The CBC continues to operate in a wasteful, bias manner serving the socialist left wing mandate only while continuing to lose viewers and advertising revenues. Scandals continue. An unsettling, ugly anti Semitic movement has grown in the CBC News operation, history experts will know that this troubling bias can have devastating results for our country. Act now- contact your MP, the PMO and the CBC to stop this frightening socialist anti Semitic driven bias now.

Disgruntled CBC workers continue to confidentially share their stories with us, reports of management snooping, waste, huge salaries for select senior management, content bias, low employee morale continue in 2019 and we will expose these activities in our blog while protecting our whistleblower contacts. We take joy in knowing that the CBC-HQ visits us daily to spy on us, read our stories and to find out who owns our for the Canadian people blog.

One of our most popular posts continues to be the epic Dr. Leenen case against the Fifth Estate (the largest libel legal case ever awarded against the media in Canadian history) yet where no one at CBC was fired and taxpayers paid the huge award and legal costs for this blatant CBC Libel action. Writers and filmmakers -this is a Perfect story for an award winning Documentary -ok - who would fund it and where would it air since the CBC owns the Documentary channel! Can you help? Please contact us.

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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 massive Tax subsidies money. It's time to stop being silent and start speaking up Bell-CTV, Shaw-Global, Rogers, etc.

Our cbcExposed Twitter followers and 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 anti-sematic 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 taxpayer bailout subsidies continue to go up! In 2019 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 taken from your pay cheques every 30 days and with no CBC accountability to taxpayers.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Absenteeism rife at CBC

Canadians paid nearly $18 million in one year for CBC employees who failed to show up to work.

According to the document, CBC employees were absent from work an average of 16.5 days. Statistics Canada figures in the report show public sector workers took an average of 12.6 days off while private sector workers took 8.9 days.

The report cites mental disorders as the leading cause of absenteeism (31% of all short-term absences and 44.6% of all long-term absences). The second leading cause was listed as "musculoskeletal problems."

Read more here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CBC Claim is False

The CBC’s flagship National newscast recently reported distorted facts and ignored relevant material on the crisis in Venezuela. The result created a false moral equivalence between the democratic opposition trying to bring in desperately-needed aid and the brutal dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro that’s blocking food from getting to starving people.

CBC is selective with facts. It approvingly quotes Amnesty International saying U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil “will surely hurt on the streets” but had not a bad word for the regime, which has inflicted massive human suffering.

In reality, oil money failed to reach “the streets” for years before the recent U.S. sanctions.

If anything, U.S. sanctions may deprive corrupt officials and the men with guns of some of their luxuries. But, and this must be emphasized, the CBC claim that food is not getting to the streets because of the U.S. is false.

This is not news and analysis, but spin to create a false equivalence while ignoring facts that directly contradict the spin.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How can CBC “unite” a country by attacking a faith

My relationship with the CBC as a listener ended about a decade ago when, during the course of a weekend’s air- time on Radio One, I heard veteran broadcaster Michael Enright make a series of crude anti-Irish jokes that might have provoked a few titters at an Orange Lodge, or been unremarkable banter in polite company almost a century ago, when Toronto was known as the Belfast of Canada.

I won’t bother unpacking the casual and time-honoured code that makes an Irish joke, by inference, a Catholic joke. There’s no point, since Enright has been quite forthright in his dislike of the Church, going back before the 1997 Globe and Mail article where he called it “the greatest criminal organization outside the mafia.” There’s probably some tortured back story here, as Enright went to the same private Catholic boys’ school I attended, but that’s also besides the point.

What is important is that there were thirteen million Catholics in Canada when Enright made his comment. One of the fondest refrains of the defenders of the CBC is that the national broadcaster “unites the country.” It’s a phrase used by Elizabeth May and the Green Party and by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, the interest group whose prime function is to refute attacks on the CBC in the public arena. It’s a strange institution that can “unite” a country by attacking the faith of over a third of its citizens.

Read the full story here.

Monday, August 19, 2019

CBC has assigned itself the job of fact-checker

CBC has assigned itself the job of fact-checker. But who fact-checks the fact-checkers?

“As part of our federal election coverage,” its website self-importantly declares, “CBC News is assessing the truthfulness, accuracy and plausibility of statements made by politicians and their parties.” Yes, the government-financed and government-owned broadcaster has assigned its very own self the job of assessing the “truthfulness, accuracy and plausibility” of politicians running for the Parliament that determines its budget.

Read the full story here.

Friday, August 16, 2019

CBC should engage in fact checking

Environmental filmmaker Andrew Nisker who calls himself an environmental activist, probes the manicured world of golf seeking answers to his many questions about the cause of a particular cancer and the source.

On Thursday March 2, 2017 at 8 PM on CBC-TV a documentary from The Nature of Things with David Suzuki called “Dad and the Dandelions” questions a connection between playing golf and cancer.

Cancer and the causes are very complex and to target golf courses specifically in a world where anything can be toxic is a stretch. In this world of “Fake News” CBC should engage in some fact checking to ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of a story before going to air.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

CBC acknowledges false claim

CBC News has apologized for spreading false information about the Covington Catholic School students two months after the network first reported on it.

In January, CBC reported that after the Washington, DC March for Life, a group of students made an offensive chant in the face of a Native American protester, categorizing the students as “teenage bullies.”

The CBC is now acknowledging this claim was false.

Seeing that its false reporting caused significant damage to the students and spread a false narrative to the public, It remains unclear why CBC would so eagerly report on unverified claims in the first place.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CBC As It Happens Faces Serious Allegations

CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs program As It Happens is known for its aggressive accountability journalism and for asking unflinching questions, sometimes posed to the CBC itself. This past winter, As It Happens producers began approaching the CBC’s union, the Canadian Media Guild, with serious workplace complaints. Soon, CMG Toronto President Naomi Robinson compiled a list of 21 allegations from “about a dozen” current and former As It Happens producers. No official union grievances were filed.

This document, taken from an email sent by Robinson, was provided to CANADALAND by two sources who asked to stay confidential to protect their careers.

We spoke to seven current and former employees of As It Happens, all of them aware that human resources was reviewing the program. One of them was surprised about the severity of the allegations, but six others said they were familiar with the problems on the show.

None of the seven sources allowed us to use their names or include specific stories, fearing reprisal from the CBC. Speaking on background, we have confirmed the personal experiences they describe are in line with the complaints outlined in Robinson’s email. One said As It Happens “can be an abusive, terrible, manipulative workplace.”

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

How the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada

From the initial radio broadcast with play-by-play by Foster Hewitt in 1926 to the move to television in the early 1950s, Hockey Night in Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were inseparable — until 2013, when Rogers Communications won the exclusive rights to broadcast NHL games in Canada in a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal.

How the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada — and all the ways Rogers's big win went wrong — are detailed in Globe & Mail reporter David Shoalts's book, Hockey Fight in Canada: The Big Media Face Off Over the NHL.

According to Shoalts, the CBC didn't consider Rogers a threat — and it showed when then-CBC President Hubert Lacroix didn't attend negotiations with NHL's Commissioner Gary Bettman and Operating Officer John Collins.

Read the full story here.

Monday, August 12, 2019

CBC continues to report their competitors’ scoops often without credit

The public sees the slow dance between legacy media like the CBC and the Trudeau government. It’s right there in plain view, under a spotlight. It’s almost romantic.

Over the last few years, the organization seems to have moved more towards becoming an America obsessed news and entertainment platform hungry for advertising-driven content, rather than a wholesome public broadcaster out to tell the Canadian story.

As a result, I would even argue, the CBC has become destructive to the media ecosystem as a whole. Even with a $1 billion in annual grants, the CBC continues to report their competitors’ scoops often without credit, according to Canadaland.

When mistakes are not being made, and scooped competitors not going uncited, the CBC appears to be stuck making content which simply fails to grab the imagination of most Canadians.

Read the full story here.

Friday, August 09, 2019

CBC spends more time on US story than Canadian story

While Canada was in the middle of a nation-wide manhunt, CBC News spent far more time talking about the Robert Mueller hearings in the United States on social media.

According to our findings, on average, the Canadian public broadcaster dedicated approximately 26% of its social media posts for this day towards the Mueller hearings, while only 14% of that day’s content was on the Canadian manhunt.

According to these numbers, the channel dedicated over 88% of its video length towards the Mueller hearing, while only about 5% of the day’s video content was on the Canada-wide search, while a little over 6% was the rest of the day’s stories.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

CBC acknowledges missteps

CBC ’s The National acknowledges missteps and looks to retool — while pledging to keep its four hosts.

The public broadcaster ’s flagship national news cast has attracted an average of 401,000 viewers nightly on the main CBC -TV network over the 2018-19 television season , down sharply from the 525,000 average number of viewers who tuned in for Mansbridge’s final season as news anchor

Viewers, as well as employees at the CBC, are still trying to figure out the show.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

CBC no longer breaking big national stories like it used to

Just before election day in 2015, CBC’s then-president whinged that the public broadcaster was at risk of “extinction,” quote unquote. Justin Trudeau got the message. Once installed in power, Trudeau forked over $115 million to CBC. For good measure, it threw in another $35 million.

But despite that, CBC’s national impact continues to shrink. Its flagship news program — the one that used to literally determine what topics were covered in Question Period — is failing. In the past two years alone, its viewership has nose-dived a mammoth 24%.


A few weeks ago, even the CBC’s editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire was forced to admit that The National isn’t all what it once was: “Are we pleased with the overall state of The National? I think the answer is no.”

She shouldn’t be pleased with the overall state of CBC’s relevance to the federal political scene, either. Despite being the recipient of millions in tax dollars — and despite being allowed to use that unfair advantage to compete in major markets with private-sector media competitors — the CBC simply isn’t breaking big national stories like it used to.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The Worst of the CBC


It’s episode 1 of The Worst of the CBC! I did it, I made it through a whole hour of “News” from our public broadcaster to determine how your tax dollars were wasted today. What was their worst segment? What didn’t they cover? And what did the score on the Rosemary Barton scale?

All of this can be answered right here. And remember, I watch the CBC so you don’t have to.

Editor:  We found this on Facebook and just had to share!!

Friday, August 02, 2019

CBC’s ‘The National’ Is Getting Terrible Ratings

CBC has received a massive injection of taxpayer money under the Trudeau government.

Despite already being well-funded previously, Trudeau upped their budget to the point at which CBC now gets around $1.5 billion per year.

And that money is on top of the advertising revenue they receive, as CBC is allowed to benefit both from being State Media, and from the private advertising market.

This gives CBC a totally unfair advantage, putting private broadcasters on an unequal footing.

Yet despite this huge built in advantage, CBC is unable to convince people to watch their biggest news show – The National.

The National is now averaging 401,000 viewers – less than half of what CTV National News brings in.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

CBC bosses losing moral compass

My friends, it’s time for a resistance. Specifically, a resistance against the direction that current management is taking CBC TV.

First came the news that CBC TV is investing heavily in the advertiser-friendly game show Family Feud Canada and bringing back the reality show Battle of the Blades. That’s bedrock commercial TV stuff, a craven move to get ratings and ad dollars. It’s fine, as long as the fluff is balanced by a plan to air substantial material. What CBC executives like to call “cerebral” content.

Was Canada pining for the return of Battle of the Blades? Were there torch-lit processions in towns and cities that I didn’t hear about? Nope. The show was done before and can be done again. That’s what commercial TV executives do when they’re desperate for ideas.

The desperate search for ideas recently became a very public issue when The Globe and Mail revealed that the bosses of the fifth estate had proposed a series of programs on the crimes committed by Paul Bernardo. Negative reaction from inside and outside the CBC was swift. And in its corporate reaction, CBC TV has been oddly defensive.

The very notion of a series focusing on Bernardo gave this country the creeps and understandably so. It’s a repulsive idea.

What the program proposal raises is the question of values at CBC TV. What moral compass do these CBC bosses have when it comes to balancing the need for a ratings win with the moral sensibility of this country?

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

CBC sued for using YouTube video without permission

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is facing a lawsuit in the United States over the alleged use of a YouTube video without the owner’s permission.

In the suit filed Aug. 11 to the Western District court of New York state, Alfonzo Cutaia of Buffalo, N.Y., alleges that the CBC violated U.S. copyright law by using a video of a winter storm he filmed and uploaded to YouTube last year without his permission.


CNN is also named in the suit which claims CBC obtained the video — called Buffalo Lake Effect — from that organization.

The statement of claim, obtained by The Canadian Press, alleges CBC posted the video on the broadcaster’s website — cbc.ca — with the CBC logo as an overlay, and uploaded the video to Yahoo Screens’ website.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

CBC sued for wrongful dismissal

When the CBC was sued by a former employee for wrongful dismissal last year, the public broadcaster filed a statement in response that included a laundry list of alleged bad behaviour that would get almost anyone fired from their job.

Audrey James, CBC Television’s former senior director of scheduling, was terminated for just cause on March 2, 2018, ending a 29-year career at the broadcaster.

According to the CBC’s statement of defence in her subsequent suit, James was found to have violated the CBC’s code of conduct and policies on harassment and ethics, after a series of complaints made around the spring of 2017. Among other things, they allege James “made scheduling decisions…based on the negative relationships James had with her colleagues.”

James’s lawyer tells CANADALAND that his client denies the allegations.

Read the full story here.

Monday, July 29, 2019

CBC sued for $6 million in damages

Pure North S’Energy Foundation is seeking $6 million in damages from the national broadcaster and two of its reporters, Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell.

In its statement of claim, filed in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench, True North says it has repeatedly asked the CBC to remove from the Internet what it says are inaccurate articles.

“Pure North’s reputation and work has been severely damaged as the result of an unrelenting broadcast campaign by the CBC and the reporters through various media which has had the result of damage to Pure North by spreading disinformation and mistruths about Pure North’s operation and practices,” it states

“Pure North has repeatedly requested that the CBC change its reporting to publicize accurate facts, and Pure North has supported its request with multiple pieces of scientific research and practice guidelines for medical practitioners which supports Pure North’s practices and operations.

“But CBC has refused to retract, correct, or apologize for its inaccurate reporting which it continues to publish on the Internet.”

The lawsuit details 28 separate paragraphs it says point to defamatory content published by the broadcaster.

Read the full story here.

Friday, July 26, 2019

CBC denies acting recklessly and maliciously

The CBC has filed a motion asking an Ontario court to toss out a $210-million lawsuit launched by Subway against the news network, which reported that the sandwich chain may have been selling some chicken products that were only about 50 per cent chicken DNA.

Subway launched the defamation lawsuit in April 2017, claiming a story by CBC's Marketplace caused it to suffer significant sales losses.

As part of its investigation, Marketplace had sent samples of chicken from five major fast-food restaurants to a lab for DNA analysis. The results suggested that some of Subway's chicken products may have comprised slightly more or slightly less than half chicken.

Subway disputed Marketplace's findings publicly after the story aired on television and radio Feb. 24, 2017, and was posted online.

It later filed a defamation lawsuit — which also named as defendants the reporter and two producers who worked on the program — claiming that CBC acted "recklessly and maliciously" in airing the Marketplace report and that the tests conducted on the chicken "lacked scientific rigour."

Read the full story here.



Thursday, July 25, 2019

CBC sued over offshore taxes story

A statement of claim filed in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench involves a CBC story about Tony Merchant's offshore bank account worth $1.7 million.

The Merchants allege the broadcaster "cut and spliced interviews'' to portray them in the worst possible light, and they say the story suggested they'd been involved in unlawful conduct amounting to tax evasion.

The statement of claim, which contains allegations not proven in court, also alleges the story gave the impression that Sen. Merchant had breached Senate rules.

The claim also names two CBC reporters and a journalist with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington, D.C.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

CBC accused of race baiting

I can think of few criminal cases that exposed Canada’s racial divide more than the Colten Boushie case has.

That divide widened when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould chimed in expressing disappointment that “we” have to do better.

On Tuesday, the Civilian Review & Complaints Commission for the RCMP announced they have initiated an investigation of the RCMP’s original investigation to determine if it was conducted reasonably and whether race played a role.

That afternoon CBC published an online report with the headline, “RCMP ‘sloppy’ and ‘negligent’ in investigating Colten Boushie’s death, say independent experts.”

The report quotes several “independent” experts who concluded the RCMP investigation was seriously flawed and the organization “needs a lot more training.”

“The experts CBC consulted agreed that errors were made, but did not conclude it would have changed the outcome of the trial.”

The jury believed the defence.

Case closed.  So what was the point of the CBC article?

Retired Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Sergeant Tom Anderson thinks he knows.

Just another example of race baiting by Canada’s Federally funded news agency says the retired Homicide Sergeant.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

CBC accused of being sloppy and negligent

In August 2016, a 22-year-old Aboriginal man from The Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan was shot dead by a farmer named Gerald Stanley, but that’s not where the story begins, nor where it ends.

CBC published a story accusing the RCMP of allowing Stanley to go home on the night of his arrest for murder without making a statement, and not seizing Stanley’s clothes to test for blood spatter and gunshot residue.

But neither of those things are true and there are court documents to prove it.

It was John Gormley who caught CBC faking the news about Stanley’s arrest. CBC only amended their story after they were caught. Talk about sloppy and negligent.

Read the full story here.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Cuba responds to CBC’s fake news article

Cuba’s Ambassador responds to unsubstantiated claims in CBC News article, “Canada at odds with Cuban ‘ally’ over Maduro’s fate.”

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Ottawa, March 3, 2019

To the Editor of CBC News

I reject categorically and in the strongest terms the tendentious and manipulative article “Canada at odds with Cuba ‘ally’ over Maduro’s fate”, written by journalist Evan Dyer and published today, Sunday, March 3, 2019, by CBC News.

Good journalism does not speculate, it informs objectively.

______________

Read the full letter from Josefina Vidal, Ambassador of Cuba to Canada, here.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Loblaws paid CBC to air promotional content

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I reported on Loblaws discreetly paying CBC to air promotional content.

It was a game show for amateur chefs. It was promoted across their platforms, including on Steven and Chris.

But it was bought and paid for by Loblaws, the crooked Liberal company that got $12 million for free fridges. We don't know how much Loblaws paid the CBC to run the show. But take a look at the release -- specifically, where show contestants agree that their recipe, name and likeness is licensed to Loblaws.

Go on a CBC game show, and you've just sold your rights to Loblaws. For free.

So how much money did Loblaws give to the CBC for this promotion? And how much of that money was part of a secret deal to prevent our state broadcaster from calling out this massive company for their bread price fixing scandal and for their free $12 million grant?

See the video here.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fake news at CBC News

Two examples of fake news at CBC News

The CBC is a great source of fake news. The CBC controls the news across Canada. “CBC/Radio-Canada’s reach is 87%… of Canadians (who) watch or listen to something from their public broadcaster every month.” 

But the CBC is our champion you say, an honest source of news in a commercialized world. Let me give you an example of how the CBC reports Fake News.

How could the President of the CBC cheat on his expense claims and CBC printed just two stories exonerating him.

Here’s what happened. The CBC President claimed the same $30,000 in expenses twice. He tried to hide the facts but the story got out. CBC barely covered the story twice, using their own reporters who would be easy on their boss.

At the same time, when it served their purpose, the CBC went all out to report the phony $90,000 expense scandal of Senator Mike Duffy. I say phony because the judge at trial said it wasn’t true. Despite the lack of evidence, the CBC broadcast story after story painting Mike Duffy as a greedy, evil person who cheated Canadians.

Mike Duffy-as-crook fake news stories became a daily fixation for the CBC. 

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The ultimate CBC insider

The ultimate CBC insider exposes the controversies, successes and dead ends of his time at the top.

In 2004, CBC television had sunk to its lowest audience share in its history. That same year, Richard Stursberg, an avowed popularizer with a reputation for radical action, was hired to run English services. With incisive wit, Stursberg tells the story of the struggle that resulted -- a struggle that lasted for six turbulent and controversial years.

Shortly after Stursberg arrived, the corporation locked out its employees for two months. Four years later, he signed the most harmonious labour contract to date. He lost the television rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games. He won the biggest NHL contract in history. He had unprecedented ratings successes. He had terrible flops. He enjoyed the best radio, television and online ratings in CBC's history. He fought endless wars with the CBC president and board about the direction of the corporation and ultimately was dismissed.

This is the story of our most loved and reviled cultural institution during its most convulsive and far-reaching period of change. It is for those who think the CBC has lost its way, those who love where it is, and those who think it should not exist in the first place.

See the book on Amazon here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CBC and Fake News

I tend to contact the CBC on a regular basis as their reporting is so scewed to the left that it leaves me breathless.

I contacted the CBC regarding their reporting on Steve Bannon a member of President's Trump's team.

First is my response to the Ombudsman report. Then her report.

Read the full blog post here.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Does CBC serve Canada or Islamists?

Canada's state broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) consistently supports the Islamist cause, including direct cooperation with terrorist front groups. This support extends to editing domestic Canadian stories to ensure that even ISIS is not criticized in the domestic context. Given that the CBC is owned by the Government of Canada and funded by taxpayers with a billion dollar a year subsidy, the question arises as to whom they serve.

In short, the very groups the CBC relies on for commentary are Islamist in nature. These groups often advocate gross violations of human rights. The CBC is either aware of this and ignores it, or the people there are incompetent and do not check what their sources advocate.

Read the full report here.

Friday, July 12, 2019

CBC Using Children to Push Climate Propaganda

Everything CBC does lately is terrible, but this is just disgusting. CBC Kids News (why are we funding this?) tweeted a video of a nine year old girl implying that it doesn’t matter if people lose their jobs because of government climate policies because those people would be dead anyway if it wasn’t for those policies.

How CBC could promote this and target it at kids is appalling. Also, sitting there and letting a child believe that Canada’s industries could change the climate to the point that we’re all dead is immoral and disturbing. CBC is such a joke.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CBC's disgraceful propaganda

The state broadcaster is at it again with it’s disgraceful propaganda. CBC’s “The National” — pathetically in third place in the TV ratings for a Canadian nightly news broadcast, despite being given a $1.2 billion advantage over its competitors courtesy of taxpayers — disgustingly neglected to report on the conviction of former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff on Friday.

CBC really couldn’t care less about taxpayer money being wasted and the crippling debt that’s being incurred and the billions wasted in servicing the debt. They only feign outrage over wasted taxpayer money when Conservatives are in power and are the culprits because they know conservative voters don’t like to tolerate waste.

How else can you explain the CBC’s “The National” ignoring the verdict in the gas plant scandal, which, again, cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

CBC weather claims are misleading

Canada’s CBC here recently cited “a leaked report” which claimed Canada is “warming at twice the global rate.”

According to the “leaked report”, Canada’s annual average temperature over land has warmed 1.7 C when looking at the data since 1948. But that claim is misleading when recent data is considered.

Over the past 25 years, since scientists began to warn that the planet was warming in earnest, there has not been any warming when one looks at the untampered data provided by the Japan meteorology Agency (JMA) that were measured by 9 different stations across Canada.

So it is misleading — to say the least — to give the impression that Canada warming has been accelerating.

See the evidence and rest of the story here.

Monday, July 08, 2019

Even for the CBC this is a new low

I grew up on the CBC. For some years when I was young we lived in a remote area and the CBC was the only radio or television station that we had access to.

About ten years ago, I started to notice that the CBC was becoming increasingly very far-left.

The new leftism that the CBC was more frequently promoting was lacking in these ideals. This is the where things began to come to an end for the CBC and me.

I ask you, my interested reader, to please indulge me by reading two short news stories. These stories are on the same topic. One was published recently by the CBC and one was published by me. Please notice the massive disparity between the two. I was familiar with the facts of the story and had communications with those involved before the CBC published their version. When I read it, I thought that it was a new low, even for the CBC. I suggest that it is immoral for Trudeau to dump hundreds of millions of dollars into an organization that sets out to deliberately deceive and misinform our population.

A person who relies on the CBC for information is going to end up dangerously misinformed.

Read the full story here.

CBC Aims Political Propaganda at Children

Call it fake news meets Sesame Street. It wasn’t enough that the young were being indoctrinated in schools and via entertainment — now the Canadian government is targeting children with political propaganda through a news platform called CBC Kids News. Of course, though, while the reporters are child actors reading lines, the material is written by adults behind the scenes.

Read the full story here.

Friday, July 05, 2019

CBC Reaches Pathetic New Low

CBC’s recent interview with Maxime Bernier has brought Trudeau’s state propaganda network to a new low.

Wendy Mesley was clearly on a mission to demonize Bernier, throwing wild conspiracy theories at him rather than actually conducting a legitimate interview.

In just the first 10 seconds, the disgusting bias was obvious.

Mesley asked if Bernier’s party is “for all Canadians, or just the rich,” the kind of question that she and CBC would never ask Justin Trudeau.

Read the full story here.

CBC apologizes for fake news

CBC apologizes for broadcasting fake news on the Covington boys, upon request.

In the January 20th edition of one of CBC’s flagship news programs, The Weekly, hosted by longtime CBC reporter Wendy Mesley, the national broadcaster falsely reported that the #MAGAKids were harassing and bullying a peaceful indigenous elder by crowding him and chanting, “Build that wall!”

It turns out that it was actually Native Elder, Nathan Phillips, who initiated the encounter, approaching the #MAGAKid, Nick Sandmann, and beating his drum right next to Sandmann.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

CBC’s shoddy attack attempt

In an age where challenging the narrative and questioning the unquestionable are a rising trend, CBC’s shoddy attempt to attack our diverse organization only seems to have hurt their own credibility.

Don’t get me wrong. I still believe CBC should operate as a legitimate news website.

Keyword: legitimate.

What’s worse than CBC’s article is the response by Liberal MP Adam Vaughn who appears to think anyone to the right of him or, and in my case, the left of him is an “extremist.”

The article suggests that we operate in a “grey area” because some of our team members previously campaigned for conservative parties. What the article fails to mention is that some of our team members have also campaigned for the Liberals and the NDP in the past.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

CBC slammed for bias

Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel slammed CBC Power & Politics for bias.

Here’s what Rempel said on Twitter:

“Why I hate doing @PnPCBC – just pretaped a panel where the host gave the liberals double the amount of time on the show, and the opportunity for the last word without any debate or rebuttal.”

Many people left comments supporting Rempel’s tweet, especially after CBC Power & Politics tried to spin what happened.

Read the full story and comments here.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

CBC is hypocritical when it comes to bias

How can they not see how hypocritical it is for a state-run broadcaster to criticize others for supposed ‘bias?’

The Post Millennial – which yours truly is proud to write articles for – has quickly become one of Canada’s fastest growing news and opinion outlets.

It features what you see in most online outlets today, a mix of news and opinion content.

And notably, it’s not taxpayer funded, refusing to force Canadian taxpayers to subsidize it.

None of that is remotely shocking or surprising.

Yet, to the CBC, it’s apparently big news!

And in an hilariously biased article, CBC attacked The Post Millennial.

Read the full story here.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Why you shouldn't believe CBC's latest claims

An op-ed published by CBC today states that the legalization of cannabis is based on "highly dubious claims and grossly optimistic expectations", and that the Liberal government should not proceed with the bill as planned.

In fact, the opinion piece in question has a series of its own issues, including a reference to a study that was debunked by a leading cannabis researcher in 2016.

The first indication that the piece should be taken with a grain (read: teaspoon) of salt is hidden in the author's description near the bottom of the story.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

How to define a CBC President stereotype

CBC has a new president and she couldn’t fit the stereotypical mold better. Not that you would have heard of any of what I will tell you from the MSM coverage of her appointment.

The headlines mostly focused on one thing, CBC’s new president Catherine Tait, is a woman.

It does her long career in media a disservice to be frank. Tait has worked for decades in various aspects of the media in Canada and the United States, she has vital experience and that should have been the focus for people that care about the state broadcaster.

For me, what stands out about Tait the more I read about her is that she is a stereotype of what you would expect of a CBC head honcho.

From reports and public information we know that Tait supports left wing political causes and projects, is a Liberal donor and, as a producer, has made a bunch of stuff I’ve never heard of.

Isn’t that what you would expect of a CBC boss?

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Has CBC sold off editorial control of news program

Has the cash-strapped CBC SOLD OFF editorial control of their flagship news program The National to the federal NDP? Or have they just GIVEN it to them?

Something has gone terrible awry with Canada’s public broadcaster, whose Journalistic Standards state:

“We are committed to reflecting accurately the range of experiences and points of view of all citizens. All Canadians, of whatever origins, perspectives and beliefs, should feel that our news and current affairs coverage is relevant to them and lives up to our Values.”

Not from what I’ve observed!
Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

CBC accused of using children to indoctrinate Canadian kids in liberal ideology

Kids as young as 10 years old are the stars of what is being billed as a news show covering Ontario's sex-ed curriculum, transgenderism, and recreational marijuana on Canada's taxpayer-funded public broadcaster.

Say hello to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's CBC Kids News program.

The program's hosts are 15-year-old "entrepreneur and video producer" Campbell Baron, 14-year-old stage and voice actress Saara Chaudry, 10-year-old child actor Ari Resnick, and 11-year-old "budding entrepreneur" and clarinetist Isabelle MacNeil.

Ezra Levant, co-founder and host of the conservative news outlet The Rebel Media, has looked over many of the young hosts' reports and accuses CBC Kids News of using children to indoctrinate Canadian kids in liberal ideology.

"That's propaganda. That's super-gross," says Levant.

In a report for The Rebel, he pulls no punches in attacking the show, calling it little more than very thinly disguised propaganda for Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Levant goes so far as to describe these CBC Kids News hosts as little more than puppets for the adult journalists and producers he maintains feed them their lines.

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 24, 2019

CBC Radio plans to have program appeal to American as opposed to Canadian listeners

When CBC management announced following the dismissal of Jian Ghomeshi last October that the radio program Q would be re-launched, I hoped that we might see a revival of true Canadian arts and culture programming in radio’s morning time slot.

The hiring of Shad was a clear signal that Q will not attempt to return to radio’s past. Thirty-two-year old Shad, who was born in Kenya and raised in Canada, is a heart-throb rapper with a Juno award and two university degrees to his credit. His music and youth orientation will suit him well in hosting the kind of program CBC management wants.

Some of the reasons behind the CBC’s decision to put out a mainly entertainment program in this time slot are rather disgraceful.

First of all, the CBC wants greater exposure on social media and as that’s a youth-oriented domain where they are trying to build audience. Okay, except that largely pop Internet programming will fly right over the heads of most folks over 35.

The bigger problem for me is that the CBC plans to have Q appeal to many thousands of young American listeners as opposed to a general Canadian audience.

Read the full story here.

Friday, June 21, 2019

CBC News has lost its objectivity

A few years ago, I would have never believed that I would be having this conversation. The SNC-Lavalin faux scandal has hammered home the realization that CBC News has lost its objectivity. Somewhere along the way, the politicization of the news division has eroded its standards and it has almost reached a tipping point.

How about balanced reporting? How about unbiased reporting? I expect news out of CBC, not editorial opinion and spin masquerading as news. CBC has turned into a beehive news organization, looking for the same honey as the other organizations. I expect better from the journalists of CBC News, not click-bait headlines and provocative tweets for the sake of driving controversy. I am not looking for news reading drones, but anchors and journalists who report the news and provide context without speculation, spin, or sensationalism bordering on gossip. I do not want manufactured outrage, I want the news.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

CBC Comedy has grown stale

The CBC—once the home of world-class comedy—now struggles to land its jokes. And with more competition than ever before, it’s losing its place in the cultural firmament

As it currently exists, the CBC gives talented creators little incentive to write anything better and smarter. It’s time to stop coasting off of legacy work, establish a clear direction, recognize comedians as artists, and properly promote those artists through social media and streaming services. Until they do, Canadians will rightfully continue to ignore CBC Comedy in favour of the many superior alternatives.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

CBC rating drop further despite massive injection of taxpayer money

Canadian Broadcast Corporation(CBC) has received a massive injection of taxpayer money under the the government of Justin Trudeau. Despite already being well-funded previously, Trudeau upped their budget to the point at which CBC now gets around $1.5 BILLION per year.

Yet despite this huge built in advantage, CBC is unable to convince people to watch their biggest news show – The National.As noted by Graeme Gordon in the Toronto Sun, The National lost 10% of their views following the show being rebooted, with the audience dropping to 460,000 Now, the audience has fallen again:

“More than a year has passed and the show’s average ratings dropped another 59,000 or 13%, according to a CBC spokesman.”

Read more here.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Is CBC the problem? Or is it Facebook and Google?

Thinking of the CBC as strictly a government-funded institution isn’t exactly the whole picture, says the president and CEO of the public broadcaster.

“CBC is a business,” Catherine Tait said during an interview Monday at CBC’s Halifax headquarters.

The notion of CBC not being allowed to pursue advertising is occasionally floated, especially by small digital publishers of news. Tait argues that the real enemies are much bigger.

“Who is the problem? The CBC, or Google and Facebook?

In September, Tait announced a new CBC streaming service, Gem, but she has been criticized for comparing the influence of Netflix to colonial imperialism, raking in profits and not providing enough localized content.

Read the full story here.

OPEN for debate ...what do YOU think?  YOUR tax dollars!

Monday, June 17, 2019

CBC was never intended to compete with newspapers

From its inception nearly a century ago, the CBC has been the object of animosity among private for-profit broadcasters, who resent competition in the market for audiences and advertisers from a publicly-subsidized service.

These days the complaints of unfair competition extend to newspaper publishers, who are desperately trying to reinvent themselves as digital services, scrambling to catch up with the migration of their advertisers to the internet. But the CBC has a powerful presence online, too, far exceeding its closest media rivals in Alexa rankings. And, as it does on television, the public broadcaster sells advertising online at CBC.ca, which puts it in direct competition with newspaper websites. The publishers protest that the publicly-funded CBC was never intended to compete with newspapers.

Read the full story here.

Friday, June 14, 2019

CBC subscription fees should replace public subsidy

CBC's idea of a ‘level playing field’ — subsidies for us, taxes for others.

Good news! The CBC has discovered the internet.

Bad news! While its online boffins may have embraced the open, unregulated, consumer-driven world of the internet, the CBC’s management is still wedded to the same old closed, regulatory, subsidy-driven model as before.

Though proposed as an antidote to advertising, public funding suffers from much the same basic problem: in either case, the broadcaster is accountable not to its viewers, but to someone else — advertisers or the government, whoever is paying the bills. The larger goal, then, should be for subscription fees to replace, not just advertising, but also the CBC’s public subsidy.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CBC News analysis is highly misleading

A CBC News analysis making the rounds online shows that an increasing number of upper-income Canadians are getting away without paying any income tax. The analysis is highly misleading and fuels misplaced concerns about the distribution of income taxes in Canada.

The main claim is that “between 2011 and 2014, a growing number of Canadians earning a six-figure income or more didn't pay a cent in income tax.” On the surface, this sounds problematic. But don’t ring the alarm bells just yet.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CBC’s annual book competition bad for literature

Reads, the CBC’s annual book competition. This is frequently among people who publicly say what a great boon this promotion is for literature and literacy and how happy they are for the winners.

What could possibly be wrong with Canada Reads? 

It’s a lighthearted debate show among five prominent and diverse Canadians about their favourite books. It takes the form of a Survivor-style competition in which a book is eliminated every day.

Reads aims to kill two birds – it wants to promote Canadian writing and perpetuate the consensual hallucination that we have media stars at the same time. Let’s celebrate Canadian cultural heroes by inventing some!

The celebrity panellists are already making appearances on CBC Radio announcing why they are supporting the books they have been assigned. Each one makes a point about why the book is important – because it “teaches us” something about difference or healing. Each book is chosen because of its lesson.

The national broadcaster’s ubiquitous hype about books we “should” read perpetuates ideas that most non-readers already have about literature – that literature is essentially a sermon, a sermon on suffering and loss delivered through the narrative of a good person coming to terms with the past. As a writer, I find this to be bad advertising. This why people don’t read.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

CBC News claims are wrong

On the June 3 broadcast of the flagship CBC Radio news program The World at Six, the CBC’s anchor wrongly claimed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told American Jewish leaders recently that he “admits” that the American Middle East peace plan is “titled in Israel’s favour.”

CBC based its reporting on an alleged recording obtained by the Washington Post of a private meeting between Pompeo and American Jewish leaders. In truth, Pompeo made no such admission.

Read the full story here.

Monday, June 10, 2019

What would CBC cover?

I wonder what would happen if something not related to identity politics, climate change or the propping up of Trudeau or this kind of drivel actually happened in Canada. 

Would CBC cover it?

Read the responses here.

Friday, June 07, 2019

CBC sued by former director of HR

A former human resources executive for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has filed a wrongful dismissal suit against the broadcaster, alleging that senior HR staff conspired to fire her while she was on medical leave and that CEO Hubert Lacroix breached his duties in refusing to review the matter, according to court documents.

The suit is one of at least four pending cases against the CBC alleging wrongful dismissal, in the fallout of public accusations against former CBC star Jian Ghomeshi.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Could CBC stand for Capitalism Bashing Corporation

The most arresting video in a story on “ghost kitchens” on CBC’s The National Tuesday night was of a bank of maybe 30 iPads that form the control centre of one of Canada’s premiere ghost kitchens, owned by George Kottos, founder and CEO of (not surprisingly) Ghost Kitchens Canada.

Is this news? To the extent we in the media should be keeping up with what’s going on in society, sure it’s news. In fact, it’s news in the literal sense of the word, in that it’s a new way people are living their lives.

Unfortunately, our citizen-funded broadcaster’s concept of the marketplace apparently comes from Marketplace, the corporation’s self-styled “consumer watchdog,” whose stories The National often runs.

In the interest of journalistic transparency, the show should really call itself Anti-marketplace. As currently constituted, it trusts virtually nothing that goes on in any marketplace. We economists may be “dismal,” but at least we’re not constantly paranoid.

Capitalism is actually pretty good news, but on the CBC it’s a tiny silver lining hidden deep within a dark, forbidding cloud.

Read the full story here.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

CBC advertising revenues fell 3.4 per cent

The CBC has no business chasing ad dollars with low-brow game shows.

The CBC is launching a Canadian version of Family Feud in a bid to boost its advertising revenues. The game show is set to occupy the prime 7:30 p.m. time slot on four weekday evenings this fall.

The public broadcaster’s advertising revenues fell 3.4 per cent in the first nine months of its 2018-19 fiscal year, to $181-million, with English-language conventional and digital advertising taking the biggest hit. The percentage drop on the English network was 8.2 per cent during the period ending Dec. 31, while advertising revenue at Radio-Canada rose 1.1 per cent.

Read more here.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

CBC misses mark with flagship show

Well he hit the nail on the head with all the coverage of the US bs. For awhile there EVERY lead story was about Trump and the Russia this and the Russia that. 

I was literally yelling at the screen about "which country does the CBC report on" and then I just gave up watching them at all. Between that and all the identity politics they cover they have rapidly sunk into irrelevance. 

We need a PUBLIC broadcaster, an unbiased news source like NPR in the US. The CBC has lost its way.

Read more here.

Monday, June 03, 2019

CBC Headline Depicted Israel as Aggressor

On May 27, CBC Online published an article which cast Israel as an aggressor by firing into Syria, killing one soldier.

While the article and its sub-headline did mention that “Israel says it was responding to anti-aircraft fire from Syria on 1 of its combat planes,” but the main headline only told half of the story and depicted Israel as an aggressor. CBC failed to note in its main headline that Israel’s attack, it claims, was done in response to a provocation (it was responding to Syrian anti-aircraft fire directed at an Israeli jet). By not mentioning this, readers could wrongly conclude that Israel was an aggressor who carried out an attack without provocation. 

Read more here.

Friday, May 31, 2019

CBC pitches advertisers

Barb Williams, the new head of English-language services at the CBC, speaks at the annual Upfront presentation in Toronto on May 29, 2019, where she promoted advertising opportunities with the broadcaster's podcast and news products.... CBC executives and on-air personalities pitched the public broadcaster as a potent platform for advertisers and their clients at its annual Upfront sales presentation, seeking to arrest a drop in commercial revenues and gain more control ...

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

CBC supporting blocking is a counter-intuitive position

CBC is the only member of the Fair Play Coalition subject to Access to Information requests, so Michael Geist targeted them to determine the method Bell is using to get stakeholders on board with it’s attempt to strengthen website blocking and takedown laws in Canada.

CBC attempted to justify its involvement with the coalition after a leak made public in Canadaland, but has remained silent since the official January 2018 filing.

The CBC’s involvement was questioned by Michael Geist. “the CBC might prefer that viewers use authorized services, but supporting blocking is a counter-intuitive position for a public broadcaster as it tries to stop Canadians from viewing the content they paid for through their tax dollars. Internal documents now suggest that executives at the highest level were involved in the process from the very beginning and well aware of the concerns.”

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Is CBC a reliable source?

"Note that I work at CBC At the time of this writing.

That said, I do not think that CBC is the “most reliable” - reliable meaning unbiased. Looking at the landscape, I personally find that Reuters and AP might be a better source of fact driven news."

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

CBC would be better off dividing itself into specialty channels and charging viewers

Post Media columnist and CBC contributor Andrew Coyne argued the state broadcaster is no longer necessary in a multi-channel, digital universe and that all taxpayers are paying for something the majority don’t watch or listen to.

Coyne told an overwhelmingly CBC-friendly crowd that today’s viewers and listeners have a menu of pay-as-you-go options "to suit every taste, high or low, broad or narrow" that don’t rely on scarce public funds.

"At a bare minimum, then, I would put the CBC on pay. It could still be a public broadcaster, but one funded by its audience, rather than taxpayers. If its viewers are as devoted as claimed, they should be happy to pay."

Coyne said the CBC would be better off dividing itself into a "constellation" of specialty channels and charging viewers.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 27, 2019

CBC is Self-Destructing

The federal government recently announced it is reviewing the CBC’s mandate. This review is the latest chapter in a long story of questioning the value of the CBC since its inception seventy years ago. Clearly there are politics involved here; the CBC is an easy target for attack by parties of all stripes. What’s different this time around is that the CBC’s pain has been self-inflicted. 

Through an obsession with youth demographics and a propensity for derivative programming, the CBC has rewritten the rules for public broadcasting. It has provided ammunition to its critics, and it is in the process of writing its own death warrant.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 24, 2019

CBC Reporting Found Imprecise and Lacked Context

HRC (Honest Reporting Canada) issued a media action alert which noted that although Israel won widespread praise for its leading role and brave humanitarian efforts in the daring rescue of hundreds of individuals associated with Syria’s White Helmets, our public broadcaster, the CBC, produced truly appalling coverage that maligned Israel’s efforts.

Ombudsman Finds CBC National’s Reporting on White Helmets Rescue Imprecise and Lacked Context.

Read the full report here.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The CBC has a weird sexual obsession

The CBC has a weird sexual obsession, and they are pushing it on children.

Away from the prying eyes of parents, and on a popular platform called Snapchat (that virtually only kids use), the CBC’s tone changes dramatically when parents aren’t watching. Like a predator alone with a child, they are publishing some of the most asinine, immoral, and objectionable content I have ever seen, much less ever expected from our state broadcaster.

The CBC's Snapchat social media team seems to have a particular fetish for stories about polygamy, and stories explaining to your 13 year old daughter how to treat a hallucinating meth user.

Read more and see the video here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Allow CBC to become a specialized niche channel

I believe that when the CBC began, it was absolutely essential at almost any cost. It was one of the only mediums of communication, and for many parts of Canada it was the only television available. It was undeniably a key means of getting information out from coast-to-coast, and held great cultural value in terms of defining Canada a country. I believe it certainly justified its fairly high cost to the public purse in times past… wait for it… *sound of other shoe dropping*… Unfortunately for the CBC, the world we live in today is not the world of yesteryear.

The CBC has consistently lost market share to their private rivals that do not benefit from a taxpayer subsidy. This fact alone dictates that people have voted with their television remotes already. The CBC likes to spin the government funding they receive (a fairly substantial $1.16 billion) by saying that it creates 3x that much for the Canadian economy. My response is that a private company could take those assets and do even better for the Canadian economy as a whole (as evidenced by their already more efficient business models).

We don’t have to do away with the CBC entirely, just pair it down and call it what it really is. Why are we trying to fund an entity to compete with the legitimate businesses? Instead, let’s allow the CBC to become a specialized niche channel that is a Canadian version of PBS.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CBC should not be party to perpetuating falsehood

It’s rather self evident that Israel considers Jerusalem to be its eternal and undivided capital city, even though Palestinians also assert a claim to Jerusalem as their future capital. As far as the CBC is concerned though, its journalists have no problem with allowing guests to assert unchallenged that Jerusalem is a city of “Palestine”.

Case in point, on CBC Radio’s Q program on May 15, host Tom Power interviewed Bashar Murad, a Palestinian musician who CBC noted is “based in Jerusalem,” about the Palestinian music scene.

CBC, should not be a party to the deligitimization of Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem and to perpetuating the falsehood that Jerusalem is a city of “Palestine”.

Read the full story here.

Friday, May 17, 2019

CBC rebrands over-the-top streaming service

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is rebranding its over-the-top streaming service. Dubbed ‘CBC Gem,’ the premium, ad-free service will continue to cost $4.99 per month.

According to tweets posted by Marcia Douglas — the director of business affairs and digital at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) — CBC Gem will feature content from independent producers, other broadcasters, as well as existent CBC content.

Read the full story here.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Does this CBC Ad Violate Human Rights?

Wanted:  Male, 23-35, Any race except Caucasion, Non-union.  Send photo and audition tape to the CBC.
So, employment law students, how many violations of the law do you see in that ad?

The National Post reported yesterday on an ad run by a recruitment office (Larissa Mair Casting) on behalf of the CBC, for a spot on a kids TV show. The ad included the above noted criteria. The story reports that, after complaints, the reference to “any race except Caucasian” was removed, but the other requirements I listed remain.

We are dealing with a job advertisement, so the first place to look is Section 23(1) of the Human Rights Code. That section regulates the content of job ads, and it says this:

The right under section 5 to equal treatment with respect to employment is infringed where an invitation to apply for employment or an advertisement in connection with employment is published or displayed that directly or indirectly classifies or indicates qualifications by a prohibited ground of discrimination.

Section 5 says that it’s unlawful to discriminate in employment on the basis of, among other grounds: age, sex, race, ethnicity, and colour. So Section 23(1) prohibits employers from advertising positions that “directly or indirectly” indicate qualifications by age, race, ethnicity, and colour.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Shouldn’t the CBC National run ad-free?

My main target is the CBC, particularly the national news. I don’t watch a lot of television, but I have for many years taken the time to turn on the news at 10 p.m. on most days.

Firstly, I have to say that I do not like the new format as much as the old. Unlike other news broadcasts, the CBC has always spent more time in editorializing and offering opinions instead of just reporting what happened. The new format is even worse, with four so-called “anchors” chatting with each other too much, which I find annoying and not news worthy.

But that is not my main beef. It is the frequency and duration of the commercials. So many interruptions. Having to endure two or three commercials followed by one of the four "stars" announcing the next item or feature and then having two or three more commercials is so annoying.

The CBC receives many millions of taxpayer’s dollars every year. The main Canadian competition, CTV and Global receive nothing. They need the income from commercials to exist, so why does the CBC have to present as many or more commercials per hour (or so it seems) than it’s free enterprise competitors?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CBC ad-free paid streaming option

CBC launched ad-free paid streaming option as part of revamped TV app.

The broadcaster said in a memo that the new app, which will also be available for free in an ad-supported version, will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they're released, see ad-free children's programming and see series not aired on the network.

The broadcaster said it will cost $4.99 for the ad-free, premium version of the new CBC TV app.

Read more here.

Monday, May 13, 2019

CBC TV Ratings are in the Toilet…

Here's what one person had to say ...

VancouverTVGuy

The only time CBC places in the top 10 anymore is when Hockey Night in Canada airs. Beyond that, most folks couldn’t care less about CBC shows and they sure aren’t going to watch the fake news, Trudeau puff pieces and SJW opinion pieces masquerading as “news” on The National.

We don’t need to be paying taxes for a state broadcaster that’s little more than the Liberal Party’s propaganda wing. If I were PM, here’s what I’d do with the CBC:

* CBC Television would be privatized and spun off, keeping the CBC name
* Ici Radio-Canada Télé would be sold to Quebecor Media and merged into TVA, finally giving that network OTA stations outside of Quebec
* The CBC’s English and French radio units would be spun off as non-profit, listener-supported networks akin to NPR in the US, with a name change for the spun-off networks.

Read other comments here.

What do YOU think??

Friday, May 10, 2019

The CBC: Taxpayer-Funded Leftist Propaganda

1) Introduction:

In this article, I will try to explain why I claim that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is a Leftist propaganda machine funded by Canadian taxpayers.

2) My non-claims:

As usual, let's start with the things I am not claiming:

2.1) I am not claiming anything about the whole long history of the CBC, just recent history (say, 10 years or so). Maybe the CBC was fine a long time ago.

2.2) I make no claims about CBC programs that have nothing to do with Leftist propaganda, like weather reports, cooking programs, sports, etc. (as far as I know, those programs are fine).

2.3) I am not aware of the existence of a good "Mainstream" TV channel. I insist on this because of the Leftist's reflex, who start vomiting on "Fox News" as soon as they hear somebody criticize the CBC! First of all, I'm talking about the CBC, not "Fox News" or some other media. Second, what little I know about "Fox News" fills me with as much distrust as toward the CBC.

2.4) I am not asking the CBC to replace Leftist propaganda by right-wing propaganda! Propaganda is propaganda, and I don't like propaganda!

2.5) I'm not even demanding that the CBC stop Leftist propaganda! I just want the CBC to stop censoring Christians! Like a bit of chlorine in a lot of infected water, a bit of truth in a lot of propaganda is vastly sufficient to neutralize the lies. But we do need that little bit of chlorine! The CBC does need to stop censoring Christians, who pay a large proportion of its budget. Or then the CBC should be totally de-funded of public monies.

Read the full article here.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

CBC needs a dose of common sense

But it's not just money the CBC needs. It's a dose of common sense and it needs a reminder that, while it's a special service, it cannot be remote from the principle that it is indeed a service. It's not an institution to be exploited by those it employs to fulfill their most base instincts.

But while CBC is in a better relationship with this government, it is not necessarily in the best phase of its relationship with the paying public. Even CBC's strongest supporters cannot turn a blind eye to the narrative of the last two years – Peter Mansbridge's and Rex Murphy's paid speaking engagements, the Ghomeshi scandal, the Amanda Lang debacle and the strange and sudden departure of Evan Solomon. That's a lot.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

CBC lacks cohesion, among other things

Readers write to me about The National. That would be the usual thing if I write something about CBC’s flagship newscast. But readers now write to me regularly about The National, not just in response to a column.

Mostly, they complain. Often, they’re writing to tell me they’ve given up. They stopped watching because the hour of news is confusing and they don’t feel they’re getting a definitive, authentic roundup of the important news of the day.

Some long-time viewers are irritated by the use of on-screen text to promote an upcoming story in a certain number of minutes. The appearance of the text is too brief to read, let alone register.

The National is on the air for hours every night. Capturing the tone, style and methodology is tricky. It’s not the same every night, no matter what some readers feel.

What it doesn’t have is cohesion, nor does it offer the traditional attempt at defining the news tally of the day. If viewers are fleeing, that’s utterly understandable.

Read the full story here.

Monday, May 06, 2019

The CBC is a Propaganda Tool for the Left Wing Social Activists

The tax supported CBC is a tool for left wing social activists to indoctrinate the Canadian public.

It collects $1.7 billion each year from the federal government to promote its left wing ideological objective which most definitely does not reflect the views of most Canadians. It does so, even though the Broadcasting Act, which was updated in September, 2018, specifically states in Section 3(l)(i) that broadcasters are required to provide a balance of information and in Section 3(l)(iv) that the CBC must provide a reasonable opportunity for the Canadian public to be exposed to differing views on matters of public concern. The CBC is operating outside its mandate.

Former CBC President, Hubert Lacroix, and current President, Catherine Tait, have ignored the Broadcast Act and have allowed the CBC to promote only left wing propaganda programming. They have had no hesitation in doing so since the CBC is assured that the Liberal government will continue to fund its operation, regardless of its bias, or perhaps because of it.

Read the full report here.

Friday, May 03, 2019

CBC facing more Bullying & Harassment Claims

Following the April 2015 release of the Rubin Report, which detailed workplace abuse and institutional failures at CBC’s Q, many internal changes are being championed by the public broadcaster. Bullying awareness posters are plastered throughout the halls and every employee must take online training to help prevent bullying and harassment.

But CANADALAND has learned of serious bullying, harassment, and workplace abuse complaints at the CBC, throughout its departments. Through conversations with over a dozen CBC employees, our investigation revealed that CBC Radio One, CBC TV Sports, and CBC human resources have all experienced, or are experiencing, allegations of workplace bullying and abuse.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

CBC Losing Viewers & Ads

CBC ad revenues remain half what they were since the TV network lost NHL licensing rights, says the Crown broadcaster’s latest Annual Report. 

The CBC has asked cabinet for an additional $400 million a year in budget funding to offset the loss of advertising: “If you’re not informing and you’re not entertaining, people will go somewhere else.”

See the story here.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

CBC runs interference on international ridicule of Justin Trudeau

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I asked whether the Prime Minister's astronomical liquor bills were behind the behavior that led to the international ridicule of Justin Trudeau this week.


During Trudeau's meeting with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan, Justin mistakenly calls Abe “Chinese.” Not once, but twice. And the CBC covered for him.

See the video here.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada

It was a marriage that many thought would last forever.

From the initial radio broadcast with play-by-play by Foster Hewitt in 1926 to the move to television in the early 1950s, Hockey Night in Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation were inseparable — until 2013, when Rogers Communications won the exclusive rights to broadcast NHL games in Canada in a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal.

How the CBC lost Hockey Night in Canada — and all the ways Rogers's big win went wrong — are detailed in Globe & Mail reporter David Shoalts's book, Hockey Fight in Canada: The Big Media Face Off Over the NHL.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Storm clouds gathering over the CBC

The CBC should make a TV drama about the CBC.

It would be darker than any show currently on the network.

CBC Sports, once a vital department, is now on the brink of extinction.

The truth is, existential threats have been gathering like storm clouds over the CBC for more than a decade, especially in the fiercely competitive arena of sports media.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

CBC Wrong on Natural Health Again

In a Q&A on the CBC web site, Dr. Sean Wharton, a “weight management expert,” was asked, “Are products that replace good gut bacteria helpful?” for weight loss. “Probably not,” he answered. Fact check? . . .

Dr. Wharton said yogurt drinks contain insufficient quantities of probiotics. But he didn’t stop there. He broadened his answer by saying that you should “Be wary of products claiming to replace your good gut bacteria.” He included all “over-the-counter products.”

Did Dr. Wharton go too far? Is his total dismissal of probiotics as an aid to weight management correct? It’s not.

Despite CBC’s dismissive claim about probiotics and weight management, the recent science has begun to support a role for probiotics in weight management.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

CBC admits it wrongly reported hyped-up insurance 'climate risks'

The Insurance Bureau of Canada’s decades-long campaign to raise alarms about the ravages of floods continued last week with an appearance by Blair Feltmate, a favourite star climate-change witness for the biggest insurers, at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s annual meeting.

Robert Muir, an Ontario municipal engineer and member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, complained to the CBC ombudsman, pointing to flaws in Feltmate’s and the insurance lobby group’s claims. He alleged that the CBC report was misrepresenting science and insurance risks.

In his review of Muir’s complaint, the ombudsman delivered a scathing critique of the CBC coverage on its Radio Canada International site, saying that the CBC report had “failed to comply with journalistic standards” in assessing and reporting on the industry’s claims.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The immorality of CBC funding

Was Radio-Canada’s choice of Easter Sunday to broadcast an interview with a former Islamic extremist a deliberate attempt to provoke Christians on their highest holiday? Maybe, but probably not.

And while the studio audience offered Khadr a fawning standing ovation and the host, Guy LePage, tossed up a few friendly questions, there was nothing wrong with the show having Khadr as a guest – JUST NOT ON YOUR DIME AND MINE.

The Khadr appearance was a sophomoric effort to turn public opinion in his favour, to encourage him that he has plenty of elite support and tweak the noses of those who object to his current treatment by the federal government and courts.

However, while the episode may qualify as “fair comment,” it is as good an example as any of why the CBC should no longer receive an annual taxpayer subsidy in the neighbourhood of $1.2 billion (or roughly four times what they P.E.I. government receives in equalization).

As legitimate as the CBC’s pro-Khadr views are (wrong, but legitimate), there are millions of Canadians with equally legitimate and valid views against his repatriation to Canada from an American prison, his early release from a Canadian jail and the federal government’s 2017 compensation to him of $10.5 million. Yet the CBC never represents those opponents’ views with the same amount of time or respect. Mother Corp’s annual budget, though, comes equally from the taxes of his opponents and supporters.

That’s the immorality of CBC funding.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

CBC is selective with facts

In the early 2000s, CBC faced charges of deep-seated left-wing bias. In recent years, it cleaned up its act and is rated centre-left by Media Bias/Fact Check, a website that rates accuracy and political bias in news media. Not unbiased but a big improvement from where it was.

Yet, the CBC’s flagship National newscast recently reported distorted facts and ignored relevant material on the crisis in Venezuela. The result created a false moral equivalence between the democratic opposition trying to bring in desperately-needed aid and the brutal dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro that’s blocking food from getting to starving people.

CBC is selective with facts. It approvingly quotes Amnesty International saying U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s oil “will surely hurt on the streets” but had not a bad word for the regime, which has inflicted massive human suffering.

So the CBC report makes a moral equivalence between the regime responsible for a humanitarian catastrophe and a democratically-elected opposition trying to get food to the starving, by quoting the impartiality of groups forced to be impartial for humanitarian or political imperatives.

This is not news and analysis, but spin to create a false equivalence while ignoring facts that directly contradict the spin.

Is the old CBC back?

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Monday, April 22, 2019

CBC Fake News Show Hires Actor

It seems that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Marketplace show was unable to find a racist Trump supporter. Instead, they hired an actor named Mike to portray one as you shall see. 

It was their laughably unsubtle attempt to link Donald Trump to racism. Now Melanie Joly, Trudeau's culture minister, wants a national crack-down on "fake news." And the first place to start a crack-down on "fake news" in Canada is on CBC's own Marketplace.

See the story here.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

She says ... CBC says ...

When the CBC was sued by a former employee for wrongful dismissal last year, the public broadcaster filed a statement in response that included a laundry list of alleged bad behaviour that would get almost anyone fired from their job.

Audrey James, CBC Television’s former senior director of scheduling, was terminated for just cause on March 2, 2018, ending a 29-year career at the broadcaster.

According to the CBC’s statement of defence in her subsequent suit, James was found to have violated the CBC’s code of conduct and policies on harassment and ethics, after a series of complaints made around the spring of 2017. Among other things, they allege James “made scheduling decisions…based on the negative relationships James had with her colleagues.”

James’s statement of claim calls the investigation into her conduct “tendentious,” arguing that the allegations the CBC relied on were “trivial” and “did not amount to just cause.” James asks for $366,494 of lost remuneration, along with other damages that account for the loss of pension value. James, who earned a $135,000 salary in her role, said she had not been able to find new employment that uses her skills and offers a similar salary.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CBC president Catherine Tait wandered off script

As she may now regret having done, CBC president Catherine Tait wandered off script last week to compare the popularity of Netflix, a U.S. multinational, with the French and British empires.

There’s nothing worse you can call somebody in this day and age than “imperialist.”

Except that if Netflix is imperialism, it seems a lot like United Nations imperialism.

Netflix has internationalized to the point where we now actually favour subtitles.

Should Netflix pay tax? Of course it should. It provides a newly produced service, and the whole idea of the GST is to tax all newly produced goods and services, with the rate of tax getting lower and lower as the tax base gets wider and wider. That said, it would take a brave politician, or a foolhardy one, to tax people’s Netflix.

Should Netflix have to contribute to a Canadian film and TV production fund? No, it shouldn’t. Earmarked taxes are a bad idea.

Netflix is a for-profit company: If the world wants something, you can bet Netflix will provide it.

It may not be imperialism when a government takes your money to produce films and TV you don’t care to watch, but it’s nothing good.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CBC questions Netflix Canadian content

CBC president Catherine Tait pointed a finger at Netflix at a recent conference panel in Ottawa, saying the U.S.-based streaming giant doesn’t have “boots on the ground” like other Canadian broadcasters providing Canadian content.

Tait was joined onstage by Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) president Reynolds Mastin, Corus Entertainment president and CEO Doug Murphy, Bell Media president of content and programming Mike Cosentino, and Netflix Canada director of public policy Stéphane Cardin.

Cardin, a former vice president of public and industry relations for the Canada Media Fund (CMF) who joined Netflix in August 2018, said he disagreed with Tait’s comments about Netflix.

He argued that the streaming giant is still involved in producing Canadian content even if the company isn’t physically located in Canada.

Referencing the Trailer Park Boys franchise picked up by Netflix in its eighth season, Cardin asked whether the franchise still counts as Canadian content now that it’s available on the streaming giant’s platform.

“Does that make it such that Trailer Park Boys is no longer Canadian?” asked Cardin.

Cardin added that “No one has the monopoly or the authority to tell a true Canadian story.” 

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Monday, April 15, 2019

CBC president under fire

The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has likened Netflix to the British Raj, arguing Canada needs to be wary of the negative effects of cultural imperialism that could result from an onslaught of foreign-owned media services.

She made the comments at the close of a sometimes heated panel at which Stéphane Cardin, Netflix’s director of public policy for Canada, noted the streaming service had already committed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on production in Canada without being required to do so by regulation.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

CBC releases incorrect information to media

CBC claims to be open, transparent and accountable for the $1 billion dollars in taxpayers' money it receives. The $1 billion is spent on English and French radio and TV and miscellaneous other services. If more funding is needed to serve Canadian audiences, especially in TV, CBC needs to be far more transparent about how it spends its money and explain more convincingly why more dollars are required. The problem: CBC is too secretive and misleading.

CBC releases financial and other data to the media which often leads to inaccurate reports.

CBC has also released incorrect information to the media about the number of staff it has and the number cut in the past few years.

Misinformation and cuts to radio have alienated many CBC supporters and caused a major rift between CBC staff and management and CBC radio and TV staff.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

CBC News spread false information


CBC News has apologized for spreading false information about the Covington Catholic School students two months after the network first reported on it.

In January, CBC reported that after the Washington, DC March for Life, a group of students made an offensive chant in the face of a Native American protester, categorizing the students as “teenage bullies.”

The CBC is now acknowledging this claim was false.

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