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.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Layoffs hit CBC News amid operating budget decline

Citing a decrease in its operating budget, the news division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced layoffs Thursday.

In its 2018-19 annual report, the CBC reported a 14.5 per cent decrease in revenue. The public broadcaster, which has a mixed funding model from government and advertising, reported $490 million in revenue for 2018-19, compared to $573 million in 2017-18.

CBC has to contend with a digital advertising market dominated by sophisticated technology firms such as Facebook and Google.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

CBC headline was “pathetic”

CBC, our national state broadcaster, falsely claimed that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper called for “regime change.” 

The National Post’s Chris Selley was quick to call out the two establishment broadcasters, tweeting “Regime change” has a specific meaning that Harper doesn’t even remotely allude to in the passages quoted here. He went on to say that the headline was “pathetic.”

CBC has since issued a correction on Twitter and in their original story, stating: “The headline and lead paragraph of this story has been edited from a previous version that stated Stephen Harper said regime change was needed in Iran. 

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CBC revenue plummets amid requests for more taxpayer money

The CBC’s TV ad dollars have plummeted by 37 percent as fewer than 1 percent of Canadians tune in to watch local newscasts, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

In the latest annual report, the CBC asked whether it could remain sustainable without the help of more Canadian tax dollars. In 2016, the Federal budget allocated $675 million to the state broadcaster, however, it seems this is not enough to keep the CBC above water.

In their annual report, the CBC blamed the atrophy of the media industry for their ills. They further stated that the crown corporation would likely have to reduce their services.

The CBC’s English-language programs ad revenues fell 37 percent and the French-langauge programs’ revenues fell by three percent, spelling unaccounted, million dollar losses.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

CBC exposes Antifa informant

In a show of incompetence, the CBC’s 5th Estate has accidentally released the identity of a longtime Antifa informant. This is someone who works with, employs, and shares information with the members and supporters of the violent Antifa movement: Schoolteacher Kurt Phillips.

The CBC was intending to cooperate with Phillips to conceal his identity, however when facial images were matched up, none other than Kurt Phillips, a Catholic School teacher in Drumheller Alberta was exposed as the mastermind behind ARC Collective.

ARC is a blog that was curated by Phillips until he recently resigned after his mask was removed. Phillips' blog has shared the personal information, addresses, photos of homes, names, and faces of people who Phillips unilaterally determines are “fascists”.

Read the full story here.

CBC accused of spreading racism

Did you ever think you’d see a time when the CBC, our notoriously leftist public broadcaster, would be accused of spreading racism, xenophobia, and “dog-whistle politics?”

A collective of 30 immigrant rights, indigenous rights, and labour organizations have sent an open letter to the CBC Ombudsperson, calling for an investigation into an episode of the CBC program The Fifth Estate titled “Passport babies: The growing shadow industry of Birth Tourism,” which aired January 5th, 2020.

The complaint, sent by Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, claims the CBC’s “Passport babies” episode is spreading “misinformation” that “increases the risk of violence and hatred toward migrants and their families.” Some of the groups that signed off on the complaint include Montreal Antifasciste, Idle No More, and Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network.

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Does CBC blame USA for air tragedy?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that intelligence obtained by Canada and its allies shows that the commercial aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, killing all 176 souls onboard, including 57 Canadians.

When a CBC reporter asked Trudeau if he blamed the U.S. for the crash, Trudeau failed to provide a straight answer or unequivocally reject the idea that the U.S. should be held responsible for the heinous actions of an adversarial government.

CBC’s David Cochrane put the following question to Trudeau: “If the intelligence is accurate, then it seems that this is the end result of a sequence of events that was sparked by the drone strike ordered by the U.S. president. So given the information you have, how much responsibility does the United States bear for this tragedy?”

“Who’s to blame?” asks the CBC’s Andrew Nichols. “Is it the U.S.? Is it Iran? Or is it both?”

Putting the blame for an Iranian missile, launched by the Iranian government, in Iran, on Canada’s closest and most important ally takes a certain level of derangement. But given the repeated line of reasoning by several CBC reporters, that appears to be the editorial position of Canada’s state broadcaster.

Read the full story here.

Friday, January 10, 2020

CBC’s Katie Simpson claim Donald Trump may be responsible

Watch CBC’s Katie Simpson claim Donald Trump may be responsible for the death of 63 Canadians aboard ...

Canada needs CBC whistleblowers

Several months ago I argued with Quillette editor and National Post contributor Jonathan Kay on Twitter about the inherent bias the CBC has for the “natural governing” Liberal Party of Canada.

Kay dismissed my charge that the employees at the CBC are generally in the tank for Trudeau’s Liberals.

I countered that more left-wing individuals at the CBC inevitably get in line when push comes to shove.

I know this is the case because I can still distinctly remember the election bias from the last campaign in 2015.

But the CBC outdid itself this time around.

As the CBC incessantly went on about SoCon issues that would not get any attention in Ottawa if the CPC won, it downplayed real issues like national debt, the SNC-Lavalin scandal and graft.

It’s almost as if Canada needs CBC whistleblowers to expose the political bias and nepotism within the state broadcaster—as just happened to CNN in the U.S.—to reveal just how in the tank its journalists are for the Liberals.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The perils of being 'casual’ at the CBC

When Samantha Garvey landed a job at CBC Radio in Kamloops, B.C., in December, 2012, she was so excited that she took two photographs to memorialize the occasion: One of the e-mail with the good news, and another of her new e-mail address. “When I went to journalism school, I didn’t want to work [just anywhere] as a journalist,” she recalled recently. “I wanted to work at CBC. That was the goal.”

But Garvey had gotten only a toehold, landing a spot on the roster of employees known as “casuals” who work week-to-week – or sometimes day-to-day – without any job security.

A little more than five years after taking those celebratory photographs, crushed by the pressures of her precarious employment and with her health suffering, Garvey walked out the door for the last time.

Her experience is a glimpse into the little-seen plight of almost 1,100 non-permanent employees of CBC/Radio-Canada, who sometimes work for years as second-class citizens in vain hopes of securing staff positions.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

CBC/Radio-Canada programming - Share your ideas

Share your ideas: CBC/Radio-Canada programming

Current status: Open
Start date: November 25, 2019
End date: February 13, 2020

We’re seeking input about the programming of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Société Radio-Canada (CBC/Radio-Canada) as part of the process to renew their broadcasting licences. 

CBC/Radio-Canada’s current licences will expire on August 31, 2020. We want to make sure that the content produced and distributed by CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the diversity of Canada’s population, while meeting its needs in both official languages.

How to participate

There are a few ways you can participate. Keep in mind that we’ll make all submissions public.

Share your ideas online

Fill out the online form by 8 p.m. (ET) on February 13, 2020 to share your comments. You’ll have to agree to our privacy statement first.

Participate by mail

Write a letter to the Secretary General with your ideas and input to the mailing address below.

Send us a fax

Make yourself heard by sending a fax to the number below.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We invite all Canadians to share their views on the content produced and distributed by the national public broadcaster.

Key topics for discussion

We must make sure that CBC/Radio-Canada continues to carry out its mandate so that Canadians have access to predominantly Canadian programming services that:
  • reflect Canadians across the country in both official language communities while meeting their needs and interests
  • reflect the multicultural and multi-ethnic nature of Canada, including Indigenous peoples
  • are of high quality and support Canadian creators and producers
  • are accessible and discoverable in Canada and abroad
  • contribute to democratic life in Canada by providing high-quality and reliable news and information
See the Notice of Consultation for more details before you participate.

Your comments

Take a look at the comments shared so far.

Public hearing

As part of the review, we’ll hold a public hearing in the National Capital Region beginning on May 25, 2020. Everyone is invited to attend. You can also listen to the audio feed of the hearing.

Related information

Contact us


Secretary General
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 0N2


Tuesday, January 07, 2020

CBC broadcast read more as ad for extremist group

CBC’s The Fifth Estate aired a broadcast on antifa Sunday night, and at times the 30-minute episode read more as an advertisement for the extremist group than an investigative report.

“Right-wing hate is growing everywhere, including Canada. And it is being met with a movement desperate to stamp it out.” Fifth Estate host Gillian Findlay said, introducing antifa. The activists The Fifth Estate utilized for the episode were mostly anonymous.

No mention was made of the antifa assaults on CBC and Global News videographers, and the promises of violence against journalists from Canadian Antifa Black Bloc. And despite montages of politicians warning of the threat of far-right violence, The Fifth Estate also failed to note that both the FBI and Homeland Security in the United States have repeatedly warned of the violent threat posed by antifa.

Read the full story here.

Monday, January 06, 2020

CBC sides with the job killers

CBC sides with the job killers in BC First Nations pipeline protest court case.

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, we looked at the difference between a CBC article on what was presented as an First Nations pipeline protest and compared it with the facts in the British Columbia court case.

Friday, January 03, 2020

CBC report will astound you

Albertans are staring down the barrel of an unwanted federal carbon tax.

That’s right — even though Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government learned that Canadians see the hugely unpopular carbon tax as a literal cash grab (and that Albertans said no to the tax twice), they still forced it upon us.

Now, the tax — which came into force yesterday — means that Albertans will pay about seven cents more per litre for gasoline and 8.1 cents more per litre for diesel. (It’s tantamount to daylight robbery!)

But have you heard about how they’re trying to sell the idea to Canadians?

The audacity of Trudeau’s lackeys at the CBC will astound you.  Here's the video report:

Thursday, January 02, 2020

CBC wasting taxpayer money

CBC’s mandate in the broadcasting act is to “be predominantly and distinctly Canadian, reflect Canada and its regions to national and regional audiences, while serving the special needs of those regions.”

Then again, much of what CBC does falls well outside their mandate.

They run a free music streaming service to compete with private sector offerings like Spotify.

Why are tax dollars being used to let Canadians stream artists like Elton John or Taylor Swift?

For that matter, why did CBC start an online section for opinion columns and build up their online news to compete with every newspaper in the country?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CBC’s The National very narrow ideological spectrum

I hope that, like me, you’re enjoying the brilliant self-parody CBC’s The National has been running as the holidays approach.

The New York Times claims it provides “all the news that’s fit to print.” The National produces “all the news that fits in the very narrow ideological spectrum of downtown-urban wokeness.”

There are four essential components to The National these days: something climate, something anti-Trump, something Lefty-heroic, and something Indigenous. Other news is allowed but these seem obligatory.

We all pay for CBC. Far from all of us see our concerns reflected on it. And based on what the ratings show us, not many are watching, at least not The National.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 30, 2019

CBC commits journalistic malpractice

Journalistic malpractice: CBC omits refugee claimant surge in Toronto homeless crisis stories.

Two weeks ago CBC’s The National aired a report on the homeless crisis in Toronto, where the shelter system is currently overwhelmed with people needing a place to stay during the harsh winter nights, with many being turned away because of lack of beds at many locations. The CBC story failed to include any mention of the thousands of refugee claimants who have illegally entered Canada from the U.S. border and sought shelter in Toronto over the past few years that is the major factor in the system being overloaded.

The story with the major omission became the most popular story on CBC’s website by Thursday afternoon, misinforming the public.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 27, 2019

CBC edits out President Trump

According to conservative activist Ryan Fournier, the CBC, the state-funded broadcaster of Canada, has edited out President Trump’s iconic cameo from their broadcast of the Christmas movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

The claim has been verified by American news outlet PJ Media, which reports, “CBC edited out Donald Trump’s cameo from the 1992 movie. And people watching it were quick to report the suspicious omission on social media. Some were outraged, and the snowflakes were thrilled.”

Many commentators on social media have expressed that this particular edit was political. CBC coverage is highly critical of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

CBC program described as “government-funded bullies,”

The CBC’s comedy show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes appears to have rubbed some social media users the wrong way, after posting a tweet which fat-shamed Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

On Tuesday, the Twitter account for the CBC comedy posted “Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will not run for leader of the Conservative Party. But he will run for a hot dog dangling from a string.”

Within moments, a significant number of Twitter users, including prominent Conservatives, attacked the comments for shameless making fun of the Premier’s weight.

Former Saskatchewan Premier posted in response that the joke was lame and an unfunny gratuitous personal insult, while also pointing out the fact that 22 Minutes is funded through Canadian tax dollars.

Some even described the program as “government-funded bullies,” for their willingness to attack the Premier for his body size.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 20, 2019

CBC employees overpaid and performance has been questionable

News media is undergoing a rapid and beautiful process of creative destruction: digitalization means vastly lower costs, fewer barriers to entry, and a wider variety of competing options for consumers to enjoy. Amid this innovation and weeding out stands the too-big-to-fail albatross, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

That begs the question: if the CBC is growing obsolete and people favour other sources, ones that do not cost the taxpayer, how is that a bad thing?

The truth is that the CBC has become a gravy train for elites, with the backing of government unions. These elites have managed to persuade people that they are desperate and hard done by, while the average salary at the broadcaster is $100,528 per year. That is well into the top 10 per cent of all Canadian earners and 23 per cent more than the average earnings of a private-sector TV employee, even before the CBC's luxurious benefits.

Not only are CBC employees overpaid, their performance has been questionable.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

CBC article misled Canadians

A CBC article on a survey of how many Canadians experience racism originally misled Canadians by overstating the results by 400%.

The article which was originally titled “It’s a constant battle’: Nearly 40% of Canadians experience racism in the workplace” inflated the survey’s results by five times the actual 8% of Canadians who experienced racial discrimination while at work.

Statistics in the piece come from the Environics Institute’s 2019 Race Relations in Canada report.

In reality, the survey points to several positive attitudes about race in Canada, despite CBC’s reporting.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CBC claims contradicted by memo

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation once claimed the loss of licensing rights to Hockey Night in Canada only cost the network a “few dollars.”

That’s apparently not the case, according to an Access to Information memo obtained by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The memo reportedly confirmed a steady decline in ad revenue for the CBC ever since the network lost the rights to Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC), which they held from 1952 to 2014.

The memo stated the CBC lost $260 million in ad revenue within two years of losing HNIC.

Ex-CBC executive Richard Stursberg told the Senate communications committee that the “loss of hockey is going to have serious financial consequences.”

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CBC using public slush fund to grab more advertising dollars

The new CBC plan, a complete reversal of the corporation’s much ballyhooed proposed strategy of less than three years ago, is to go all out for a bigger piece of the Canadian advertising pie, including skimming bigger shares of the online digital ad market.

In late 2016, under former CBC/Radio Canada chief Hubert Lacroix, the corporation proposed “removing advertising from CBC/Radio-Canada.” The strategy, said the CBC report, would “free up advertising revenue to help… private media companies transition to a digital environment.”

Now, under the CBC’s new president, Catherine Tait, the public broadcaster — which received $1.1 billion in federal cash last year — aims to do the opposite. It plans to continue to use that billion-a-year public slush fund to grab more advertising dollars and build a digital machine that will make it even more difficult for its private media competitors to transition to a digital environment.

The CBC has failed to reveal the amount of money it is now diverting into building a media machine that directly competes with private media, including other TV networks, newspapers and countless digital sources of news and information.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 16, 2019

CBC Bet $80 Million And Lost

CBC TV has struggled ever since it lost NHL hockey to Rogers in 2013. Sports, especially hockey, have always been the CBC's fallback programming strategy and when Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.

CBC management said that the Olympics would "break even" or "make a small profit" and that the decision was "fiscally responsible."

Did CBC make a good business decision for taxpayers, its 'shareholders'? Did the games break even or make a profit? CRTC data on CBC ad revenues show that the Olympics had a relatively modest impact on revenues in 2016. CBC English increased revenues by some $45 million in 2016 and the French network had basically no increase. So, overall, in 2016 the Olympics cost the CBC $80 million and generated incremental revenues of only about $45 million, creating a net loss of some $35 million.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Is CBC the blame for news media decline?

A new report this week from Winnipeg media consultant Ken Goldstein’s Communications Management Inc. contains a series of statistical graphs that plot the astounding collapse of the Canadian newspaper industry’s business model. While there’s nothing really new here, the visual scale of the decline as plotted by Goldstein is stunning. Every component of newspaper industry metrics — circulation, ad revenues, market penetration — shows declines of 50 per cent or more over the last decade. In 2000, 45 per cent of Canadian households paid for newspapers. Today, fewer than 15 per cent get the paper.

Goldstein also draws attention to another issue: The role of the CBC as a market disruptor that is undermining the evolution of the newspaper industry. Goldstein says the CBC’s online news operation — which employed between 750 and 1,000 journalist and is separate from its billion-dollar broadcast operations — receives at least $100-million a year in annual subsidy. That same online news operation also collected $42.6 million last year in advertising revenue.

Projected over five years, the numbers suggest CBC online will have $750 million in government-sanctioned funding to directly compete with the private media companies that are struggling to survive. There is no policy justification for turning the national public broadcaster into a public online news organization.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

CBC groveling is coming

Our CBC has perverted the motives of its nationalist founders. The CBC was founded in the 1920’s. to counteract the cultural influence of large American radio stations which were broadcasting their programming into Canada. The CBC’s founders believed that Canada had to fight back against the culturally-colonizing influence of the U.S. In the founders view, if Canada did not fight back, Canada would be overwhelmed and its heritage from its French and UK founders would be erased and replaced by that of the U.S. 

Today, Canada faces re-colonization and being culturally overwhelmed by recent immigrant groups such as the Sikhs, Chinese and Muslims. However, instead of resisting, our CBC has sided with the interests of these ethnic groups– even when those ethnic interests are dramatically opposed to the interests of Canada’s majority population. 

Many CBC programs are preceded by theme music. To most Canadians, the appropriate sounds that should precede all immigration-related CBC interviews should be the sound of CBC tongues on the boots of Canada’s immigration lobby (IMMIGRATION LOBBY = Canada’s ethnic groups who want to increase their numbers, corrupt immigration lawyers, sleazy immigration consultants and immigration advocate hacks). This sound would help immeasurably to warn Canadians that CBC groveling is coming.

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CBC Ad Revenue Plunging

The Toronto Sun noted that CBC’s ad revenue went from $192.2 million in the first two quarters of 2014, and has now fallen to $92.8 million in the first six months of 2019.

A key reason for the loss of ad revenue is because CBC’s viewership is plunging.

Unfortunately, CBC will continue to hobble along due to federal government funding, money forcibly extracted from taxpayers. And this endless amount of taxpayer money means CBC is never forced to actually adapt or realize that their content isn’t resonating.

For example, CBC’s endless focus on US politics means that their coverage is often identical to what Canadians can find on any of the many US networks that are shown in our country.

It seems no matter how badly CBC fails, their only ‘solution’ is to just take more and more of our money.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What if there was NO CBC?

How would the Canadian broadcasting system look if there were no CBC? 

What would be the programming mix? Would it be deficient, leading to market failure? Digitization, convergence, and the development of the Internet are transforming broadcasting. 

If there were no CBC, would we create such a public service broadcaster now in a broadcast system where numerous choices, including 64 specialty channels, are available by cable and direct broadcast satellite? Would the benefits of creating a CBC be greater than the costs? 

If we invented a CBC today, what would be its focus? How does this compare to CBC's current operations and to the vision of its President? Our examination of these questions will concentrate on CBC English television.

Read the full discussion here.

Editors note - dated, but this is a very interesting read!

Monday, December 09, 2019

CBC's new format is failing

The CBC has continually seen its audiences and ad revenues retract over the past five years, according to Ottawa news outlet Blacklock’s Reporter.

The public broadcaster’s shrinking audience and relevancy has led to ad revenues dropping 53 percent from 2014 to that of 2019.

Almost two years ago the CBC relaunched its flagship show The National with a new format, replacing anchor Peter Mansbridge with four anchors. Despite The National‘s audience dropping 10 percent (from 525,000 to 460,000) by April of 2018. By June 2019 the audience had dropped off another 59,000, or 13 percent. Even though the new format is failing, a distant third for ratings compared to CTV and Global, the CBC has continued on with the new format and four hosts.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 06, 2019

CBC and Immigration

Immigration Watch Canada has justifiably lost patience with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The CBC has shamelessly appointed itself as the propaganda arm of Canada’s immigration lobby (immigration lawyers, “mass immigration” advocates, and ethnic groups. Every day, it betrays Canada and its majority population. It is a quisling organization and it deserves our contempt.

For the record, we provide below an earlier description of our case against the clear bias in the CBC. That description continues to apply, but the CBC’s behaviour has become much worse.

Read the full report here.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

CBC deep pockets prohibit entrepreneurs

As advertising has disappeared, the audience must become the main source of funding for any news organization’s long-term survival.

Public opinion research in recent years has consistently shown that only about 9 percent of Canadians are prepared to pay for news online. That’s because they see news available for free everywhere online and they have limited or no ability to differentiate between quality and commodity.

What about the public broadcaster? What role does the federal government see for CBC/Radio-Canada in all this? CBC/Radio-Canada has already moved aggressively into the digital world, competing with newspapers online for news, opinion and — most important to the private sector — online advertising dollars.

Does the prospect of competing against the relatively deep pockets of the CBC prevent entrepreneurs from launching news startups in communities across the country? Should government place fences around the activities of the broadcaster it owns?

Read the full story here.