It's 2018 and cbcExposed continues to hear from confidential sources inside the CBC about CBC management snooping on its employees, company waste, low employee morale, huge salaries and benefits for the President and other senior management, gender bias and other scandals and we will continue to expose their reports on our blog while we protect our sources. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us and read our stories such as news bias, waste, the CBC Sunshine List, ongoing scandals including the epic Dr. Leenen case against The Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal 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 an award winning 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 with 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 Bell Media-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

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- certainly not give them more of our tax money-enough is enough!

The CBC network’s ratings continue to plummet while their costs and our tax- payer subsidies continue to go up! In 2018 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 every year. That’s 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!

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.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

CBC a haunted museum of bloat

CBC’s television and online news departments are a haunted museum of bloat, larding tons of valuable content with tiresome victim-mongering; endless why-didn’t-the-government-prevent-this stories; Trudeau propaganda snaps beamed straight in from the Prime Minister’s Office; a dumb, tawdry nightly newscast; an opinion section that pays writers way over market (though, ahem, nothing more than what’s fair!); Canadian Press wire copy of which a lavishly resourced public broadcaster has no earthly need; and an entire clickbait department that’s stealing digital advertising revenue from private-sector outlets.

It has no clear mandate to do much of this in the first place — indeed, the Heritage Committee recommended getting CBC out of digital revenue altogether — and unlike CBC Radio and SRC, I’m not aware of a single human being who supports the TV/online status quo.

Read the full opinion piece here.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CBC Gives a Platform to Gaza Flotilla Fiasco

On May 25, CBC News online published a report by Caitlin Taylor entitled: “This Yukoner is joining a fleet of people en route to Gaza. Ron Rousseau of Carcross is aiming to raise awareness of Palestinians’ plight.”

HonestReporting Canada filed a complaint on May 27 with senior CBC News editors asking that this report be amended in the interests of fairness and balance and to ensure conformity with CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.

There were three glaring omissions not featured in this article about this topic of controversy:

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CBC criticized for amount of American TV

Even as the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s top brass hold two days of strategy meetings in Ottawa, the pubcaster is continuing to come under fire for scheduling too much American fare in primetime. 

Among the revenue-raising measures being considered at the two-day senior management meeting is the possible introduction of more U.S. fare onto the schedule as a way of subsidizing Canadian content production.

But Stephen Waddell, national executive director of Canadian actors union ACTRA, said the CBC should instead cut back sharply on American fare to distinguish itself from private sector rivals.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 28, 2018

CBC Broadcasts Outrageous Jewish Conspiracy Theory

Disturbingly, on May 20, CBC’s “The Weekly” news program aired an odious “news report” and “interview” that was nothing short of a Jewish conspiracy theory. The CBC News program hosted by Anchor Wendy Mesley interviewed Ken Vogel, a political reporter for the New York Times.

The CBC program centres on how wealthy Jews (specifically casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his net worth of $40-billion+) effectively control U.S. President Donald Trump and his inner circle which was “instrumental in persuading Trump” to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.

The report attempts to shame former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper for having “ties” with Adelson and for their shared values and interests when it comes to being a friend to Israel and for being critics of the Iran nuclear deal. Mesley lists 9 ties on her Twitter thread.

At its core, the report centres on how Jewish money, which is both influential and “disproportionate,” effectively controls U.S. Middle East foreign policy which thereby enables the Israeli tail to wag the American dog.

Adelson is described as “the Godfather of the Republican party”.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 25, 2018

CBC External Legal Fees

Payment of 2011 External Legal Fees.

We wish to have access to and/or a copy of all and/or any records held by CBC which pertain to fees paid by the CBC in 2011 for outside legal services and, in particular, but not exclusive of, the legal costs to the CBC to defend Quebecor's lawsuits against the CBC, M. Rabinovitch, M. Lafrance, M. Clement and/or M. Asselin.

The results?

1,513 invoices - total amount $3,980,615.59

See the full pdf report here.

CBC website outlining External Legal Fees Access to Information  ... click here.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

CBC's Tax Dollars Cost Canadians Too Much

When the Access to Information Act was passed in 1985, it was obvious to some that its terms could be used to hide, as well as to disclose information.

So Access to Information legislation is not only no guarantee for increased openness and transparency by government, but can be misused as a formula for concealing or obscuring information.

Nowhere is this more prevalent than within the CBC.

By keeping salaries secret, gratuities secret, entertainment costs secret, travel costs secret, absentee costs secret, the CBC is violating its mandate and should be an embarrassment for every CBC employee.

The CBC is not a private company. We all have a right to know how it spends the money taxpayers provide.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CBC has become a gravy train for elites

News media is undergoing a rapid and beautiful process of creative destruction: digitalization means vastly lower costs, fewer barriers to entry, and a wider variety of competing options for consumers to enjoy. Amid this innovation and weeding out stands the too-big-to-fail albatross, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Already costing taxpayers $1.04 billion in 2015 and facing rising competition, the CBC's fiscal burden is set to jump by $75 million in 2016 and $150 million in 2017. Regarding the higher price tag of the state broadcaster, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has deflected by saying that “believing in innovation is also believing in the talent and in the creativity of Canadians.” Apologists further contend this is necessary to save the CBC from "extinction."

That begs the question: if the CBC is growing obsolete and people favour other sources, ones that do not cost the taxpayer, how is that a bad thing?

The truth is that the CBC has become a gravy train for elites, with the backing of government unions.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CBC News accused of spreading misinformation and propaganda

On May 17, HonestReporting Canada notified senior editors at CBC News, CTV News, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Star, about how these media outlets wrongly identified a dead Palestinian as a “medic,” whereas in fact, he wast a member of the Hamas terrorist organization.

Hamas produced an infographic which acknowledges that Abuhassanin is one of their members. He’s pictured on the top row, 2nd from the right identified by HRC with the red circle. (HonestReporting Canada secured an expert translation of the infographic which describes Abuhassanin as being a “Captain” of Hamas’ “Civil Defense Service” which belongs to the Hamas Ministry of Interior which is responsible for all “security” services.)


The individual in question was named Musa Abuhassanin who was reportedly shot and killed (allegedly by Israeli snipers) after having helped Palestinian-Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani, a well known anti-Israel activist.

CBC Radio’s As It Happens program on May 15 featured an interview with Dr. Loubani who described Hamas “medic” Musa Abuhassanin as “my rescuer, he was a very bright guy, an incredible man.” Loubani has also described Abuhassanin as having had “had a great laugh and was a good paramedic”. The CBC As It Happens website describes Abuhassannin only as a “medical volunteer”.

To date, Tarek Loubani has not commented on the revelation that Abuhassanin was a member of the outlawed terror group Hamas, a man Loubani described as being his “rescuer, he was a very bright guy, an incredible man” who “had a great laugh and was a good paramedic”.

In light of this revelation, it’s of paramount importance that our media reserve judgement and do their due diligence to report the facts once they are established, instead of spreading misinformation and propaganda.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 18, 2018

CBC Anchor Carol Off Accused of Being A “Conspirator with Hamas"

CBC Anchor Carol Off Accused of Being A “Conspirator with Hamas” and “Abettor of Terrorism” by Israeli MK Michael Oren.

Yesterday evening, the CBC Radio program As It Happens featured a blatantly one-sided and bellicose interview conducted by Anchor Carol Off and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S and current Deputy Minister in the Israeli government, Michael Oren, discussing the recent riots along the Gaza-Israel border.

Anchor Carol Off is known for her animus towards Israel. In the interview, Oren blamed Hamas for the bloodshed at the Israel-Gaza border this week, and said that the media, including CBC Anchor Carol Off, were doing the terrorist group’s bidding and were “complicit”. Oren accused Off of being a “conspirator with Hamas” and an “abettor of terrorism”.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

CBC Mideast Bureau Chief inserts personal opinions

On May 8, CBC Mideast Bureau Chief Derek Stoffel and Globe and Mail Senior International Correspondent Mark Mackinnon took to Twitter to tacitly disagree with Israel’s decision to expel Human Rights Watch (HRW) Director Omar Shakir due to his alleged support of BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel.


Both reporter’s inserted their personal opinions on this topic and implicitly cast doubt that Israel is the Middle East’s sole democracy. The reporter’s efforts were derisive.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CTV trumps CBC in ratings

Including airings on both CBC and CBC News Network, “The National”‘s average minute audience between Aug. 29, 2016 to April 9, 2017 was 866,000 viewers, according to data supplied by ratings agency Numeris. Including all CTV and CTV News Channel broadcasts, the average audience of “CTV National News” during the same period was 1.3 million.

In an age when many viewers consume news all day on social media, some say “The National” needs to focus on in-depth conversation and context to the headlines.

“The only way a newscast like that, I think, is going to work in the future is (if) it’s not going to tell you the news, it’s rather going to make sense of the news,” said Richard Stursberg, a former CBC executive and the new president of the writers’ group Pen Canada.

Stursberg argued the role of news anchors has changed in the digital age and they now have much less influence.

“The idea that there’s a father figure or a mother figure who is the trusted source of all wisdom that comes from the national newscast, I think those days are just gone,” he said.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CBC and local news

In the last half-century, waves of budget cuts and consolidations have transformed the CBC into a primarily national broadcaster. Regional directors have relatively smaller budgets and less control over them. Most stand-alone, regionally produced documentary and variety shows have disappeared. 

Local news survived through it all, but barely in some markets, as it went through a bewildering series of Toronto-directed changes in format, length and broadcast times. At one point, CBC headquarters dictated that the local news shows in two of Canada’s most dynamic metropolitan areas — Edmonton and Calgary — be merged into one. You’d be surprised (CBC executives were) how little Calgary residents were interested in Edmonton news. The ratings were so low that a CBC cameraman joked to me that it would save money to shut down the transmission tower and hand-deliver VHS tapes to anyone interested.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 14, 2018

CBC’s news segment needs overhaul

Change doesn’t seem to come naturally to the cbc, whose strategies remain stuck in the twentieth century. For more than a decade, The National’s ratings have been stagnant, while Canadians’ trust in media has steadily declined. The ‘90s saw an attempt at restructuring the program: the format at the time was a twenty-two-minute-long news segment at the top of the hour and a current affairs program, The Journal, at the bottom. They combined it into an hour-long news and current affairs show, Primetime News. It was a complete failure. Mark Bulgutch, a former line-up editor for The National who was working on the program at the time, says he knew that the merger wasn’t going to work. “The cbc continues to try to find the right format; to find better formats; to find smarter formats,” Bulgutch says. “It turns its back on the audience at its own peril—when looking for new audiences you’ve got to be careful that you don’t turn off the one that you already have.” The National returned to its pre-merger version a year later, and has remained more or less the same ever since.

As Bulgutch points out, it’s not necessarily the structure of the program that needs updating; The National’s competitors have succeeded in spite of, or perhaps because of, their staid format. “ctv has done the same newscast for sixty years,” he says. “They have an average audience bigger than The National’s audience every night and they don’t do anything different than they did in 1965.”

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 11, 2018

CBC tries to hide its happy face



With his ex-broadcaster wife at his side, Justin Trudeau adopted his best “looking into the future” expression and pledged a king’s ransom to Schitt’s Creek and Definitely Not the Opera.

“A new Liberal government will invest $150 million in new annual funding for the CBC,” said the Liberal leader as the Montreal crowd around him cheered

Somewhere among the spectators, a CBC reporter or two tried to look nonchalant: It’s always hard to look objective when a politician has just promised to give you millions of dollars.

And such is the endless quandary faced by the national broadcaster when covering elections. Unlike CTV, Global or pretty much any other media outlet covering the 2015 election, it is empirically in CBC’s best interest if the Conservatives lose on Oct. 19.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

CBC and Liberal Ties Exposed

I always thought that the CBC was biased towards Justin Trudeau for ideological reasons: they're left-wing, he's left-wing.

I thought it was also for reasons of class: they're Eastern Canadian elites who prefer Trudeau because he's one of their own.

Kind a spoiled trust-fund playboy as opposed to a middle-class Calgarian like Stephen Harper

And most of all I thought it was for pure financial self-interest.

Justin Trudeau promised the CBC a 150 election pretty much a taxpayer bribe to thousands of journalists

While every other media company in Canada is laying off hundreds of employees, Trudeau offered every CBC employee a job guarantee if he won.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Question: Is the CBC biased?

This is just the first answer ... see more at the link below and maybe add your comment there.

CBC has a reputation in Canada as being very progressive/left wing. Supporting left wing political parties may actually be self-serving for the public broadcaster. Liberal governments have consistently offered support for CBC, while Conservative governments have generally cut their budget. Supporting the CBC was in fact one of Justin Trudeau's campaign promises when he came to power with the Liberals during the last election.

For their part though, CBC has, like any good journalistic establishment should, done its best to remain unbiased, but they definitely have a reputation in Canada for being friendly with Liberals and harsh with Conservatives.

Read more comments here.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

A New Role for CBC/Radio-Canada

When it was created 80 years ago, CBC/Radio-Canada was meant to give a voice to Canadians in the new world of radio broadcasting. It did the same later when television became a mass media.

At the time, there were only a few private channels. There was an obvious role for a public broadcaster trying to reach all Canadians in big cities or small and remote communities; to connect them to the rest of the country and the world; and to bring them together through a shared expression of ideas and culture. It worked very well for several decades and had a profound influence on how we see ourselves and the world.

Fast forward to 2016. The media landscape, with its hundreds of channels and its millions of sources of information and culture, is radically different. Yet, CBC/Radio-Canada seems frozen in time.

It tries to occupy every niche, even though it doesn’t have and will never have the means to do so, with the result being lower-quality programming. The viewership for its English service in particular has reached new lows. To stay relevant, it reinterprets its mandate every few years, going from crisis to crisis.

Read the full speech here.

Monday, May 07, 2018

CBC warns of lawsuit over efforts to control salary negotiations

The CBC is warning the federal government that its efforts to control salary negotiations at the Crown agency could be at odds with the Broadcasting Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, leading to litigation.

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. chief executive Hubert Lacroix sent a letter to the Commons finance committee Wednesday, pleading for an amendment to the budget implementation bill to ensure the broadcaster's independence.

But when Liberal MP Scott Brison read parts of the letter to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the minister stiffly dismissed any possibility of changes to the bill.

"The CBC may think it is a special, independent, Crown agency. This is wrong," Mr. Flaherty said.

"All Crown agencies have a responsibility through ministers, back to Parliament, to the people of Canada. They can't do whatever they want, particularly with taxpayers' money. They can't just go off and pay their executives and pay everybody else whatever they want to pay them."

Read the full story of what happened here.

Friday, May 04, 2018

CBC allowed a tumor to grow

“CBC failed to live up to its obligations to provide its employees a workplace that is free from disrespectful and abusive behavior”

With the news, the public broadcaster has further cemented it’s notoriety in becoming the “poster child” of what not to do when handling workplace harassment issues. 

As I read through the report, 2 questions stuck in my head, and that is.…
  1. How does a large sophisticated organization like CBC commit such workplace blunders?  
  2. How did Mr. Ghomeshi’s troubling behaviour go unchecked for so many years?

I believe corporate politics and workplace culture has a lot to do with it.

This is common in many workplaces as well as in life - money, power and greed can lead to intentional blindness.  Senior executives at CBC chose to turn a blind eye because frankly, Mr. Ghomeshi was a money-maker.   

This is the downside of corporate politics whereby personal interests prevail with a disregard for the greater good.  Without the right values instilled and modeled from the top, the wrong ones will permeate throughout an organization at the expense of personal integrity and the well-being of employees who work there. 

In essence, CBC allowed a tumor to grow with ferocious power in the workplace.   A culture of fear, silence, disrespect and mistrust was then created. 

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

CBC Radio's audience share is a mathematical illusion

CBC is like a crazy, old aunt, unwilling to accept the reality of her circumstances.

In CBC's case it is the reality that its radio audience is comprised mostly of older Canadians.

CBC senior managers have recently boasted about the record high audiences of CBC Radio.

They gush over CBC Radio's audience share in speeches and public appearances, such as last month's appearance before a Senate Committee, but never acknowledge that loyal, senior citizen listeners are responsible for creating a mathematical illusion.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

CBC: Not the public’s broadcaster after all

With the CBC’s TV ratings down 40% to a specialty channel-like 5% share of viewers even before it lost its NHL contract, according to Canadian Media Research, it’s worth asking again what has gone wrong with the Mother Corp and what should be done about it?

Someone recently observed that the CBC is not about Canadian programming but programming Canadians to its enlightened view of how the world should work. Look at the litany of in-house CBC stars and ask if any are representative of ordinary Canadians and their values?

The result is a chorus of CBC reporters and producers affirming their assumed superiority by churning out a constant stream of intellectual bigotry that alienates its listeners.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

CBC Pushes For Website Blocking In Piracy Fight

Canada's media industry is lining up behind an effort to institute mandatory blocking of websites accused of piracy.

Consumer advocacy group OpenMedia said the proposal "would essentially create an official internet censorship committee within the federal government, and open the door for overreaching censorship in Canada."

The proposal "is like using a machine gun to kill a mosquito," OpenMedia executive director Laura Tribe said. "It will undoubtedly lead to legitimate content and speech being censored online, violating our right to free expression and the principles of net neutrality, which the federal government has consistently pledged support for."

Read the full story here.