Its 2017: 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. And now the new Trudeau Government has promised at least an additional $150 million dollars a year to this biased, wasteful government broadcaster. As is, Taxpayers continue to be hosed to the tune of about $100,000,000 (yes, 100 MILLION) of our taxes every 30 days with no CBC accountability to taxpayers as they continue with their biased news service serving only the extreme socialists and anti-Semitics. Wake up Canada!

cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about the "scandal du jour" and we will continue to expose their reports of waste, abuse and bias while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing CBC-HQ visits us daily to research our stories such as the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the award and legal costs for this CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers take note-this is a Perfect story for a Documentary!

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 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 Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and frequent 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 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, not give them more tax money.

What does it take for real change at the CBC? You! Our blog now 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, and ... sell the CBC.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Just who is the winner in partnership between Yellow Pages and CBC

In a press release dated August 20, 2013 in Market Watch it was announced that Yellow Pages Group and Canada's national public broadcaster (CBC) have extended an existing collaboration to provide CBC.ca users with local business listings and information.

But we have to wonder at the wisdom of this partnership. Internet technology is advancing at a phenomenal pace and one company that that is pushing the limits is the biggest search engine for local business and that giant is Google.

IT World recently published an article relating to the giant of search engines. Try searching in google for "coffee spots near me" or "coffee spots in Ottawa".  A small Google maps window will show up showing you where those shops are ... and how to get to them.  It's pretty simple for the average person to find what they want immediately when it comes to local business listings and information.

Another website ("SeeBest-web-design") had an excellent article called "Effective Business advertising: Four obsolete Marketing Methods in the Digital Age". I won't go into the whole article but one paragraph caught my eye: "While many yellow page directory services have created online versions to go along with the printed book, these are equally as ineffective. No one uses business directories to locate information on products or services, preferring instead to directly search for information on a search engine such as Google or Bing, or via social search in Facebook. Due to the high cost of advertising in yellow page and directory services, and the dwindling number of people looking to them for answers, the Yellow Pages are obsolete when it comes to advertising your business."

So there you have it. In my opinion I guess the winner would be Yellow Pages as they get cash and the losers would be the taxpayers of Canada who pay almost $100,000,000 a month to the coffers of the CBC.

Just another example of waste.

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