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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Secretive CBC lacking accountability ...

The main purpose of Parliament is to hold the government accountable for the way it spends your tax dollars, and to prevent the abuse of power. That was the origin of the Magna Carta, when Britain's nobles first forced King John to be accountable to Parliament back in 1215.

And it continues to this day.

Yet for all the oversight MPs provide, for all the legislation and promises aimed at providing transparency into how our tax dollars are spent, there is one government organization that thinks it is above it all: the CBC.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Heritage minister rips CBC for failing to disclose docs ...

CBC should abide by the law and disclose expense reports QMI Agency and others have requested, the heritage minister says.


"This is taxpayers' money. And as a Crown corporation, the CBC is accountable to Parliament and, yes, especially, to taxpayers," James Moore told MPs on the Commons' heritage committee Wednesday.
"When ordinary Canadians pick up their newspaper and they read stories about the CBC, we want to make sure that they have full confidence that the CBC is fulfilling these obligations under the access to information," he said.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CTF to CBC: No More Butlers and Champagne ...

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal Heritage Committee to tell CBC President, Mr. Hubert Lacroix, to end wasteful executive spending at the CBC.

CTF Federal Director Kevin Gaudet said “it’s time to end the champagne, butlers and first class travel at the CBC. Canadians don’t pay taxes so CBC brass can live the Hollywood lifestyle.”

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

CBC, A Taxpayer Bloodsucker!

Remember how all the lefties got their shorts in a knot about SUN News getting a CRTC license? They even got Americans and their money involved in the protest against a Conservative news station....yes, it seems lefties only hate Americans when Republicans are in charge. Even though SUN News was not asking for ANY taxpayer money, the lefties yelled, screamed and signed petitions against a station that might dare to express a different opinion on events that the lefties supported, like the huge money grabbing scam called "global warming". This was the end of Canada as we knew it, even though SUN News had not even been on air for one second.

Read the whole blog here ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

CBC contributes $3.7 billion in gross value to Canadian economy: report

Faced with that uneasy feeling of budget cuts on the horizon, the CBC released a study Wednesday that pegs their gross impact on the Canadian economy last year at $3.7 billion.


The analysis by consultants Deloitte and Touche LLP was commissioned by the public broadcaster in connection with their latest five-year strategic plan.

Read the story here and leave your comments!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fund the CBC or move to the States say CEEB supporters ...

Apparently I should move to the United States. That’s what one reader has told me for daring to write something that questions the CBC and their $1.1 billion subsidy plus their access to hundreds of millions of dollars more from other sources of government mandated money for broadcasters.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

St. Boniface Resident Launches Complaint Against CBC News ...

A homeowner on Horace St. where the alleged-car-thief-beaten-media-calls-it-racist-and-skews-facts/" target="_self">vigilante justice incident took place in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, has launched a complaint against CBC News with the network’s Ombudsman.


The homeowner spoke to reporter Gosia Sawicka on Monday and requested anonymity, fearing for his safety and retaliation. He requested that Ms. Sawicka and her crew not film the outside of his house or show him on TV.

Sounds like a pretty reasonable request, right?  Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

State-owned CBC competes against citizens ...

Trying to get viewers to watch the state-owned media instead of privately-owned media?  Why?  Won’t that damage the privately-owned businesses?  And what is the benefit of that?  So that’s weird.  Hey here’s a question: what kind of government even does that?  What kind of government competes against its own citizens — especially in the forum of ideas  — and politics?

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 20, 2011

CTV and Global get what they want; CBC outraged over exclusion ...

The CBC has strongly denounced the CRTC’s ruling today that will allow CTV and Global Television to negotiate distribution fees with the cable and satellite operators — but deny the CBC the same opportunity.

I don’t know if the ruling leaves the CBC without a business model. The CRTC appears to have excluded the CBC  because it receives public money.

Read the full story here and draw your own conclusions!

Friday, June 17, 2011

CBC ads spin expenses fight ...

Under attack for its lack of transparency and accountability, the CBC has taken out expensive ads in newspapers across Canada, promising Canadians that they will be up-front with information.

While the ad boasts of tens of thousands of pages released under Access to Information, it fails to mention that tens of thousands of pages have also been released with all relevant information removed, the result being either blank pages or pages covered in black marker.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Duhaime: Billion reasons why CBC bias stinks ...

During the election campaign, many of us were fed up by CBC’s biased reporting against the Conservatives.

What was said on French CBC on election night was not just slanted but a direct attack on the Conservatives. Daniel Lessard, the former Radio-Canada bureau chief in Ottawa who currently animates the political show Les coulisses du pouvoir, gratuitously remarked, “There is not a great cultural culture, if you allow me the expression, among the Conservatives. They are people who mainly watch American TV.”

A privately funded organization could write or say almost whatever it wants. However, when you ask taxpayers to contribute, different rules apply. It is politically unacceptable that media funded by our tax dollars be used as instruments of propaganda.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cop sues CBC over Tasered teen story ...

Edmonton police officer Mike Wasylyshen has filed a $100,000 defamation lawsuit against the CBC regarding a TV broadcast about him repeatedly Tasering a city teen.


According to a statement of claim filed in Court of Queen¹s Bench on April 28, Wasylyshen alleges the 2009 broadcast falsely stated he admitted to committing a number of violent and potentially criminal acts.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CBC in hot water over racial comments ...

CBC broke the rules by airing tasteless and abusive racial comments, Canada's television watchdog said Monday, as it ordered the public broadcaster to offer an "unqualified" apology to the public.


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said it received hundreds of complaints about a New Year's Eve show on Radio-Canada featuring numerous jokes about blacks, domestic violence and anglophones.

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Expert says CBC ignoring info requests ...

If the CBC is allowed to ignore access to information requests, it will weaken the entire system, which is designed to allow the public a peek at how their tax dollars are spent.

The CBC is fighting commissioner Suzanne Legault in court, trying to use their claim to exemption to stop Legault's office from examining the state broadcaster's files. Legault's legal team has argued in court that allowing CBC to skirt the rules will result in other government departments and agencies following suit.

Read the full story here.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The CBC: Because A Billion Dollar Subsidy Isn't Enough ...

If you’d like to send some friends an article from the CBC’s website, then the CBC would like $20. If you want to print six copies of an article, the CBC wants $10.

And if you’re interested in posting an excerpt of an article to your blog, then the CBC is interested in charging $500 to your credit card for each year your post is online.

Read the full story here.

Friday, June 10, 2011

CBC posted docs online following negative news coverage ...

The CBC's decision to begin posting access to information documents online appears to have been motivated by news coverage of their access problems, and a federal court ruling to hand over more information.


While the CBC has stated publicly that they were working on the project to release documents for about six months, internal emails show the project only really took form in September following reports on the CBC's court cases to keep documents secret.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tweet causes headache for CBC honcho

When you're in the news media, your tweets can lead to a lot of grief.

CBC business manager Mary Henricksen found that out this week when she posted a personal opinion about federal Heritage Minister James Moore on Twitter.

Responding to speculation that Moore might be moved out of his posting, Henricksen tweeted, "Oh, but we've trained him so well at Heritage ...can't we keep him?"

Henricksen hung up when pressed on whether her tweet was inappropriate, given that the CBC reports to the heritage minister.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Witch hunt by CBC a big waste ...

Surely this isn't the reason Canada has a public broadcaster.

If you didn't read last week's exclusive story in the Sun or haven't yet turned the page to read today's follow-ups, allow us to bring you up to speed.

According to an affidavit prepared by a former Scotland Yard investigator, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation spent thousands of dollars to research a Fifth Estate report on Manitoba's Peter Nygard. Airing a year ago, the one-hour report contained a litany of accusations against the high-profile fashion icon.

To read more click here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

CBC losses $36M in 2010: CRTC ...

Canada's national public broadcaster lost nearly $36 million last year, according to recently published figures from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posted a pre-tax loss of $35.4 million for the year ending Aug. 31, 2010, mainly due to rising costs. In 2009, it lost $22 million.

The CBC gets a $1.1-billion annual subsidy from the federal government and operates in many less profitable and remote regions of the country.

"It all seems like a losing proposition," said Stephen Taylor, director of the National Citizens Coalition, a taxpayer advocacy group.

The NCC wants to see the CBC privatized to ensure an equal playing field in Canada's TV industry.

To read the full story, click here.

Friday, June 03, 2011

CBC bosses take in top line perks ...

CBC's top executives are eligible for perks that include having their day care expenses paid, the cost of a home security system covered and having taxpayers pick-up the membership tab at exclusive clubs.

A listing of "Special and Discretionary benefits" for the state broadcaster's executive team would seem to indicate the top bosses at CBC are eligible for a clothing allowance and spousal travel benefits. Despite the records sheet being released showing sections with those headings for each executive, a CBC spokesman says that is not the case.

To read the full story on how your taxes are spent, click here.

CBC's big plan flawed ...

Our beloved Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is vowing to become more culturally relevant to Canadians, in part by opening more regional radio stations and expanding home-grown programming.

Unfortunately there's nothing in the Crown corporation's five-year strategic plan released Tuesday - called Everyone, Every Way - that would wean the bloated CBC off the taxpayer teat. Pity. Because that's what I'd really like to see.

The seven-page plan is full of the usual self-congratulatory propaganda CBC big-wigs like to publish, like how the taxpayer-funded media behemoth is "singularly positioned to fulfil a nation-building role." A nation-building role?

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

CBC destroyed notes on openness ...

CBC's commitment to openness and transparency met with a shredding machine or recycling bin in late November.


CBC executives were sending memos back and forth on how to best answer claims that they were not being fully open when it came to access to information requests.

It was earlier reported that CBC spent nearly $60,000 shredding documents to prepare for the government agency coming under the access to information system in 2007.

Read the full story by clicking here.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

CBC snubs taxpayers on cost of travel ...

CBC calls the At Issue Panel the most watched political panel in Canada and while you pay for the appearance fees and perks of the panellists, you can't find out how much it costs.

An access to information request asking for the cost of travel, accommodation, meals and hospitality for pundits or panelists traveling to Toronto to appear on The National has been denied.

Read the full story by clicking here.

Government to CBC: Be open, comply with law ...

CBC is currently fighting the federal information commissioner in court to stop Suzanne Legault's office from reviewing files that have been requested under the access laws but either not delivered or delivered with much of the information removed. Last year CBC racked up nearly 900 complaints with the information commissioner, far more than any other government department or agency.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the Harper government to do more than pay lip service to openness and force CBC to follow the access law.

Read the full story here.