Poor Hubert Lacroix.
The president of the CBC is feeling put upon because, unlike other media outlets, we refuse to write glowingly about how wonderful the state broadcaster is.
Beginning almost a year ago, I started a semi-regular feature called “The Money Drain” that looks at CBC’s refusal to be open and transparent under the Access to Information Act.
In that time, CBC has refused to release the type of standard fare released by minister’s offices and departments under the same access law that is supposed to open government up to the people who pay for it.
Want to know how much CBC paid to replace the Hockey Night in Canada song they never should have lost? Too bad.
Want to know how much employee absenteeism is costing the taxpayer at CBC? They won’t say.
This series, combined with stinging reports on CBC’s failures from the federal information commissioner, has the Commons ethics and access to information committee examining Lacroix’s actions.
He isn’t happy about it.
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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.