CBC continues its arrogant, wasteful operation beginning with the CEO, Hubert Lacroix and working down the chain of command. Waste is as rampant and unrelenting as is their biased news service.

Our Twitter followers and frequent visitors to cbcExposed help us to continue to expose CBC’s abuse and waste of tax money as well as their ongoing left wing news bias. Thank you for your support.

In addition to what private broadcasters such as CTV and Global get from advertising and cable/satellite fees the CBC also receives $100,000,000 of your tax money every 30 days. No need to run an efficient service, you have lots of money and they know how to spend it, what a marriage!

Time for a divorce! Latest Polls clearly indicate that Canadians want a change. They see no need for a Government owned taxpayer funded broadcast service in 2014 and taxpayers clearly choose to privatize the CBC now. The Liberals did this for Petro Canada and Air Canada and despite Union cries both flourish today without taxpayer money.

This privatization can easily be achieved by selling CBC English and CBC French to separate buyers to maximize the ownership management and content to Canadians. New private ownership of the CBC will enhance the future of media in Canada. The billions earned from the sale of the CBC and the taxpayer savings of $100,000,000 every month could be used for health care and education.

cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC and we will continue to expose their reports of waste, abuse and bias. Meanwhile you can make a difference by contacting your MP to let her/him know you believe they should act today to privatize the CBC.

CBC Ombudsman: CBC News did not live up to its standard

In a recent HonestReporting Canada alert, we notified you of a complaint we sent to the CBC in regards to several CBC News reports on October 12 which claimed that “most” of the Palestinian casualties killed in Gaza during the recent Israel-Hamas war were “civilians”.

Not satisfied by a reply offered by CBC editors, HRC asked the CBC’s Ombudsman to arbitrate our grievances and we are pleased to report that our concerns were validated by the CBC’s Ombud who upheld our complaint on November 17.

Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman,: CBC News did not live up to its standard of accuracy in this news introduction.

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Abusive behaviour at CBC a tradition

Recently retired CBC journalist Linden MacIntyre has set-off a huge internal bomb with this comment made during an interview with the Globe and Mail:

 MacIntyre cited Mr. Ghomeshi’s “tantrums,” and said “he is allowed to bully and abuse people. You know, that’s the way it works, that’s what you put up with, whether it’s Mansbridge, [Peter] Gzowski, whatever. They were not like shrinking violets, either. So along comes Ghomeshi: ‘Oh, yea, he’s in the tradition of that.’ But somewhere along the way, it crosses a line. It does cross a line.”

MacIntyre is stating abusive behaviour towards staff is a tradition at the CBC and that Mansbridge does it as well.

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This says it all ...


CBC President Hubert Lacroix offered resignation letter

Hubert Lacroix in the lions' den at CBC annual meeting.

Calls for his head abound — he was even offered a resignation letter needing only his signature Wednesday — but embattled Canadian Broadcasting Corp. president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix says he fully intends to complete his mandate, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Nearly 400 employees learned last week their jobs were being eliminated and as many as 1,500 positions could disappear over the next five years as the corporation adapts to a changing media landscape and declining advertising revenues, and there was clearly a lot of resentment in the room toward Lacroix, who is overseeing what he called a “workplace adjustment.”

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CBC Must Apologize for Disgraceful Headline

CBC Must Apologize for Disgraceful Headline in Jerusalem Terror Attack Coverage

Many Canadians woke up today to the horrific news that two Palestinian terrorists had entered a Jerusalem synagogue armed with pistols, meat cleavers, knives and axes, murdering five Israelis (four rabbis and a police officer) and injuring over a half dozen others, including a Canadian-Israeli dual citizen.

How did our public broadcaster’s website cover one of the worst incidents of terror in Israel in recent years?

For the CBC, the fatal shooting of 2 unidentified individuals by Jerusalem police, rather than the actions of terrorists or identities of the victims was deemed more newsworthy. Despite the lead paragraph’s referring to the attackers as “suspected Palestinian men,” CBC editors chose to not include this information in its headline and perhaps worse, CBC editors’ use of the word “apparent” conveyed that this might not have even been an attack.

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Threats to the CBC’s funding pressure favourable news coverage

Alain Saulnier, Ex-CBC Exec, Says Broadcaster ‘In Danger Of Disappearing Forever'.

As protesters marched on Sunday to oppose funding cuts to CBC/Radio-Canada, a former executive at the broadcaster is warning it’s “truly in danger of disappearing forever.”

Alan Saulnier says years of successive governments playing politics with the CBC’s budget has left the broadcaster vulnerable.

In an editorial in the Toronto Star, Saulnier says both Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Prime Minister Jean Chrietien in their day used threats to the CBC’s funding to pressure the network into more favourable news coverage.

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Herbert Lacroix CBC CEO was found guilty

CBC Narrows Corporate Pervert Inquiry To Creepo Ghomeshi Only.

Although the executive suite at CBC were very quick to promise a corporate review of sexual allegations, the scope of review has been narrowed substantially, anything or anyone in contact with the monster Ghomeshi only. This will serve to be a critical error in damage control further exposing the inept leadership in CBC.

Herbert Lacroix CBC CEO was found guilty recently of submitting double living expenses for years amounting to over forty thousand dollars. LaCroix had misused his power and expenses in the same manner, amount and duration of abuse as Senator Mike Duffy.

CBC went over the top in its delight of hacking away at Duffy at every chance. No media coverage exposed CBC CEO Hubert LaCroix or questioned why he remains. In fact no media in Canada will do disparaging stories on CBC, particularly the executives.

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CBC staff refuse award from Hubert Lacroix

Radio-Canada staff refused an award presented to them Wednesday by CBC President Hubert Lacroix in protest of ongoing job losses at the public broadcaster.

In a video posted to YouTube, Lacroix can be seen presenting the award to the Sherbrooke office before journalist Pierre Tousignant reads a statement in French refusing the honour.

In June, CBC announced it would slash 1,000 to 1,500 jobs over the next five years. This is in addition to the 657 jobs the CBC announced it would cut in April to meet a budget shortfall caused by falling advertising revenues and federal budget cuts.

The Canadian Media Guild said in a press release Wednesday that they expect almost 400 job losses to be implemented this month, bringing the total to more than 1,000 this year.

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Dissecting the CBC’s spin

Jian Ghomeshi may be a disgraced ex-CBC star, but he could be forgiven for wondering what the hell happened to all his admirers inside and outside Mother Corp who once treated him with all the gooey adulation reserved for A-list celebrities.

Under siege, CBC brass hats are now using every imaginable vehicle to extinguish whatever shred of empathy Ghomeshi still may enjoy among Canadians — a surprising number of whom suspect (if social media is an accurate gauge) that the former Q host is a casualty of a politically motivated cabal intent on silencing “progressive” voices at the CBC.

Given the stakes, the CBC’s desperate gambit is not surprising. But what’s disgraceful is the way that once venerable institution is systematically going about gutting the remnants of Ghomeshi’s public persona — a persona that, for years, it celebrated and championed.

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CBC comes under fire - Readers Letters

Excerpts from a selection of letters run in the Toronto Star:

  • The Ghomeshi affair continues to expose that senior management and others at CBC have neither moral compass nor moral imperative 
  • CBC has apparently known about Ghomeshi's actions for 10 years and took no disciplinary action against him 
  • I guess the CBC top brass have never heard of due diligence 
  • I am shocked and appalled by the thinking and behaviour of Ghomeshi 
 Read all of these and much more here.

Q producer taking time off as CBC seeks ‘clarity’

The executive producer of Jian Ghomeshi’s former radio show has “decided” to take some time off while the CBC looks “for more clarity” around the allegations of sexual violence and harassment levelled against the disgraced radio host, the public broadcaster said Monday.

CBC spokesman Chuck Thompson confirmed that Arif Noorani has “decided to take a few days off.” He did not answer a question about when Noorani would be back, and said he didn’t know what role he would return to.

Thompson said no disciplinary action has been taken against any CBC staff at this time.

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CBC quiet on Ghomeshi probe

Two employment lawyers say the CBC should release more details from the investigation, anonymizing complaints. Where is the investigative response from the CBC's own reporters?

Canada’s national public broadcaster has been covering the biggest media story of recent years as a breaking news story, but its investigative team has yet to produce a report on Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC refuses to say exactly what resources are devoted to it.

“If the CBC is not investigating it journalistically, that’s a big problem. I think . . . the CBC needs to put the full force of its journalistic ability into doing the story because I think it is of national interest, and it’s an important story,” said Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough and a former managing editor who worked at the CBC in the 1990s.

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CBC goes silent on Ghomeshi - why?

Canada's national public broadcaster has been covering the biggest media story of recent years as a breaking news story, but its investigative team has yet to produce a report on Jian Ghomeshi and the CBC refuses to say exactly what resources are devoted to it.

"If the CBC is not investigating it journalistically, that's a big problem. I think . . . the CBC needs to put the full force of its journalistic ability into doing the story because I think it is of national interest, and it's an important story," said Jeffrey Dvorkin, director of the journalism program at University of Toronto Scarborough and a former managing editor who worked at the CBC in the 1990s.

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Students cautioned against CBC internships

Jian Ghomeshi used a CBC-owned phone to send lewd text messages to women, a source has told the Toronto Star.

The public broadcaster believes its ownership of the smartphone refutes the former radio star's claim that he was fired because of how he conducted himself in his "private life."

"The contents of that phone belong to the CBC — it's the CBC's property," said a source familiar with‎ the situation.

The source says Ghomeshi ‎lied to CBC management when he was asked "eyeball to eyeball" about allegations of violent sexual behaviour being investigated by the Star.

Ghomeshi showed texts and other material to CBC officials to bolster his claim, but the source said they were so shocked by what they read and saw that it had the opposite effect.

The news comes as a former journalism student and current journalism professor at the University of Western Ontario said that students were cautioned against pursuing internships at Ghomeshi's popular CBC radio show "Q" due to concerns about "inappropriate" behaviour toward young women by the now-fired host.

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Exposed - CBC did nothing to rein in Ghomeshi

“So, did Jian Ghomeshi try to sleep with you?”

This was the first question the then-Director of Current Affairs for CBC Radio in my hometown asked me the first day I got back from a 6-week unpaid internship at Q in Toronto. Her question, asked in front of a small group of co-workers in an open newsroom, elicited gales of laughter from all assembled.

The stories were all the same – meeting women at CBC-related events, then creeping them on Facebook. Hitting on interns and junior staff at CBC. Grabby hands.

But I, like so many others, had no idea just how deep his sickness ran until his skeletons came tumbling out of the closet in a spectacular fashion this week, leading the CBC to drop him like a hot potato. Sexual harassment at work. Sexual assault. Beatings.

Now, Ghomeshi’s reputation lies in tatters, likely beyond repair, no matter how much he pays a PR firm and legal team. And I am pissed off.

Pissed off because I realize just how much the CBC did nothing – nothing – to rein in their star host. Pissed because so many women had to become his victims before his crimes were revealed. Pissed because at first his victims were not believed. Pissed because you know what? It’s not funny to ask a junior employee if a host tried to sleep with her, because the internship the network set me up with happened to be with a notorious womanizer and predator.

Knowing his reputation, the network should never have put me, or any other female employee, in that position.

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CBC Sanitized Terror Against an Israeli Baby

As a primary lens through which Canadians learn about the world, the CBC is obligated to report honestly, accurately and with due context. Last week, we saw terror come to our nation’s capital. On the same day that Michael Zehaf Bibeau brazenly killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a Hamas terrorist deliberately ran over and killed a 3-month old Israeli baby and an Ecuadorean woman in Jerusalem, along with injuring nine people.

CBC adroitly avoided calling terror by its rightful name and used the passive voice, leading readers to likely conclude that this incident was simple vehicular manslaughter. CBC could have carried a more accurate headline like: “Hamas Attack in Jerusalem Kills 3-Month-Old Baby Girl”.

It was perfectly clear that this incident was not a simple road traffic accident, and yet, the CBC placed the emphasis on the vehicle rather than the terrorist driver behind the wheel. This was clearly not a case of vehicular manslaughter, but of intentional terror against innocents.

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CBC brass have gone to ground

The CBC will need to replace Jian Ghomeshi as host of Q, its flagship radio show.

Here’s a better idea:

Maybe it’s time to replace the CBC.

In recent years, the tax-guzzling network has lost reams of reach, respect and relevance.

Worse, it has now betrayed its puffed-up claim to be the country’s conscience and moral compass.

You can’t be sanctimonious after you dismiss years of dark rumours about your radio golden boy, allegations of sexual violence, until they bite you in the ass.

CBC brass have gone to ground, using the new police probe and Ghomeshi’s $55-million lawsuit as shields, but they can’t hide the sordid details forever, though they will try.

The CBC is becoming an embarrassment, after a steady fall from grace.

“The CBC may think it is a special, independent, Crown agency. This is wrong,” the late lamented finance minister Jim Flaherty said during budget talks last year.

A billion bucks a year the CBC costs us? Which would you rather have, a state broadcaster that doesn’t even own hockey anymore, or a billion bucks every year toward, say, subways? Or paying off the debt. Or lowering taxes.

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CBC president Hubert Lacroix attacks ‘outrageous’ sexual harassment story

CBC president Hubert Lacroix unleashed a ferocious retort against Sun News in front of a government committee Tuesday, saying the newspaper chain and TV network has mislead Canadians in their “outrageous” accusations that the public broadcaster is a hotbed for sexual harassment.

While Sun News reported that were 1,450 documents related to sexual harassment at the CBC since 2010, Lacroix said there had only been three complaints across the entire CBC network and all of them have been addressed.

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CBC announces another 392 layoffs

CBC announced Thursday another 392 jobs will be cut by March 2015.

  letter to employees indicated 115 corporate positions, 154 English jobs and 123 French positions will be eliminated by the end of the fiscal year.

The letter states more than one-quarter of the positions are already vacant because of departures or retirement, and some reductions have already been made.

Most of the layoff notices will be handed out by mid-November, the letter states.

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CBC President Hubert Lacroix Misled Parliament

In March 2013, CBC President Hubert Lacroix appeared before Parliament and denied that any sexual harassment of this sort took place at the CBC, following reports in The Sun. It’s clear now that Lacroix was misleading Parliament.

Lacroix’s opening statement in March 2013 to the House of Commons Standing Committee , later remarks and those of Monique Marcotte (Interim Executive Director, English Services Human Resources) were meant to reassure Parliament that the CBC is serious about sexual harassment in the workplace.

Some of Lacroix’s comments sounded like hyperbole, over the top in their sweeping claims. There were only 3 claims of sexual harassment said Lacroix. While it does not seem Lacroix gave sworn testimony, his testimony is called “evidence” and as an officer of the court and expected to be truthful in his statements.

Later in the session, his HR director contradicted Lacroix and said there were 62 reports of sexual harassment at the CBC, and those numbers don’t include any of the Ghomeshi allegations, allegations the CBC hushed up until now.

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More CBC Propaganda

CBC used an old photo of a Polish coal plant when talking about Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.

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CBC fires radio host for fear of publicity

More details of Jian Ghomeshi’s alleged violent sexual encounters have emerged on the heels of the CBC’s decision to cut ties with the prominent pop culture radio host.

A news report — which sat on the back-burner for months until the CBC abruptly announced the firing of the 47-year-old Sunday — outlines disturbing accusations made by four unidentified women.

While he maintains his sexual preferences are his “private life,” Ghomeshi said he has been open and honest with his employer throughout his ordeal.

And he claims the CBC chose to fire him out of fear the story might be publicized, even though there has been no formal complaints filed against him to human resources or cops.

Ghomeshi’s lawyers, Dentons Canada LLP, say they plan to file a suit against the CBC Monday.

“The action will claim general and punitive damages for among other things, breach of confidence and bad faith in the amount of $50 million,” the firm has said, adding Ghomeshi will also “commence a grievance for reinstatement under his collective agreement.”

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CBC to Ghomeshi: Walk away quietly or be fired

CBC star Jian Ghomeshi has been fired over “information” the public broadcaster recently received that it says “precludes” it from continuing to employ the 47-year-old host of the popular Q radio show.

Shortly after CBC announced Ghomeshi was out the door on Sunday, Ghomeshi released news that he was launching a $50-million lawsuit claiming “breach of confidence and bad faith” by his employer of almost 14 years. He later followed that up with a Facebook posting saying he has been the target of “harassment, vengeance and demonization.”

Ghomeshi said in his Facebook posting that his CBC bosses gave him a choice to “walk away quietly” or to be fired. He chose not to walk away and “publicly suggest that this was my decision.” And so, Ghomeshi said, he was “stripped from my show, barred from the building and separated from my colleagues.”

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CBC being sued for $50 million

Jian Ghomeshi plans to sue CBC for $50 million after being fired.

The host and cocreator of CBC's national cultural-affairs radio show Q is out of a job. But he's not going down without a fight.

Jian Ghomeshi will sue for $50 million in damages and file a grievance to be reinstated, according to a statement issued by the law firm Dentons Canada LLP.

Last week, Ghomeshi announced that he was taking a leave of absence "for personal reasons" from Q.

That was followed by a statement today from the Crown-owned broadcaster that its relationship with Ghomeshi had "come to an end". This was as a result of information that had come to its attention recently.

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More cuts at CBC announced by CBC President Hubert Lacroix

CBC President Hubert Lacroix has shared more details about the corporate-wide job cuts he first announced in June. In a meeting with union leaders, Lacroix said the CBC will lose another 400 jobs by the end of March 2015 bringing the total number of jobs cut at CBC this fiscal year to 1057. There will be another 400 job cuts to come by March 2016. Lacroix further added that another 400 and possibly more jobs will be cut by 2020.

"The union will continue to lobby all political parties to reverse the cuts, and increase the federal government's financial support for CBC/Radio-Canada," says CMG President Carmel Smyth.

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CBC Exposed for more bias

On the October 12 broadcast of CBC News Network at 8:05AM EST (watch here) and 3:50pm EST (watch here), CBC Anchor’s Reshmi Nair and Andrew Nichols both claimed that “most” of the Palestinian casualties killed in Gaza during the recent Israel-Hamas war were “civilians”.

These statements were not made in attribution and CBC therefore presented this claim as an undisputed fact. Importantly, Israel claims that about half of the dead were terrorists, the majority from Hamas while over 150 Islamic Jihad terrorists were killed. That’s a 1:1 ratio of combatant vs. civilian deaths which is almost unprecedented in modern warfare. The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has now examined 1,017 names of Palestinian war fatalities in Gaza. Of the 874 dead who could be identified, terrorist operatives constitute 49.8% and non-involved civilians constitute 50.2%.

Time and again, CBC journalists have made this claim, sometimes, like in a recent Derek Stoffel report on the National on Gaza’s rebuilding or in this CBC.ca report, these figures are attributed to the United Nations, but almost never does CBC acknowledge Israel’s accounting that half of the dead Palestinians were combatants.

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Is CBC President Hubert Lacroix under gag order

It does not make sense for Canada’s public broadcaster with a $1 billion in taxpayers money to harass a 66-year-old journalist with a disability on Canada’s smallest Province. Right?

The question is: why are they spending $100,000 on Alan V. Parish Q.C. lawyer? Does this increase their audience, revenues or cut costs?

Alan V. Parish Q.C. sent me a slap on the wrist email saying “…please do not communicate directly to officers of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with respect to this matter. Please channel all communications which you wish to make to the CBC with respect to this matter through me.”

At least it confirms Parish is working for the CBC in Pate Gate. And maybe the have President Lacroix under a gag order.

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Does CBC tolerate disability bigotry?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the $1 billion publicly funded Canadian broadcaster, feels no shame in disability bigotry. The CBC is spending $100,000 on lawyers trying to keep me from reporting the news from the provincial legislature in a 5 year battle.

Hubert Lacroix the President of the CBC is a disability bigot. Lacroix knows what’s going on and supports the CBC’s stand against disabled reporters. Just another legal battle. Send in the lawyers.

Lacroix is not alone. His board of directors support him.

Disability bigotry should not be tolerated but it is.

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THE MEDIA PARTY'S SECRET DEAL

Senior executives within the media party hold talks behind closed doors -- about manipulating the the news. Guess who they're conspiring to protect?

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CBC lost it all

The victors strode into the CBC’s Toronto headquarters at 250 Front St. West on June 1 in an especially humiliating denouement for what was left of the public network’s sports department and its version of Hockey Night In Canada.

Not only had Rogers Communications Inc. wrenched the Canadian national broadcast rights to NHL games from the CBC’s grasp with a stunning $5.2-billion payout over the next 12 years, but the Visigoths were actually at the gate. Part of the ensuing deal, in which those in charge of the CBC meekly handed over the company’s airwaves for free, was that the Rogers people connected to Hockey Night, along with some people hired from rival TSN, would use the CBC’s studios and take over the show’s office space on the north side of the eighth floor – the plushest in the building thanks to the show’s status as the network’s biggest money spinner.

After their failure to keep the NHL broadcast rights, the fallout was severe: The loss of a total of 657 full-time jobs in April at the CBC, along with a $130-million cut in its budget thanks in part to the loss of an estimated $225-million in annual advertising revenue (half of the company’s total).

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