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.

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 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.

Wake up! What does it take for real change at the CBC? YOU! Our blog 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 on a biased, failing media service, and ... sell the CBC.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CBC’s The National very narrow ideological spectrum

I hope that, like me, you’re enjoying the brilliant self-parody CBC’s The National has been running as the holidays approach.

The New York Times claims it provides “all the news that’s fit to print.” The National produces “all the news that fits in the very narrow ideological spectrum of downtown-urban wokeness.”

There are four essential components to The National these days: something climate, something anti-Trump, something Lefty-heroic, and something Indigenous. Other news is allowed but these seem obligatory.

We all pay for CBC. Far from all of us see our concerns reflected on it. And based on what the ratings show us, not many are watching, at least not The National.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 30, 2019

CBC commits journalistic malpractice


Journalistic malpractice: CBC omits refugee claimant surge in Toronto homeless crisis stories.

Two weeks ago CBC’s The National aired a report on the homeless crisis in Toronto, where the shelter system is currently overwhelmed with people needing a place to stay during the harsh winter nights, with many being turned away because of lack of beds at many locations. The CBC story failed to include any mention of the thousands of refugee claimants who have illegally entered Canada from the U.S. border and sought shelter in Toronto over the past few years that is the major factor in the system being overloaded.

The story with the major omission became the most popular story on CBC’s website by Thursday afternoon, misinforming the public.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 27, 2019

CBC edits out President Trump

According to conservative activist Ryan Fournier, the CBC, the state-funded broadcaster of Canada, has edited out President Trump’s iconic cameo from their broadcast of the Christmas movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

The claim has been verified by American news outlet PJ Media, which reports, “CBC edited out Donald Trump’s cameo from the 1992 movie. And people watching it were quick to report the suspicious omission on social media. Some were outraged, and the snowflakes were thrilled.”

Many commentators on social media have expressed that this particular edit was political. CBC coverage is highly critical of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

CBC program described as “government-funded bullies,”

The CBC’s comedy show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes appears to have rubbed some social media users the wrong way, after posting a tweet which fat-shamed Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

On Tuesday, the Twitter account for the CBC comedy posted “Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will not run for leader of the Conservative Party. But he will run for a hot dog dangling from a string.”

Within moments, a significant number of Twitter users, including prominent Conservatives, attacked the comments for shameless making fun of the Premier’s weight.

Former Saskatchewan Premier posted in response that the joke was lame and an unfunny gratuitous personal insult, while also pointing out the fact that 22 Minutes is funded through Canadian tax dollars.

Some even described the program as “government-funded bullies,” for their willingness to attack the Premier for his body size.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 20, 2019

CBC employees overpaid and performance has been questionable

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.

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. These elites have managed to persuade people that they are desperate and hard done by, while the average salary at the broadcaster is $100,528 per year. That is well into the top 10 per cent of all Canadian earners and 23 per cent more than the average earnings of a private-sector TV employee, even before the CBC's luxurious benefits.

Not only are CBC employees overpaid, their performance has been questionable.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

CBC article misled Canadians

A CBC article on a survey of how many Canadians experience racism originally misled Canadians by overstating the results by 400%.

The article which was originally titled “It’s a constant battle’: Nearly 40% of Canadians experience racism in the workplace” inflated the survey’s results by five times the actual 8% of Canadians who experienced racial discrimination while at work.

Statistics in the piece come from the Environics Institute’s 2019 Race Relations in Canada report.

In reality, the survey points to several positive attitudes about race in Canada, despite CBC’s reporting.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CBC claims contradicted by memo

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation once claimed the loss of licensing rights to Hockey Night in Canada only cost the network a “few dollars.”

That’s apparently not the case, according to an Access to Information memo obtained by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The memo reportedly confirmed a steady decline in ad revenue for the CBC ever since the network lost the rights to Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC), which they held from 1952 to 2014.

The memo stated the CBC lost $260 million in ad revenue within two years of losing HNIC.

Ex-CBC executive Richard Stursberg told the Senate communications committee that the “loss of hockey is going to have serious financial consequences.”

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CBC using public slush fund to grab more advertising dollars

The new CBC plan, a complete reversal of the corporation’s much ballyhooed proposed strategy of less than three years ago, is to go all out for a bigger piece of the Canadian advertising pie, including skimming bigger shares of the online digital ad market.

In late 2016, under former CBC/Radio Canada chief Hubert Lacroix, the corporation proposed “removing advertising from CBC/Radio-Canada.” The strategy, said the CBC report, would “free up advertising revenue to help… private media companies transition to a digital environment.”

Now, under the CBC’s new president, Catherine Tait, the public broadcaster — which received $1.1 billion in federal cash last year — aims to do the opposite. It plans to continue to use that billion-a-year public slush fund to grab more advertising dollars and build a digital machine that will make it even more difficult for its private media competitors to transition to a digital environment.

The CBC has failed to reveal the amount of money it is now diverting into building a media machine that directly competes with private media, including other TV networks, newspapers and countless digital sources of news and information.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 16, 2019

CBC Bet $80 Million And Lost

CBC TV has struggled ever since it lost NHL hockey to Rogers in 2013. Sports, especially hockey, have always been the CBC's fallback programming strategy and when Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.

CBC management said that the Olympics would "break even" or "make a small profit" and that the decision was "fiscally responsible."

Did CBC make a good business decision for taxpayers, its 'shareholders'? Did the games break even or make a profit? CRTC data on CBC ad revenues show that the Olympics had a relatively modest impact on revenues in 2016. CBC English increased revenues by some $45 million in 2016 and the French network had basically no increase. So, overall, in 2016 the Olympics cost the CBC $80 million and generated incremental revenues of only about $45 million, creating a net loss of some $35 million.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Is CBC the blame for news media decline?

A new report this week from Winnipeg media consultant Ken Goldstein’s Communications Management Inc. contains a series of statistical graphs that plot the astounding collapse of the Canadian newspaper industry’s business model. While there’s nothing really new here, the visual scale of the decline as plotted by Goldstein is stunning. Every component of newspaper industry metrics — circulation, ad revenues, market penetration — shows declines of 50 per cent or more over the last decade. In 2000, 45 per cent of Canadian households paid for newspapers. Today, fewer than 15 per cent get the paper.

Goldstein also draws attention to another issue: The role of the CBC as a market disruptor that is undermining the evolution of the newspaper industry. Goldstein says the CBC’s online news operation — which employed between 750 and 1,000 journalist and is separate from its billion-dollar broadcast operations — receives at least $100-million a year in annual subsidy. That same online news operation also collected $42.6 million last year in advertising revenue.

Projected over five years, the numbers suggest CBC online will have $750 million in government-sanctioned funding to directly compete with the private media companies that are struggling to survive. There is no policy justification for turning the national public broadcaster into a public online news organization.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

CBC groveling is coming

Our CBC has perverted the motives of its nationalist founders. The CBC was founded in the 1920’s. to counteract the cultural influence of large American radio stations which were broadcasting their programming into Canada. The CBC’s founders believed that Canada had to fight back against the culturally-colonizing influence of the U.S. In the founders view, if Canada did not fight back, Canada would be overwhelmed and its heritage from its French and UK founders would be erased and replaced by that of the U.S. 

Today, Canada faces re-colonization and being culturally overwhelmed by recent immigrant groups such as the Sikhs, Chinese and Muslims. However, instead of resisting, our CBC has sided with the interests of these ethnic groups– even when those ethnic interests are dramatically opposed to the interests of Canada’s majority population. 

Many CBC programs are preceded by theme music. To most Canadians, the appropriate sounds that should precede all immigration-related CBC interviews should be the sound of CBC tongues on the boots of Canada’s immigration lobby (IMMIGRATION LOBBY = Canada’s ethnic groups who want to increase their numbers, corrupt immigration lawyers, sleazy immigration consultants and immigration advocate hacks). This sound would help immeasurably to warn Canadians that CBC groveling is coming.

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CBC Ad Revenue Plunging

The Toronto Sun noted that CBC’s ad revenue went from $192.2 million in the first two quarters of 2014, and has now fallen to $92.8 million in the first six months of 2019.

A key reason for the loss of ad revenue is because CBC’s viewership is plunging.

Unfortunately, CBC will continue to hobble along due to federal government funding, money forcibly extracted from taxpayers. And this endless amount of taxpayer money means CBC is never forced to actually adapt or realize that their content isn’t resonating.

For example, CBC’s endless focus on US politics means that their coverage is often identical to what Canadians can find on any of the many US networks that are shown in our country.

It seems no matter how badly CBC fails, their only ‘solution’ is to just take more and more of our money.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What if there was NO CBC?

How would the Canadian broadcasting system look if there were no CBC? 

What would be the programming mix? Would it be deficient, leading to market failure? Digitization, convergence, and the development of the Internet are transforming broadcasting. 

If there were no CBC, would we create such a public service broadcaster now in a broadcast system where numerous choices, including 64 specialty channels, are available by cable and direct broadcast satellite? Would the benefits of creating a CBC be greater than the costs? 

If we invented a CBC today, what would be its focus? How does this compare to CBC's current operations and to the vision of its President? Our examination of these questions will concentrate on CBC English television.

Read the full discussion here.

Editors note - dated, but this is a very interesting read!


Monday, December 09, 2019

CBC's new format is failing

The CBC has continually seen its audiences and ad revenues retract over the past five years, according to Ottawa news outlet Blacklock’s Reporter.

The public broadcaster’s shrinking audience and relevancy has led to ad revenues dropping 53 percent from 2014 to that of 2019.

Almost two years ago the CBC relaunched its flagship show The National with a new format, replacing anchor Peter Mansbridge with four anchors. Despite The National‘s audience dropping 10 percent (from 525,000 to 460,000) by April of 2018. By June 2019 the audience had dropped off another 59,000, or 13 percent. Even though the new format is failing, a distant third for ratings compared to CTV and Global, the CBC has continued on with the new format and four hosts.

Read the full story here.

Friday, December 06, 2019

CBC and Immigration

Immigration Watch Canada has justifiably lost patience with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The CBC has shamelessly appointed itself as the propaganda arm of Canada’s immigration lobby (immigration lawyers, “mass immigration” advocates, and ethnic groups. Every day, it betrays Canada and its majority population. It is a quisling organization and it deserves our contempt.

For the record, we provide below an earlier description of our case against the clear bias in the CBC. That description continues to apply, but the CBC’s behaviour has become much worse.

Read the full report here.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

CBC deep pockets prohibit entrepreneurs

As advertising has disappeared, the audience must become the main source of funding for any news organization’s long-term survival.

Public opinion research in recent years has consistently shown that only about 9 percent of Canadians are prepared to pay for news online. That’s because they see news available for free everywhere online and they have limited or no ability to differentiate between quality and commodity.

What about the public broadcaster? What role does the federal government see for CBC/Radio-Canada in all this? CBC/Radio-Canada has already moved aggressively into the digital world, competing with newspapers online for news, opinion and — most important to the private sector — online advertising dollars.

Does the prospect of competing against the relatively deep pockets of the CBC prevent entrepreneurs from launching news startups in communities across the country? Should government place fences around the activities of the broadcaster it owns?

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

CBC's idea of a ‘level playing field’

Good news! The CBC has discovered the internet. With an eye to the tens of thousands of “cord-cutters” who have been abandoning cable and satellite providers for online video, the corporation has begun streaming all of its live television services via an upgraded mobile and Apple TV app. More remarkably, it will offer a paid “premium” version: for $4.99 a month, subscribers will receive all of the regular app’s content ad-free, plus the CBC News Network feed in the bargain.

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.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

CBC mostly produces dreadful, dull, preachy, biased or unfunny television

If there were a truth-in-advertising law for campaign signs, the “We Vote CBC” signs would have to read “We Vote to Have Everyone Else Subsidize our Ideological and Cultural Preferences.” Because even if you agree with the CBC, its supporters and unions that Mother Corp is “woefully underfunded,” it is still the only broadcaster in the country that gets nearly a billion tax dollars a year.

The Sports Network (TSN) doesn’t get a billion a year from Ottawa. Indeed, TSN’s total annual revenues are only in the range of $400 million. Nor does the CBC’s main competitor, CTV, get a billion-dollar leg-up.

And for that money, Mother Corp mostly produces dreadful, dull, preachy, biased or unfunny television that almost no one watches.

Read the full story here.

Monday, December 02, 2019

CBC report allegedly misrepresenting science

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. Feltmate heads the industry-funded Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at Waterloo University, which claims climate change has triggered a surge in flood events in recent years. As Feltmate put it during his comments at the meeting: “The elephant in the room, from a climate-change perspective, is… too much water in the wrong places.”

Not quite. The real elephant sharing the room with Feltmate turned out to be a detailed report from Guy Gendron, a CBC/Radio Canada International ombudsman, outlining how such distorted flood claims led the news network to publish stories last fall that contained “inaccurate and irrelevant” information.

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.

Read the full story here.

Friday, November 29, 2019

CBC is too secretive and misleading

For years CBC has claimed, critics would say whined, that it has suffered from underfunding. CBC does need more money just to keep providing existing programming but the arguments the CBC uses to defend current or increased funding have clearly not worked. Why? Is it deliberate or a faulty communications strategy?

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.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

CBC too wasteful for public purse

If the CBC does not want interference from the federal government, they should refuse the funding they received of taxpayers' hard-earned money. 

The CBC has shown reckless disregard on waste and spending. Their style of journalism has cost taxpayers millions of dollars on lawsuits. 

The CBC should be sold to a private company to get them off our shoulders. There is no reason they cannot be financially self-sufficient.

Read more here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

You can’t talk about CBC on CBC

Given all we know about Russian-propagated fake news and privacy breaches and hiring PR people to portray criticism of Facebook as anti-Semitic — all reported on CBC platforms — Hirsh asked another question: “Why does CBC trust Facebook? Why does every outlet on CBC tell its listeners to go like them on Facebook?”

“Why does CBC continue to engage in commercial relationships with Facebook now that it’s clear to us that Facebook is a threat to democracy, and CBC as a public broadcaster should be strengthening democracy?”

Read the full story here.


Monday, November 25, 2019

CBC didn’t have the guts to take Cherry on

Long before Coach’s Corner, Cherry was just a coach for the Boston Bruins. After a Montreal game, Ken Dryden recalls doing simultaneous interviews under the stands, with Cherry beefing loudly about some calls. 

That Cherry wasn’t just a self-parody, he was a conscious self-parody with a dry self-awareness. Back then he might’ve even thought about his “you people” outburst and apologized. Justin Trudeau did and he’s still got his job. But that kind of fame and celebrity traps and scars almost everyone who achieves it. 

The irony is that it was a private, profit-making sports network, not the public, morally posturing national broadcaster, that dumped Cherry. CBC’s VP for PR smugly said they weren’t responsible since they only carry the show and have no, ugh, “purview.” Hands washed. Of course they owned “Hockey Night in Canada,” which incubated Coach’s Corner, for 80 years, till 2014. It still runs out of their building. They just didn’t have the guts to take Cherry on.

Read the full story here.

Friday, November 22, 2019

CBC North staff launched open rebellion

CBC North has reversed its plans to cut Iqaluit-based English-language morning newscasts in January and replace them with pan-northern newscasts assembled in Yellowknife.

CBC North reported the reversal of policy this morning, following an uproar among CBC staff, CBC listeners and some northern politicians.

The turmoil began when the managing director of CBC North, Janice Stein, described the new plan in an email to CBC workers on the morning of Monday, Nov. 18, provoking an immediate backlash.

In response, CBC North staff across the three northern territories launched an open rebellion against their employer and leaked Stein’s internal email to other news organizations.

To protect them from workplace repercussions, Nunatsiaq News is not publishing the identities of the CBC workers who communicated with us for this story.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Layoffs hit CBC News

Citing a decrease in its operating budget, the news division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced layoffs Thursday.

In its 2018-19 annual report, the CBC reported a 14.5 per cent decrease in revenue. The public broadcaster, which has a mixed funding model from government and advertising, reported $490 million in revenue for 2018-19, compared to $573 million in 2017-18.

CBC has to contend with a digital advertising market dominated by sophisticated technology firms such as Facebook and Google.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CBC North Blindsides Staff

CBC North is centralizing its morning newscasts, eliminating the English-language morning news reading posts based in Iqaluit and Whitehorse in favour of pan-northern newscasts to be broadcast out of Yellowknife.

Management at the public broadcaster announced the decision to staff Monday, in an email from Janice Stein, the managing director of CBC North.

But the news prompted swift backlash within staff at CBC North after the news was announced on Monday, explained Kaila Jefferd-Moore, a reporter based in Whitehorse.

"Folks felt blindsided," Jefferd-Moore said. "Their response was mostly confusion. It was a lot of uncertainty … no one knew why it was happening, where it came from. That's the best way to describe it, blindsided."

Read the full story here.

Monday, November 18, 2019

CBC will no longer work with Netflix

Despite the success of award-winning TV drama co-productions such as Anne with an E and Alias Grace, the head of the CBC says the broadcaster will no longer work with Netflix Inc.

Tait’s comments mark a notable change of policy from last December, when she said she “absolutely” saw such cost-saving co-productions as being the future for the CBC. And while no explicit reason was given for the U-turn, it comes as Netflix has significantly ramped up its activity in Canada.

Read the full story here.

Friday, November 15, 2019

CBC's CEO seems out of touch with the public

CBC CEO Catherine Tait said something truly insane on Thursday, and we owe her a debt of gratitude. It’s so rare that Canadians reach consensus on matters pertaining to Mother Corp.

We can all agree, however, that Tait’s comments at a TV industry conference in Ottawa were bananas.

No word of a lie, she was talking about Netflix’s presence in Canada.

It’s ridiculous and offensive on any number of levels. But it also bespeaks someone in a very important position who seems to be almost psychedelically out of touch with the corporation and the public she is supposed to work for.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

CBC is lying again

You’re Lying Again, CBC! Don Cherry Thrown Under Bus By Peter Mansbridge.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

CBC provided a one-sided platform for Ms. Erakat’s anti-Israel invective

If you tuned into CBC Radio on November 10, you were likely aghast to hear a 30-minute anti-Israel invective that centered largely on replacing the world’s only Jewish state with an Arab-majority, Palestinian-run country.

On “The Sunday Edition” yesterday, CBC Anchor Michael Enright interviewed avowed anti-Zionist and anti-Israel detractor, Noura Erakat, professor of law at Rutgers University, who aside from uttering outright falsehoods and flagrant distortions of the truth through misleading legalese, Erakat advocated for the “right of return” of millions of Palestinian refugees and their descendants into Israel, akin to a demographic ticking bomb that would see the Jewish character of the state of Israel and Jewish majority, eliminated.

The CBC’s segment entitled: “Israel violates international law with impunity, says human rights lawyer” was very concerning. CBC Anchor Michael Enright did not adequately challenge many false and highly misleading statements that Ms. Erakat made, and didn’t seem informed enough about the issues at hand, or at least willing, to ask hard and informed questions.

Mr. Enright, who seemed infatuated by Ms. Erakat, and who fawned over her saying “you are clearly a brilliant lawyer,” also expressed admiration for PLO official Hanan Ashrawi, “she’s a terrific person,” he said.

Read the full story here.
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CBC lambasted on social media

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and it’s principle anchor, Rosemary Barton, have been lambasted on social media and in the national political discourse for bringing a lawsuit against the Conservative Party of Canada, based on the party’s use of publicly broadcasted footage.

The Chronicle has learned that Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s principal secretary and chief political operative, repeatedly phoned Barton prior to the CBC’s initiation of that lawsuit. Barton was a moderator of the Federal Leaders’ Debate and was widely criticized for her soft-handling of Trudeau.

Critics want Barton and Butts to disclose the nature of their communications.

Read the full story here.

Monday, November 11, 2019

What Was the CBC Thinking?

The CBC decision to sue the Conservative Party for copyright infringement over seven clips that were either used in a campaign ad or posted to Twitter has unsurprisingly garnered considerable attention. While the CBC claims that its lawsuit was designed to defend perceptions of independence of its journalists and journalism, the opposite has predictably occurred with many believing that the lawsuit itself (filed eleven days before the election after the content was removed) demonstrates bias against the Conservative party.

Beyond the strategic blunder, CBC’s legal arguments are very weak.

Not only are the CBC’s copyright claims tenuous, but reviewing the clips makes the decision to sue even more puzzling.

Read the full story here.

Friday, November 08, 2019

How low will CBC TV bosses go

How low will CBC TV bosses go in search of ratings and ad dollars?

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

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. 

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.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

CBC publishes fact free column

The next time Canada’s public broadcaster publishes a column by Calgary pundit Duane Bratt, it should come with a disclaimer: Warning! Entering fact-free zone!

This week, Bratt penned a passionate defence of the National Energy Board titled “It’s not a sham: A rebuttal to Mayor Robertson’s Trans Mountain stance”. The Mount Royal University professor, who chairs the department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies, earnestly claimed that in 60 years of operation, the Trans Mountain pipeline had never spilled a drop.

Had Mr. Bratt, or his fact-checkers at the CBC, bothered to look up the “spill history” page on the pipeline company’s own website, they would have found 69 oil spills reported to the federal government since 1961, plus more than a dozen leaks of natural gas, jet fuel, diesel, solvents and contaminated water.

Since Texas-based Kinder Morgan bought the line in 2005, there have been 13 oil spills totalling 5,628 barrels of crude. CBC even reported on some of them ...

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

CBC recently cited “a leaked report” that is misleading — to say the least

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. These 9 stations have the data dating back to around 1983 or 1986, so I used their datasats.
Though temperatures over Canada no doubt have risen over the past century, there has not been any real warming in over 25 years. Rather, there’s been slight cooling, though not statistically significant. Clearly there hasn’t been any Canadian warming recently.

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

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

CBC lies about global warming

CBC lies about global warming causing volcanoes to erupt.

On last night’s show, I reported on the CBC falsely claiming that global warming will cause Canadian volcanoes to erupt.



Canada’s volcanoes are very small and located far from populated areas, so the threat their eruptions pose is negligible.

CBC even interviewed a scientist who admitted that CBC’s claim is merely a theory being debated by graduate students.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Truth, lies and the CBC

The CBC said this in a Tweet:

“a convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolls into Ottawa today for a mass protest against federal energy and environmental policies that has also become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements”

With one tweet, CBC managed to make the case for their own defunding while simultaneously proving how elitist they are about the concerns of everyday Albertans.

CBC can't possibly know what people on the convoy are thinking because they haven't been on the convoy, except for a few hundred kilometres. Everything the CBC writes about the mindset of those on the convoy is speculation, laden with anti-blue collar bias, and peppered with a desire to protect Trudeau at all costs.

Read the full story here.

Friday, November 01, 2019

CBC News has become the Airbnb of hate

The still largely pasty white proprietors of our broadcaster’s news division have invited a host of white-pride, “Christian” disciples masquerading as “journalists” to spend valuable time on CBC to parade — with little, if any resistance — their odious vision before viewers and readers.

The decision to give prime, unfettered space and airtime to these preening purveyors of smut cannot be dismissed as unfortunate or isolated errors of judgment.

Rather, it constitutes a pattern of unconscionable behaviour that reflects not only the CBC’s tolerance of the intolerable, but its abandonment of decency and editorial responsibility in the name, apparently, of the “cleansing” power of journalism.

CBC News has sullied its already fading reputation by happily providing a forum to the likes of rancid Rebel Media “contributor” Sheila Gunn Reid, Ann Coulter and, of course, most recently, Gavin McInnes — the screeching leader of a band of bigoted brothers who have traded white sheets and hoods for polo shirts.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

CBC has a totally unfair advantage

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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CBC allows falsehood to exist on CBC website

On May 17, CBC Online published an article by former Mideast bureau chief Derek Stoffel on the Eurovision song contest which Israel hosted in Tel Aviv recently.

In his article which focused largely on how Palestinians called for a boycott of Israel and the Eurovision song contest as the host city was inside the Jewish state, reporter Stoffel included the following quote from a Hamas official which erroneously claimed that Tel Aviv sits atop land of former Arab villages “stolen” by Jews:

“No one has the right — including singers and artists — to whitewash Israeli crimes by organizing the Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, on the land which was stolen from our grandfathers and grandmothers,” said Basem Naim, an official with Hamas, a political party and militant group that is considered a terrorist organization by Canada and other governments.”
What CBC did not tell readers is that Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 as the first all-Jewish city in modern times. Since when did Palestinians have any connection to Tel Aviv?

CBC declined to revise its article allowing this falsehood to exist on the CBC’s website.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

CBC wastes taxpayers' money on fake news horoscopes

Did you know that CBC has a horoscope section? and it's not even in the entertainment section where it should be. It's in the "life and culture" section for some reason, lumped in with opinion articles and news.

Let's look at an example of the CBC horoscopes.

Am I reading a softcore romance novel? The Jay Peterman catalog? Or a horoscope? Who writes this stuff?

Anyway, joking aside, I wanted to know why the state broadcaster is paying someone to write horoscopes, who that person is, and how much it's all costing us to have CBC provide this vague astrological slice of Canadiana?

Read the full story here.

Monday, October 28, 2019

CBC is operating outside its mandate

The Canadian taxpayer supported CBC has become a tool for left-wing social activists to indoctrinate the Canadian public for a implementation of a carbon tax. CBC is promoting Liberal Party ideological objectives, which most definitely do not reflect the views of many Canadians.

CBC continues with their climate crisis articles while never pointing out differing views that many scientists have with research pointing out that human activity is a small factor in climate change, pointing out that China and India are still spending tens of billions of dollars building coal plants, or articles praising Canadians for their renewable energy efforts.

Read more here.

Friday, October 25, 2019

CBC is now dwarfed in the media world

Handwringing over CBC funding obscures the fact it’s becoming a smaller and smaller player in a highly concentrated media world.

Over the past three decades, the place of the CBC within the media universe has been eclipsed as wholly new media have been added to it: e.g. mobile phones, broadband internet access, pay TV, OTT, online gaming, social media and search engines. In this context, carriage (or connectivity and bandwidth) is king, not content.

The upshot of these trends is that the CBC is now dwarfed in the media world. It’s share of the total media economy dropped from 5% in 1980s and early 1990s to less than half that amount today.

Read the full story here.
 


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Why did the CBC drum up this fake news story?

I recently learned that Canada’s state broadcaster spent resources trying to investigate me and my social media. And the Prime Minister’s Office took an interest.

The CBC attempted what amounts to a smear campaign against, among others, myself, Ezra Levant and Barbara Kay.

You might have seen the story online. The alarmist headline read: “Twitter trolls stoked debates about immigration and pipelines in Canada, data show: 9M troll tweets released by Twitter reveal foreign campaigns to influence Canadians’ opinions.”

That’s quite the statement. And a reader could be forgiven for thinking that foreign agents posted nine million tweets about Canadian pipelines and immigration in an attempt to meddle in our politics and push propaganda. That’s what the headline says, after all.

But that’s far from the truth.

The article reveals that Twitter released an archive of 9.6 million deleted tweets since 2013 that came from suspected bots — that is, fake accounts that are not connected to real people.

Of the 9.6 million deleted tweets, 21,600 mentioned Canada.

Yes, 21,600. Not nine million, as the headline deceptively implies.

The story reveals that the account most retweeted by trolls was CBC News, followed by Rebel Media and its founder, Levant.

Despite the alarmism of this “investigative report,” these accounts were retweeted less than 200 times each.So why did the CBC drum up this fake news story?

Read the full story here.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CBC's failure has been an acceptance of the flagrant commercialization of CBC programming

Despite the partial restoration of its budget by the federal government, CBC governance needs a major overhaul. Action on this front is urgently needed and long overdue.

The first and most obvious failure of the CBC board has been its acquiescence to the ongoing erosion of CBC funding.

The second failure, which is related to the budget cuts, has been an acceptance of the flagrant commercialization of CBC programming. CBC is supposed to be a public broadcaster. It was created to serve citizens, not to sell commercial products or services, which the private sector can do quite well. Its mandate is to inform, entertain and enlighten Canadians, using predominantly Canadian programming, something that the market alone cannot achieve.
Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CBC Reporter’s Biased Reporting About Israel

In response to several unfair and inaccurate reports about Israel that CBC TV’s The National and CBC Radio’s World Report recently broadcast, HonestReporting Canada has filed a formal complaint with senior executives at our public broadcaster calling for immediate corrective action to remedy the CBC’s biased reporting about Israel. As of this writing, we await a reply from the CBC.

On the October 11 broadcast of CBC The National, former Middle East Bureau Chief Margaret Evans (now stationed in London) produced a feature-length, almost 10 minute report entitled: “Young Palestinians see no end to the Israeli Occupation”.

Firstly, we took issue with this report’s headline which was appropriated by CBC editors. Ms. Evans’ report did not solely focus on Palestinian views about Israel’s so-called “occupation”. Instead, the report talked about the progress of building courthouses in the west bank (a joint Canadian-Palestinian project sponsored by CIDA), along with a discussion about how Palestinian politics are”frayed” and rife with “nepotism” and “corruption”. Yes, there was a discussion about the two state solution, Israeli settlements, and the presence of Israeli checkpoints, but this wasn’t its exclusive focus. 

Why then, did CBC editors want to focus reader’s attention to this issue to the exclusion of others?

Read the full story here.

Monday, October 21, 2019

CBC spreads fake news propaganda

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has big plans.

It wants to compete with Netflix, private news companies, and broadcasters to be the chief Canadian content provider.

To truly do that though, the CBC would have to function as a media producer that represents all Canadians.

With only one week until the election ends, they have blown that opportunity by not just blurring the line between partisanship and journalism, but erasing it altogether.

Then there’s the fake news propaganda CBC routinely spreads, too. With so much Liberal pamphleteering, it’s no wonder why Canadians are turning away from the CBC to independent alternatives.

Read the full story here.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Taxpayers foot CBC Trump attack ads


Ads have been appearing throughout Canada on billboards and in public places comparing Donald Trump’s request to fund a border wall with Mexico to the USSR border wall in East Germany.

Trump has brought border security to the center of his domestic policy platform. The U.S-Mexico border wall was one of the main things he campaigned on before his 2016 election.

It is unclear how much CBC has spent on the billboard and TV-ad campaign but they have appeared in several locations throughout Canada including on Vancouver’s transit system.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

CBC claims contradicted by memo

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation once claimed the loss of licensing rights to Hockey Night in Canada only cost the network a “few dollars.”

That’s apparently not the case, according to an Access to Information memo obtained by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The memo reportedly confirmed a steady decline in ad revenue for the CBC ever since the network lost the rights to Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC), which they held from 1952 to 2014.

The memorandum stated CBC advertising revenue peaked at $523 million in 2014, which was the last year the network held broadcasting rights to NHL games before losing it to Rogers Communications. Revenue fell 40% within two years, with ad revenue totaling $318 million in 2018.

Rogers paid $5.2 billion, outbidding the CBC for the HNIC licensing contract, which runs until 2026. At the time, the CBC claimed the loss wasn’t significant, with then network president Hubert Lacroix stating the network has “not lost hundreds of millions of dollars on the hockey contract.”

We lost a few dollars,” Lacroix said in 2015 during testimony at the Senate communications committee.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The CBC has damaged its own brand

"A total lack of political savvy, another boneheaded move,” says one CBC journalist of the broadcaster's suit against the Conservatives.

There are only two possible scenarios for Rosemary Barton, and neither is good.

Either she knew that the CBC was going to sue the Conservative Party of Canada in her name and she let it happen, or she didn’t.

If she knew about it, that’s bad. She is, after all, the lead CBC journalist covering a federal election that’s mere days away. Three days before the copyright-infringement suit was filed on October 10, she was a moderator of the official English-language leaders’ debate, where impartiality was the essence of the job. To consciously make herself an adversary of the Conservative Party would be staggeringly stupid. It matters little in this scenario if she were an eager participant or just along for the ride, under pressure from management. It strains credulity to imagine that Barton was somehow forced by her employer to personally sue the Conservatives — and if push came to shove, she could always have resigned. To not refuse is to agree, and to agree is to demonstrate a shocking lack of journalistic judgment by entering into a conflict of interest that would seem to compromise her ability to continue to cover federal politics in Canada, perhaps permanently.

Read the full story here.

Monday, October 14, 2019

The “shocking” video the CBC is trying to prevent you from seeing

The CBC is taking the Conservative Party of Canada to court for using the broadcaster's footage in an online advertisement.

In response, the Conservatives used the lawsuit as a fundraising pitch, arguing in an email to supporters that CBC "footage should be usable by those who fund them."

The party is asking for donations so that it can "hit back hard" against "this attack on free expression."

As well, the Conservative Party says in a statement on its website that it plans to fight the CBC legal action.

Read the full story here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

CBC acknowledges missteps

It sucks. It really, really sucks. “CBC’s The National acknowledges missteps and looks to retool — while pledging to keep its four hosts”.




Thursday, October 10, 2019

CBC attempts to justify unethical habits of their stars

As the latest news story about CBC hijinks breaks, I’m beginning to wonder if we shouldn’t just rename it the Corrupt Broadcasting Corporation. (Ba-dum-cha!)

We’ll be publishing more frequently, from now till Election Day. Here’s why.

Here’s the story trending. Apparently, Amanda Lang, one half of the amateurish Lang and O’Leary Exchange, is in bed with the Royal Bank of Canada. Literally. (Ba-dum-cha!)

Lang, who is in a relationship with RBC board member Geoffrey Beattie, is accused of trying to suppress the 2013 story about RBC abusing the temporary foreign workers program. They were using it to replace Canadian workers on the cheap in a year when their profits were $8 billion.

Kathy Tomlinson, the investigative reporter behind CBC’s Go Public, broke the story on The National, with pick-ups on other CBC shows. The story led to an apology from the company and changes in legislation.

So no harm done? Maybe. But I want to know how many stories Lang successfully derailed.

That’s because the Lang kerfuffle is further complicated with news that the business reporter has been interviewing some of the people for whom she also does paid speaking gigs.

It’s outrageous. Which is why it’s also reached the point of high comedy. While there was nothing funny about the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, the way CBC managers attempt to justify the unethical habits of their stars has sitcom potential. Well, if you like those cynical sitcoms that feature sex, money, and backroom capers.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Angry CBC Radio listeners

Long-time CBC Radio One listeners upset over summer programming that featured a dozen shows about personal concerns and peoples’ problems will be listening carefully this fall to see how many of those kinds of programs are in the line-up.

Hundreds of traditional Radio One fans strongly agreed with my blog of two weeks ago, in which I blasted CBC management for broadcasting the mindless and banal programs.

Hundreds of people said they no longer listen to Radio One, while other said they turn the radio off as soon as they hear one of the selfie-like programs.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 08, 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.

It wasn’t so long ago that the CBC was known as the Canadian home of strong satire and sketch.

But now, when Canada needs a compelling comedic voice more than ever, the CBC’s output has largely grown stale and irrelevant.

The CBC, meanwhile, continues to rely on its stable of ever-aging dinosaurs instead of promoting new shows.

If the CBC continues to downplay new voices online and shackle itself to long-time creators who produce staid broadcast work, it risks losing a hold among the creators that are the lifeblood of the scene.

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.

Monday, October 07, 2019

CBC should be representing the views of all Canadians

With the support of its members, the CCFR was able to answer a long-standing question; is Canadian media biased against the ownership of firearms and the people who own them?

The answer is yes. It is now an established and irrefutable fact.

Given that gun owners are being done a disservice by the CBC, a state-run broadcaster that all Canadians are forced to pay for, what do we do about it? The CBC should be representing the views of all Canadians with accuracy and honesty. If this organization is incapable of abiding by these simple virtues, why should it exist at all? The CCFR, as a first measure is lodging this official complaint to both the Ombudsman in charge of the CBC and the Minister of Heritage who oversees the public broadcaster.

At worst, we may experience inaction concerning this complaint. At best, a dialogue about how the CBC can improve its coverage and restore its relevance. Either way, a government friendly to the most vetted and law-abiding Canadians will form a majority at some point in the future; and the documented conduct of the leaders of the CBC may become a foundation for significant change.

Read the full story here.

Friday, October 04, 2019

CBC admitted it had known about the allegations

Let’s just start with the current big scandal, the Kokanee Grope.

Have they not heard how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped a small-town newspaper reporter in 2000?

That’s possible, I suppose, if your only source of news is the CBC. When the grope story first materialized in June, the CBC admitted it had known about the allegations since “earlier this year,” but had chosen not to report on them.

The CBC, which receives a taxpayer subsidy of over $1 billion a year, claims it sat on the story to protect the victim’s privacy. Fascinating, though, how their concern for her privacy coincided so conveniently with keeping their prime minister’s image clean.

If you believe there is no bias at the CBC, ask yourself whether the broadcaster would have sat on these accusations had they been made against Stephen Harper while he was PM?

Read the full story here.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

CBC’s fake news problem

Minister of Democratic Institutions (a Soviet-style moniker devised by the Trudeau government) Karina Gould recently espoused confidence in the state broadcaster the CBC to mother Canadians by telling them what information they can and cannot believe.

Shortly before Gould tweeted CBC’s biased article on fake news, which propagated the childish notion that the dark arts of disinformation only comes from the right of the political spectrum, the CBC itself published false information on tech giants censoring conservative individuals and information.

When the state broadcaster dismisses real internet censorship as a right-wing conspiracy theory and the Liberals in power defer to the CBC as the go-to source for determining what is and isn’t real news, Canadians need to start questioning the reliability and honesty of the so-called public broadcaster.

Read the full story here.



Wednesday, October 02, 2019

CBC ignores inconvenient truths

Canada’s public broadcasting corporation, CBC, released an “article” earlier this week, which largely attempted to paint our organization as a conservative advocacy website.

I write for The Post Millennial; I am a leftist; and let me tell you: the CBC has got it all wrong.

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.

A good news organization appreciates opinions, encourages free speech, and enables critical thinking. The Post Millennial does just that. By having leftist, centrist, and rightist writers, we challenge our readers’ opinions and the narrative surrounding mainstream media.

As an esteemed news organization, we make it our mission to question the government when it’s wrong, and appreciate it when it’s right. It’s basic journalism.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

CBC using the term “climate emergency” in place of climate change

While it may be hard to believe, the Trudeau government and the CBC have concluded the language they currently use to describe climate change hasn’t been apocalyptic enough.

So now, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and the stated-funded public broadcaster will be using the term “climate emergency” in place of climate change.

“Senior CBC management told staff they were able to use the terms ‘climate crisis’ and ‘climate emergency’ when covering the wide-ranging impacts of temperature rises around the world.”

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Why does CBC need advertising?

A government’s job in a democracy, in theory, is to provide for the common good those things that the free market either cannot or cannot effectively deliver — national defence, foreign policy, certain large-scale infrastructure projects that span multiple jurisdictions. The Canadian government, however, seems oddly intent on operating Crown corporations that directly compete with the private sector.

The CBC’s aggressive plan to grow its share of commercial advertising revenue is an even more problematic example of a so-called public good competing with private enterprise. At a recent preview of CBC programming for media marketing and advertising agencies, the public broadcaster emphasized that all of its content — on TV, radio, podcasts or digital properties — is “ad friendly.”

Events like this, called upfronts, are standard in the broadcast industry. But the CBC itself is not standard. Unlike its competitors, it receives more than a billion dollars each year in taxpayer money to fund its news division as well as, among other things, the creation of original Canadian dramatic content. Why does it need advertising at all?
It’s no mystery why CBC would want advertising, of course. More money is its own reward. The problem is, the CBC is not Canada’s only broadcaster or news outlet. And every dollar of advertising it secures is a dollar less available to Canada’s other media companies, which receive no comparable direct federal subsidy.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

CBC always taken care of by the Liberals comments Justin Trudeau

It appears as if some Liberals have no fear politicizing the state broadcaster, as long as it means swaying a few extra votes.

Earlier today, Bob Rae, a former Liberal MP and current Special Envoy and the interim party leader before Justin Trudeau, posted a response tweet to Eric Grenier, the CBC’s pollster, which made many uncomfortable to say the least.

While the awkward moment displays the party in a problematically close relationship with the CBC, it is not the first during this campaign.

Justin Trudeau also had a similarly problematic interaction at the beginning of the campaign, when he jokingly offered poutine to a CBC journalist, while commenting that the Liberals always took care of the organization.

Read more here.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CBC journalistic conflict of interest

It isn’t just private sector journalists who suffer from a lack of credibility. Canada’s state broadcaster is even more conflicted.

During the last federal election, funding to the CBC became a major issue.

The Conservative government cut the CBC’s budget by $115 million; the NDP pledged to reverse these cuts, while the Liberals pledged to not only reverse the cuts but to give $150 million in new funding.

Lo and behold, with $265 million on the line, the Trudeau Liberals received glowing coverage from the CBC which helped them win the election.

How can journalists remain independent when they’re the beneficiaries of government handouts? Can they really be trusted to scrutinize the politicians who fund them? Will they remain unbiased if other politicians threaten to end their funding?

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Producers of CBC’s The Fifth Estate “may be guilty of defamatory libel.”

Winnipeg fashion designer Peter Nygard has won another court battle in his ongoing case against the CBC.

A Manitoba court of appeal decision delivered Friday denied the CBC’s attempt to get Nygard’s case thrown out and opened the way for the millionaire mogul to proceed with a defamation case against the national broadcaster.

The court of appeal’s ruling essentially supports a 2015 ruling from Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Doug Abra who, in confirming a lower court decision made two years earlier, wrote that producers of CBC’s The Fifth Estate “may be guilty of defamatory libel.”
The case is connected to a 2010 documentary that alleged Nygard was abusive to staff and known to engage in sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Read the full story here.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Publication ban granted in CBC-Nygard case

A nearly decade-long legal fight between fashion mogul Peter Nygard and the CBC hit another roadblock Thursday, after a week-long preliminary hearing was bogged down in a fight over what the public should be allowed to hear.

At issue is a 2010 Fifth Estate documentary, Larger Than Life, that levelled serious allegations against Nygard and his treatment of staff and women.

Nygard filed a private prosecution against the public broadcaster and journalists Timothy Sawa, Morris Karp and Bob McKeown for defamatory libel, alleging they engaged in an international conspiracy to discredit him and his clothing empire.

Read the full story here.

Friday, September 20, 2019

CBC under fire for documentary

CBC’s science show The Nature of Things is set to air a documentary that purports to prove the first humans in the New World came across the ocean from Europe and not, as most scientists think, via a land bridge from Asia.

A geneticist of ancient humans calls it “extremely irresponsible” to promote this theory, not just because it is widely rejected and unsupported by evidence, but also because it is a favourite piece of propaganda among white supremacists, who use it to argue Europeans colonized North America before Native Americans, and therefore have the original claim to the land.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

CBC greatly interferes with the business success of its commercial competitors

In the 1930s, to foster greater unity of national news in the face of U.S. competition, we needed a national medium. Not any more: we now have several radio, television and print media in Canada, all desperate for advertising money that the CBC absorbs both on and off the internet.

The CBC now controls several radio stations, a swarm of television stations and television news feeds, and internet broadcasts. It greatly interferes with the business success of its commercial competitors at the expense of taxpayers and thereby denies us effective contrary opinions. Its $1.8-billion annual federal government grant, plus income from television and internet advertising, gives it too much control of the news.

At the very least, the annual grant should be equally distributed to all Canadian media. 

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

CBC loves to claim how much they’re beating their competitors

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.

And, as was pointed out on Twitter, the CBC loves to claim how much they’re beating their competitors, while neglecting the fact that CBC is federally funded.

This appears to be a classic case of projection by the CBC. In reality, they are a state-run ‘Liberal Pamphleteering’ outlet, and (while there are rare exceptions like Robyn Urback), mostly totally dominated by Liberal sentiment.

Consider how, just as the Liberals started pushing more of their anti-Conservative climate fear-mongering, CBC started running endless climate change segments that basically repeated Liberal talking points word for word.

And consider how, in their biased attack on The Post Millennial, they cited a supposed ‘expert’ without mentioning that he was… wait for it… a former CBC Executive Producer.

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Where is CBCs credibility?

Where is the CBCs credibility after running this story.

 Democrats demand Kavanaugh be impeached over new sexual misconduct allegations
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/kavanaugh-sexual-misconduct-allegations-1.5284951

Major news organizations in the United States have either had to issue corrections to their story or have simply refused to run it. 

The Washington Post has revealed it passed on a questionable story about Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh back in 2018 because it "could not independently corroborate the allegation" and key figures didn't cooperate. The story, about a sexual assault allegedly committed by Kavanaugh during the 1983-84 school year at Yale, was published Saturday by The New York Times, which was forced to issue a correction to the article the next day.


Does the CBC know what's going on better in the United States than USA news organizations?

Where is the credibility?






Monday, September 16, 2019

CBC likes to spin government funding

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). 

In addition to losing out to their television adversaries, the CBC has been rendered much less irreplaceable in terms of a news source to a majority of Canadians because of the internet and cheap satellite TV capabilities. There are almost no isolated communities that solely depend on the CBC any longer, and I challenge people to find me more than a handful of Canadians under 25 who watch the CBC at all.

Read more here.

Friday, September 13, 2019

CBC's racist comment sections spark debate

Online discussions of aboriginal issues in Canada can become so vitriolic that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) decided earlier this week to temporarily close comments on stories about indigenous people. Brodie Fenlon, acting director of digital news, said that while many topics incite problematic discussion, the number of comments that descend into hate speech and personal attacks are disproportionately higher on stories related to indigenous issues.

It’s a significant move for the CBC, which, as a publicly funded corporation, faces pressure to maintain an open space for democratic discussion. 

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

CBC competitors paying taxes that subsidize their competition

Online is where it's at. There, CBC/Radio Canada goes toe to toe with traditional broadcasters and newspapers fighting for readers, viewers, listeners and, most of all, dollars. That's where it sows. And that's where it reaps.

And that's where, if something needs to be "done" about CBC — which, in both the online and television worlds, is a full-blown commercial operator — it should be done.

The nation's television broadcasting world has forever been distorted by the existence of a publicly-funded entity such as CBC that competes not only for viewers but for advertising income. It has always been entirely unfair to the private sector that its own tax dollars are used to compete against it.

Publicly-funded radio may compete with the private sector for listeners but never for money.

About 40 per cent of Canada's advertising dollars are spent online, making that medium by far the most dominant, followed by TV a good 10 points behind, then radio and newspapers. That means that by employing an aggressive online strategy, CBC now competes for a share of about 70 per cent of the advertising dollars at play in the market.

So newspapers, radio and other internet platforms are now, in addition to television companies, paying taxes that subsidize their competition to their detriment.

Read the full story here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

CBCs Baseless Speculation is Fake News

In the report below, CBC tried hinting – with ZERO evidence – that there was link between the timing of Maxime Bernier’s tweets, and a far-right rally in the US:


CBC makes the ‘link’ without any proof, engaging in baseless speculation. It’s a clear example of Fake News.

See the full story here.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Share your concerns about a CBC News report

Every Canadian is entitled to accuracy, balance and integrity in CBC’s journalism, and CBC recognizes your right to hold us accountable for the quality of our News coverage.

If you have concerns regarding the facts or views featured in a CBC News story – be it online or on air – you can share your feedback in the following ways:
  • Contact us and we’ll relay your comments to the appropriate journalists and editors at CBC News
  • Submit typographical or factual errors directly to the story reporter and editors through the “Report Typo or Error” link located at the bottom of the online story featured on cbc.ca/news
  • Questions or comments regarding a local story should be directed to your regional newsroom 
  • Concerns regarding journalistic balance and integrity in CBC's news and information programs can be directed to the CBC Ombudsman
More information can be found here.

And of course you can always contact us as well!!

Monday, September 09, 2019

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.

A recent example of CBC’s intolerance to differing views took place on September 23, 2018, when it interviewed former Conservative leadership candidate, Maxime Bernier, who has formed his own political party, the People’s Party of Canada. Regardless of one’s opinion of Mr. Bernier, he should never have been exposed to such a derogatory and insulting interview as took place when rabidly partisan journalist, Wendy Mesley, interviewed him. She lobbed ideologically loaded grenades at him, insinuating that he was part of a vast right wing conspiracy. Ms. Mesley’s contempt for Mr. Bernier and his views, are similar to that exhibited by another CBC journalist, Rosemary Barton, when she interviews individuals with conservative values.

A network should fire such journalists for their unprofessional behaviour, but the CBC supports such behaviour as do most other mainstream media.

Read the rest of the story here.

Friday, September 06, 2019

Why is publicly tax funded CBC anti-Semitic?

On August 29, CBC Radio aired a report by Beirut-based freelance reporter Rebecca Collard that portrayed Israel as the aggressor in recent hostilities with Hezbollah and which failed to mention any of Israel’s security concerns about the grievous threat that Iranian-sponsored terror group poses.

Untold by Ms. Collard (and we strenuously take issue with her failure to include the following context) Israel says its attack in Syria was a pre-emptive strike against Iranian Quds Force operatives who were about to carry out an imminent attack on Israel by launching killer attack drones.

The troubling lack of context and omission of Israel’s legitimate security concerns, unfairly depicted Israel as the aggressor.

Read the full story here.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

CBC broadcast was devastatingly defamatory

The defendant CBC produced an hour-long television program which examined questions raised in the medical scientific community about the safety of heart medications known as Calcium Channel Blockers, particularly one called nifedipine.

The plaintiff, a doctor and research scientist, was interviewed. He brought an action for damages for defamation, alleging that the program, and the manner in which his interview was edited, created the innuendoes that he supported the prescribing of killer drugs; that he was in a conflict of interest; that he was receiving a pay-off or kickback from a leading pharmaceutical company; and that he acted negligently or dishonestly as the chairman of the ad hoc advisory committee of HPB.

The trial judge found that the words complained of did actually bear those meanings and that the broadcast was devastatingly defamatory of the plaintiff.

The trial judge concluded that this was as serious a libel as could be imagined. The defendants never apologized. Rather, to the very end, and throughout the trial, there was an uncompromising defence of their activities. The trial judge awarded $400,000 for general damages, aggravated damages totalling $350,000, and punitive damages totalling $200,000, for a total of $950,000.

Read the full case here.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Taking exception to CBC allegations

Earlier this week CBC published an article regarding a couple that is being investigated for immigration fraud. Rather than using an image of the couple being investigated, the lead image in the story prominently featured a photo of Doug, Gloria and other members of our staff. Further, the article alleges that individuals from Knight Archer Insurance were complicit in the scheme.

We take exception to the allegations in the article and are disappointed in the lack of care and attention shown by the CBC in its representation of Knight Archer. We can confirm that neither Knight Archer nor Gloria Archer are under any investigation with regards to the immigration fraud case. Instead, Gloria has been called as a witness for the prosecution in the case against the immigration consultant. We have and will continue to offer our full cooperation to the authorities as the case proceeds to trial.

Read the full story here.