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!
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Exposed - Mike Duffy and the CBC
Here is one such story from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. As usual, feedback is welcome at cbcExposed@gmail.com
MIKE DUFFY AND THE CBC
The April 8, 2014 National Post front page headline screams: “You can’t just steal from your employer… You can’t abuse your position of authority to unjustly enrich yourself.”
Why not? Senior managers at the CBC appear to do it all the time.
In recent years, CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix overcharged the CBC by $30,000, but only went public with his ‘mistake’ after being outed in the press in 2014. Former CBC TV head Kirstine Layfield’s boyfriend was cast in the lead of his own CBC TV series, then he was given his own CBC TV show to direct, then he was made the Executive Producer of the CBC 75th Birthday Special. With his limited experience, and with his wife in charge, would this seem like nepotism to the average Canadian? Well yes, of course it would.
Not to be outdone, Layfield’s successor, Sally Catto, a lawyer, presided over the CBC development department that granted her husband’s company (Gangof2 Productions) five development deals within four years (2010-2013). And in 2011, long-time CBC executive Phyllis Platt was granted three development deals and three production orders (a six hour mini-series and two movies of the week) for her husband to direct, mere weeks after leaving a position that presided over the granting of funding for – you guessed it – all CBC movies and mini-series.
The ‘old girl’s club’ certainly appears alive and well at the CBC.
But if CBC executives can use their positions of power to unjustly enrich themselves (or their spouses), then why not Duff? Why the double-standard?
The CBC Code of Conduct and CBC Conflict of Interest guidelines strictly forbid all of the above (including the appearance of conflict of interest, as management is meant to be held to a higher standard). But the willful blindness of management and the CBC board of governors allows CBC corruption to continue unchecked. The whistle is screaming, but is anyone in Ottawa listening? Well no, not really. If they were, they would have put a stop to it by now. So why does the government turn a blind eye to questionable practices at the CBC?
Answer: mis-management of the CBC reflects poorly on the Harper government because the PMO’s office appointed CBC CEO Lacroix. And though Lacroix has managed to cut some CBC funding and staff, he has not only failed to clean the CBC house of corrupt practices, he has set a poor example with his own $30k overspend. Trudeau and Mulcair, on the other hand, promised to “restore CBC funding” if elected. So CBC insiders want the Duffy and Wallin scandals to stick to Harper in the hope they will trigger regime change and new funding.
And that is why CBC management is thrilled to have Mike Duffy to kick around: to distract us from their own flawed mandarins while they plea to the left for votes and cash in the run-up to an election.
 Zaib Shaikh is now married to Kirstine Layfield, who now calls herself Kirstine Stewart
 LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE
 Angus Fraser is married to Sally Catto.
 Peter Moss is the husband/partner of Phyllis Platt.