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!

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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.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Parasitic sensationalists should not be allowed to reap personal benefit from their irresponsible actions

Ontario Supreme Court
Richard G. Dearden and Alan P. Gardner, for plaintiff.
M. Philip Tunley and David E. Leonard, for defendants.
CUNNINGHAM J.:—

INTRODUCTION

[1] On February 27, 1996, the CBC aired a one-hour documentary on the fifth estate called “The Heart of the Matter.” This story dealt with a controversial heart medication known as nifedipine, a product which had been on the Canadian market since 1981. By the early 1990s, a longer acting, slow-release formulation of nifedipine had been developed and introduced to the Canadian market. By the time of broadcast the older version of nifedipine was rarely being used. In March 1995, Dr. Bruce Psaty, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington produced an abstract of a case control study which seemed to suggest that nifedipine, in its short-acting formulation, rather than helping heart patients, might be endangering their lives.

[219] In light of the defendants’ reprehensible conduct towards this plaintiff, I have concluded that a message must be sent to the defendants. Parasitic sensationalists should not be allowed to prey upon society’s obsession with scandal and to reap personal benefit from their irresponsible actions. The malicious, offensive, cruel and insensitive conduct on the part of the defendants from the very beginning was such that I have little hesitation, on the facts of this case, in concluding that punitive damages are warranted.

(vii) Summary of Damages

[220] The plaintiff is entitled to general damages of $400,000, aggravated damages of $350,000 and punitive damages of $200,000. Accordingly, he will have judgment for $950,000, together with prejudgment interest in accordance with the Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43.

Read the full ruling here.

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