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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Open Letter to CBC

This is a letter to us from a reader ... we have posted it here for your information WITH their permission to do so:
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Hello,

I am a French Canadian who has lived all across the country and like to read the news in both official languages as sometimes it gives different perspectives on a same topic.  However, I’ve been more and more disappointed with Radio-Canada as they are so Quebec-centric it is making me sick.  I’m originally from Labrador and now live in St. John’s, and I’ve lived in BC and Quebec.  I’ve emailed countless of times to Radio-Canada about how they forget (and steal) Canadians who are not living in La Belle Province.  In sports, it is common to read “The Quebecer X and the Canadian Y” in the same article, mentioning how our athletes succeeded.  During the last Federal Election, the Bloc was mentioned daily but good luck finding news about the Greens for example, a national party as opposed to a regional, country breaker party.  Their main news page (http://radio-canada.ca/nouvelles) is filled with Quebec news and if you want something from the Maritimes, BC or outside of Quebec, you got to do some work because it is not that simple to find in a buggy (yes!!) web site.  I’ve emailed them this month about this and their response from Pierre Champoux was:

“L’auditoire de ICI Radio-Canada.ca se trouve principalement au Québec et nous devons en tenir compte dans nos choix éditoriaux mais cela ne signifie pas que nous ignorions les informations provenant des autres provinces. Les pupitres nationaux sont en contact constant avec leurs collègues des régions
​du Québec et d'ailleurs au pays ​pour s’assurer de ne rien oublier qui soit d’intérêt pour les Canadiens. “

Personal Translation: “The Radio-Canada audience is mostly located in Quebec and we have to take that into account in our editorial choices, but this does not mean that we are ignoring informations coming from other provinces.  National desks are in constant communication with their colleagues in Quebec regions and elsewhere in the country in order to make sure that nothing is forgotten that is interests to Canadians.”

Radio-Canada (and CBC) is a NATIONAL organisation but most importantly, the SAME organisation.  Their claim that their French speaking audience is mostly located in Quebec is because they have alienated us outside Quebec to a point where we don’t even look at what they are doing.  And regardless, this is not Radio-Canada’s mission.  It is simply disgusting to see that I cannot see what’s happening here in NL in their national space but god forbid something going on in France, Spain, Europe of a small village in Quebec (a small business about beard trimming in rural Quebec tonight: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/2015/12/18/006-barbe-tendance-homme-masculin.shtml) can make its way there though.

The executives are completely disconnected from French Canadians.  They operate Radio-Canada as a Quebec news outlet.  I complained many times, especially during the elections, and I got told that I was lying when I have screenshot evidence of their poor, Quebec-oriented editorial choices.  They are not listening and don’t want to.  They are not even using the same web platform as CBC hence doubling the cost of developing a news web platform for a single, national, news outlet.  Their web platform is buggy (select your region as Newfoundland and Labrador and you end up with news from NB, or various rural regions of Quebec) and virtually unusable (can wait 1 minute, in 2015, to get a page!!) at times when CBC is always responding. 

I could go on and on with my rant.  But I am sick of seeing Radio-Canada being operated as a Quebec news outlet, meaning that Quebecers are getting way more than what they are paying for. This is stealing all tax payers.  I’ve discovered your site this morning and I found it simply brilliant.  I’m all for fairness and seeing how CBC (and Radio-Canada) steal tax payers money, I believe it should either be abolished, or the execs all be fired and sued for stealing tax payers money.  They know they are not respecting their primary mandate, and this is simply wrong and against the law.  Coming from an area where French speaking Canadians are a minority, I would believe Radio-Canada’s commitment towards minority regions and realities if they were to get more executives from outside Quebec, and invest more in their regional outlet outside Quebec.  At the moment, everything is Montreal-centric, then Quebec-centric and if there are crumbs left, than the rest can have them.

Keep on the good work and if I can help, let me know!


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