The CBC must take us all for fools and given that we keep paying their bills, we just might be.
Last week the state broadcaster trumpeted that it was a finalist for an award given to government bodies that show openness and transparency.
“We take transparency and accountability very seriously,” CBC president Hubert Lacroix said in a statement.
Then this week I opened my mail. I shouldn’t have been surprised really, it was par for the course for CBC: It sent me more files with all the relevant information stripped out.
See, back in 2007 when CBC came under the Access to Information Act, my employer Quebecor submitted an access request asking how much revenue CBC generated from Hockey Night in Canada.
They didn’t ask how much each ad cost or what special deal certain companies received. It was a request as to how much money CBC generated from hockey.
Given that CBC is owned by the government and paid for by all of us, this is the type of information it should readily turn over. After all, CBC regularly submits requests asking other government departments for information on files far more sensitive than hockey broadcasts and receives that information which it then turns into news stories.
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In the world of instant News availability for Canadians from a variety of sources, including the internet, CTV, Global, etc., why do we need a Government owned (read taxpayer subsidized) expensive CBC?
The CBC can be successfully privatized (CBC English, CBC French) to an array of qualified Canadian business groups such as Rogers, TELUS, Pattison and others, similar to the Liberal Government’s smart privatization of Petro Canada and Air Canada.
The Billions of dollars earned from the privatization of the CBC could pay down our debt and the $100,000,000 sucked from Tax Payers every 30 days could be re-directed to our critical Health Care needs, perhaps even adding Dental coverage for Canadians.
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Learn about Dr. Frans Leenen, who the CBC’s fifth estate slandered and then refused to apologize resulting in the largest Libel ever awarded against the Media in Canadian history. Taxpayers paid the damages. The B in CBC is for Bully.
Read and act, you can make a difference. Contact your MP; tell her/him it’s time to Privatize the CBC.