombudsman Guy Gendron calling for immediate corrective action after our public broadcaster’s French-arm published a report blaming Israel exclusively for Gaza’s plight in fighting the Corona virus.

On May 12, CBC Radio-Canada responded to our concerns via email acknowledging that their reporting fundamentally violated CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices, while acknowledging that their article lacked balance and was therefore unfair.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 15, 2020

CBC Exposed is a call to action

CBC Exposed is a book like no other. 

This book takes on the holy grail of the Canadian media landscape and lays bare the truth about CBC. 

Reckless reporting at the state broadcaster has ruined lives and cost taxpayers millions upon millions in settlement costs yet no one has ever been held to account. 

This book does what the consensus media cowards are afraid to do, tell the truth about CBC. From reporting driven by vendettas to outright biases against conservatives, gun owners, Israel and any other group that doesn't fit their vision of Canada.

CBC Exposed is a call to action to rein in this broadcasting giant. 

Click here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

CBC suspends local TV newscasts

Local news is vital. It provides an essential service, especially in times of emergency. People rely on local broadcasters to provide them up-to-the-minute information told by local journalists.
So what does the CBC do during an unprecedented public health crisis? It shuts it all down.
Read more here.

Monday, May 11, 2020

CBC staff members can be heard laughing ...

Two CBC staff members can be heard laughing and casually conversing while fallen military members are carried off in coffins. Disrespectful ...
https://twitter.com/TrueNorthCentre/status/1258240461992611842



Friday, May 08, 2020

CBC wants more money to broadcast less Canadian content

Imagine that you ran a business where you gave a key employee a raise — not a small one but a significant pay hike — and the worker turned around and said that he or she should do less work for more money.
That is what CBC is doing to the Canadian taxpayer right now.
After getting a boost from taxpayers under the Trudeau Liberals, the state broadcaster is asking to broadcast less Canadian content. Or, as I like to say, they want to do less of what we pay them for while taking more of our money.
Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

CBC targets independent news outlet

CBC is under fire after publishing a hostile article targeting an independent media outlet founded by members of a highly-persecuted Chinese religious minority for its accurate reporting on China.

The Epoch Times was established in 2000 by Chinese immigrants attempting to shed light on the abuse and censorship of members of the Falun Dafa/Gong religion in mainland China. It has been a mainstay of anti-Chinese state censorship, often publishing whistleblower accounts of human rights abuses taking place within the nation. 

CBC’s article claimed “Canadians were upset” by the receipt of an unsolicited copy of The Epoch Times in the mail, calling it “racist and inflammatory” and accusing the paper of peddling conspiracy theories that the coronavirus may have been created in a lab.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 04, 2020

CBC Intentionally Excludes Crucial Facts

The Epoch Times recently published a special edition on how Beijing’s coverup of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan led to the global pandemic with the front-page headline “How the Chinese Communist Party Endangered the World.” It’s an eight-page collection of Epoch Times articles distributed to select areas in Canada, as we believe it contains important information for Canadians to have.
On April 29, CBC published an article devoted to this special edition that is deliberately misleading and intentionally excludes crucial information we provided to CBC prior to the publication of its article. The sole purpose seems to be to discredit The Epoch Times and our reporting on the coronavirus.
Read the full story here.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

CBC attacked by former Liberal minister

At this point, the CBC has become rather used to criticism from the Canadian right. This time, however, even a former Liberal minister has questioned their journalistic independence.

Ujjal Dosanjh, a former Liberal minister and premier of British Columbia, was referencing a CBC interview with Dr. Theresa Tam where she failed to surprise anyone by saying her response to the pandemic was not perfect. Talk about an understatement.

This interview, however, has been broadly criticized. Norman Spector, a journalist and diplomat, said that unlike BBC presenters, "Rosemary Barton kept agreeing with Dr. Tam."

Using a course comparison, Spector went on to say that "On the BBC, Maitlis interrupts bullsh*t on average every 28 seconds and Husain every 46 seconds; on CBC, Barton spends her time polishing Trudeau's turds."

Dosanjh followed Spector's lead by saying, "such softball interviews do make people wonder about the journalistic independence of CBC." This former Liberal's criticism may come as a shock to the ever-sensitive Barton.

Rosemary Barton has long been accused of possessing a Liberal bias. Amongst other errors, Barton has argued that deficits don't matter; said that the SNC-Lavalin scandal was unimportant; defended Trudeau's poor participation in parliament; and took a infamous selfie with the prime minister.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CBC Comedy has grown stale

It wasn’t so long ago that the CBC was known as the Canadian home of strong satire and sketch.  The CBC helped launch the careers of iconic comedians like Dan Aykroyd, Andrea Martin, John Candy, and Martin Short.

But now, when Canada needs a compelling comedic voice more than ever, the CBC’s output has largely grown stale and irrelevant. 

So why has our country’s national comedy hub grown so fallow?

Read the full story here.