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 2021 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 2021 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.

Exposed - More CBC Stars Exit

The Dragons head for the exits on Dragons’ Den.

Canadians, it seems, are pretty good at showing Americans how to be capitalists. But at home, the Dragons are heading for the exits, providing an inescapable metaphor mirroring the decline in fortunes for Canada’s public broadcaster as some of its best talent has left amid scandal and tough government-mandated budget cuts.

Last week, it was marketing guru Arlene Dickinson who announced her departure, just a week after financial author David Chilton announced he would leave the show, which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

The departure of two well-liked judges from the popular series, which features all-too-hopeful contestants creatively pitching judges to invest in their sometimes quirky inventions, means the CBC has some giant entrepreneurial shoes to fill. Finding telegenic Canadian high rollers who have hundreds of thousands in seed money each season is no easy task.

And it raises the question of how the broadcaster, already saddled with crippling layoffs, will be able to sustain its flagship program. The close timing of announcements suggested to some it was less a case of moving on than stars leaving a sinking ship.

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CBC in dire straights following NHL loss

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is planning to cut 657 jobs over the next two years in an effort to cut $130 million from its budget.

The news was not unexpected, given warnings from CBC President Hubert Lacroix that the network is in dire straits following the loss of NHL hockey to Rogers Communications.

In a major change of direction, the broadcaster announced it would no longer compete with other networks for sports programming, which have the upper hand because they own specialty sports channels and multimedia platforms.

But the broadcaster said it would continue to compete for sports events of "national significance," such as the Olympics.

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CBC slashing operating budget of local services

CBC English Services says at least 144 more people will be out of work following yet another round of layoffs, with the West experiencing the brunt of the cuts.

Jennifer McGuire, editor-in-chief of CBC News, informed her staff in a letter Thursday that 144 positions would be eliminated across the country, possibly yielding even greater job losses as remaining positions are recategorized.

McGuire categorized the layoffs as part of the public broadcaster’s commitment to be “more local at lower cost” by slashing the operating budget of local services by $15 million.

In February, CBC announced it would look into selling its Toronto headquarters as a cost-cutting measure.

McGuire said that after layoffs, the company will have more than 1,100 staff across the country.

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Canadians judge CBC as being less objective

In the August issue of Policy Options, Dr. Conrad Winn claimed that CBC television news is biased in favour of the left.

The claim was based on the results of a recent COMPAS survey ...

As noted by Dr. Winn, the results showed that Canadians valued the quality of CBC’s news program but apparently judged the network as being less objective than the other networks.

Based on this presumed CBC bias, it’s been argued that the network be prevented from collecting taxpayers money through annual budgets.

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Exposed - CBC is secretive and misleading

The president of CBC published an article in Huffington Post recently asking Canadians for help in deciding CBC's future. Good idea but the plea received modest reader feedback; a few hundred people at most cared enough to comment or like the article. Is it a sign that CBC has lost the public, that Canadians have stopped believing in and what CBC and its managers say?

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.

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Exposed - CBC operating outside mandate

The Internet is remaking the media landscape. Google and Facebook have gobbled up the revenue streams that used to go to newspapers and broadcasters, which is problematic, since Google and Facebook don’t convince corrupt engineers to spill the beans on taxpayer ripoffs.

The CBC’s mandate says that it should “provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains.” That comes from the Broadcasting Act, which was passed in 1991, when the CBC’s budget was $1.7 billion.

There’s nothing in that mandate about delivering news stories to mobile phones, a key part of the CBC’s new plan. That makes me nervous, since newspapers are desperately trying to make money from that. How can we do that if subsidized CBC reporters are giving away what we’re trying to sell?

CBC, in survival mode, must seek revenue where it can, but it’s past time for the government to re-evaluate its mandate and funding level, and figure out what role the CBC should play in the Internet era.

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Exposed: Another CBC Correction

Honest Reporting Canada Prompts CBC Correction: Netanyahu Didn’t Backtrack on Renouncing “One-State Solution”. 

Following an HRC complaint, issued the following correction after erroneously claiming in a March 19 report that Israeli PM Netanyahu had backtracked on renouncing the “one-state solution”.

See both the error and correction here.

Peter Mansbridge skirts new CBC policy

Despite a policy announced by CBC Thursday forbidding paid appearances by its on-air journalists, The National anchor Peter Mansbridge will still be speaking in Niagara Falls May 1.

Mansbridge was announced this week as the guest speaker for the annual Pathstone Foundation Hope Award Gala, to be held at Club Italia. Late Thursday, however, the CBC released a note to staff stating "CBC/Radio-Canada will no longer approve paid appearances by its on-air journalistic employees."

But Ellis Katsof, chief executive officer of Pathstone Mental Health, said Mansbridge's appearance is a go.

The contract to book Mansbridge was signed two weeks ago, he added. Even before the new policy, CBC had a "very clear process for screening speaking engagements."

The policy does not affect CBC freelancers such as Rex Murphy.

CBC did not offer comment when contacted Friday.

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Exposed - CBC is now an empty husk

When an institution that I can remember from my childhood—a staggeringly long time ago—starts to rot, it’s usually from the head, like the proverbial fish.

Governments all hate the CBC: they would prefer it to act like a state broadcaster, not a watchdog, which it used to be, at least to some extent. Years of laying waste to talent, and bone-deep cuts, had to have a cumulative effect. And they did. The CBC is now an empty husk, where everyone looks over their shoulders, fearing cross looks or worse from their Conservative overlords.

For its part, CBC management has become ossified, timorous and incompetent.

I can no longer defend yet another horribly broken institution, once a landmark that helped to pull this country together. At this juncture it really doesn’t matter who broke it—one can level blame at more parties than we have fingers to point. But surely the time has now come to bury it before the stink of decomposition overpowers us all.

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Exposed - CBC should review ethical code of conduct

It’s been a tough couple of months for our public broadcaster. But this latest blunder is all of its own making. CBC Senior Business Correspondent Amanda Lang tried to "sabotage" an earth-shattering exposé of Royal Bank’s illegal use of Temporary Foreign Workers -- while she was accepting money from the same bank.

Trying to quash such a far-reaching and courageous story would be bad enough, except it turns out RBC was regularly paying Lang for speaking gigs, the CEO of RBC had endorsed her book...and she was romantically involved with an RBC board member! Enough is enough.

Tell the CBC to review its ethical code of conduct and stop defending its celebrity hosts.

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CBC President Hubert Lacroix defends CBC ethics in midst of scandals

The head of CBC defended the news organization’s journalistic ethics Tuesday amid criticism from the prime minister that “a lot” of Radio-Canada employees “hate” conservative values.

While Hubert Lacroix would not comment directly on Stephen Harper’s comments to a Quebec radio station, he spoke to the values that underscore the broadcaster’s journalism.

Lacroix’s comments on the integrity of CBC practices come one day after Harper said in an interview with a Quebec City radio station, FM93 Québec, that “a lot” of Radio-Canada employees “hate” conservative values.

On the topic of speaking before Senate committee in the midst of scandals like Amanda Lang and Jian Ghomeshi, Lacroix said he’s very proud of his job, of CBC Radio-Canada and its employees.

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Did CBC journalists break Code of Conduct?

CBC journalists took VIP rides aboard government-chartered aircraft as guests of a Conservative minister for stories lauding cabinet’s environmental leadership. The junkets were arranged by Parks Canada at public expense. Journalists who took the trips declined interviews.

“As far as I know all practices were followed,” Evan Solomon, host of CBC-TV’s Power & Politics talk show, wrote in an email exchange with Blacklock’s; “At CBC the producer makes the arrangements.” Solomon referred all questions to an ex-producer who quit the network four years ago.

Financial accounts tabled in Parliament show Solomon was a guest of then-Environment Minister Jim Prentice aboard a private plane chartered by Parks Canada to tour British Columbia’s Gwaii Haanas National Park.

“That plane ride into Haida Gwaii was part of the doc,” said Solomon, adding the trip “complied with CBC policy”. The junket resulted in a 17-minute feature story on CBC National entitled Survivormen: Wilderness Summit

The story did not tell viewers Parks Canada had paid for arrangements.

CBC executives also had no comment. Managers of the Crown broadcaster have had an unusually close relationship with Parks Canada in the past, once accepting a five-figure cash payment to cover the agency’s Arctic search for two 19th century shipwrecks.

Codes of conduct for private broadcasters restrict payments to newsrooms by individuals or corporations that are the subject of stories. The Radio Television Digital News Association Code Of Ethics states, “Electronic journalists will not accept financial compensation from those who seek to influence news coverage”. A Canadian Association of Broadcasters Code Of Ethics states, “It shall be the responsibility of broadcasters to ensure that news shall be represented with accuracy and without bias; broadcasters shall satisfy themselves that the arrangements made for obtaining news ensure this result.”

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Exposed - Why does CBC exist?

The CBC and its predecessors were created in part to provide a commercial-free option to private radio. The idea, refined over the years, was to offset the corrupting influence of advertising, which favoured content that was allegedly crass and popular and conservative, and replace it with the higher moral, cultural and liberal ideological values that only a public broadcaster could provide when funded by the state.

The CBC, on television and through its aggressive digital Web-based operations, has been in the commercial market for decades, more recently manipulating and abusing its massive public subsidy to compete with the private sector on the Internet. Radio was the last fig leaf on the CBC’s phony claims to non-commercial integrity, and now it is gone completely.

Reviewing the CBC’s mandate should begin with the question: Why does this organization still exist, using government money to compete in a commercial market on commercial terms. Either it is private or public.

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Exposed - CBC and Canadians don't recognize each other

With the CBC’s TV ratings down 40% to a specialty channel-like 5% share of viewers even before it lost its NHL contract, according to Canadian Media Research, it’s worth asking again what has gone wrong with the Mother Corp and what should be done about it? The answer to the first question is that it no longer represents ordinary Canadians to themselves in a way they like or even recognize.

The result is a chorus of CBC reporters and producers affirming their assumed superiority by churning out a constant stream of intellectual bigotry that alienates its listeners. The latter are migrating in droves to the proliferation of media available on the Internet, beyond the captive audience that used to be delivered to the CBC by CRTC regulations.

 The response to the CBC’s problems is clear enough, given its inability to acknowledge let alone correct its ideological bias. End its $1-billion of government subsidies. The CBC does not present an accurate face of Canada to Canadians. The two don’t recognize each other anymore.

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Exposed ... CBC stars are hypocrites

Just when you thought the CBC couldn’t sink any deeper into its self-made quagmire, the public broadcaster’s senior news editors again show they’re sharing an ethical compass with Bernie Madoff.

At the time, not a single CBC News executive (and there are layers of them) appeared troubled by the fact that high-profile CBC journalists had, for years, leveraged their state-subsidized celebrity to pad their bank accounts.

I’m convinced they thought that the CBC could make the scandal go away, with the connivance of allies in the mainstream media. Bad call.

Putting it bluntly, McGuire, Lang and Mansbridge are rank hypocrites. They were all for paid speaking gigs until they were against them.

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Exposed - Hubert Lacroix admits to challenges

The current CBC business model is going to die, according to its president.

The public broadcaster is currently facing issues with funding and keeping viewers, listeners and readers engaged and needs to find new ways to do both, said CBC President and CEO Hubert LaCroix during a discussion on public broadcast’s future, hosted by the RTA School of Media on March 5.

“The funding model of receiving a cheque from the [federal] government and lobbying like crazy so that your cheque is not weaker or smaller than the one that you got the year before is not the best funding model,” LaCroix said.

Creating engaging content across multiple platforms is another issue the CBC is tackling.

LaCroix said the Internet is a new source of search and display but not of advertising revenue for the CBC.

LaCroix said that the challenge is connecting with Canadians one-on-one because now they are more likely to trust social media rather than a news anchor.

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Exposed - CBC threatens to skew public opinion

The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting are hoping to make greater funding for the CBC a campaign issue in the upcoming federal election.
Of course the Friends want more – much more – of your money and mine for the state broadcaster, the lefty broadcaster whose goal is to help the Tories’ rivals win this fall’s election, the broadcaster that is most popular with smug elitists such as the folks who support Friends.

In what has to be one of the most preposterous, over-the-top issues ads since the Liberals’ unhinged attack ad in the 2006 federal election that threatened a Tory win meant “Soldiers with guns. In our cities. In Canada,” the Friends are asking Canadians to help “Free the CBC.”

Free it from what?

In 2014 dollars, the Chretien government gave the CBC just under $1.2 billion a year. Under Paul Martin, it got just over $1.2 billion. Now its overall budget is just over $1 billion. But it’s still over a billion.

No other broadcaster in the country, indeed no other cultural institution gets anywhere near what Mother Corp extracts from hardworking Canadians every year.

If anything, the CBC, with its enormous budget and vast network of taxpayer-funded assets across the country, coupled with its obvious bias against conservative ideas and the Tory government, threatens to skew public opinion.

The danger of an unchallenged left-wing “public” broadcaster is even greater with the demise last month of the Sun News Network.

The CBC should have to survive in the TV and radio markets just like any other broadcaster.

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Exposed - Fifth Estate questions CBC probe

A new episode of "The Fifth Estate" takes aim at the internal CBC probe of Jian Ghomeshi, with one "Q" employee saying his faith in the broadcaster has been shaken due to lingering questions about the investigation.

A transcript of the episode hosted by Gillian Findlay reports that almost all known employees who worked for "Q" in the summer — 17 in total — say they were not approached or questioned by CBC management as part of the internal probe.

Brian Coulton, who began as an intern on "Q," says in the episode that Ghomeshi's treatment of his employees amounted to "emotional abuse."

Asked whether his faith in CBC has been shaken, Coulton says yes.

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Exposed - Another CBC Libel Suit

Paint company wins $85,000 libel award in suit against CBC

In a significant defamation case, the Colour Your World company has won $85,000 in damages against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for a report about the potential health hazards of mercury in latex paint.

Mr. Justice William P. Somers of the Ontario Court's General Division found the CBC liable for a 12-minute report broadcast on its Marketplace program in April 1990.

Taking all the factors into account - including the finding of malice - he awarded $70,000 in general damages. He also awarded $14,850 in special damages.

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Exposed - CBC 2 million dollar libel suit

On Feb. 27, 1996, Dr. Martin Myers, a respected cardiologist at Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital, sat down to watch TV. He thought he was going to see a program in which he had taken part about the pharmaceutical industry. As an expert in heart drugs, he had given an interview to explain a complicated medical debate over a drug used to treat high blood pressure.

What he saw was a sensational exposé about killer drugs, kickback schemes and secret files. The tease for the program was a voice clip that said, "People are dying, people who don't need to die are dying."

Dr. Frans Leenen, a top research scientist with Ottawa's famous Heart Institute, also had been interviewed for the program. He was out of the country on Feb. 27, and didn't see it until he returned. He sat down to watch a videotape and learned that he, too, was accused of covering up the killer drugs.

In less than an hour, Dr. Leenen saw his reputation torn to shreds.

To clear their names, the doctors each sued for libel. Dr. Myers asked for an apology plus $25,000. Dr. Leenen asked for an apology plus $10,000. The CBC decided to fight.

A very expensive decision. Last November, a judge awarded Dr. Myers a hefty $200,000, plus interest and costs. Three weeks ago, Dr. Leenen won a breathtaking $950,000, plus interest and costs. His total settlement could amount to more than $2-million, a record for Canadian libel.

The corporation carries no libel insurance, and will have to pay every penny itself.

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Exposed: CBC oversimplifies fracking

CBC Ombudsman Series - reviewing past complaints against the CBC


CBC News, especially in New Brunswick, has devoted a lot of coverage to the proposed development of shale gas through a process called hydraulic fracturing. An opponent of the development, Jim Emberger, thought the language used to describe fracking oversimplified it to the point of bias.

CBC Ombudsman Conclusion:

I agree with you that in its brevity, it misses a great deal of the complexity and nuance. It does not achieve a “clear and accessible manner.” I also agree that it does not provide enough information for a reader to make up his or her mind.

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Exposed - CBC publishes incorrect fact

CBC Ombudsman Series - reviewing past complaints against the CBC


The complainant, Constantine Kritsonis, felt it wasn’t enough that CBC News acknowledged and corrected an error in a wire service story. He thought there was a lack of accountability and wanted to see the original story again after he was advised of the edit. He also questioned the system of accountability for publishing material.

CBC Ombudsman Conclusion:

While it is regrettable that the original piece was published with an incorrect fact, the system worked in correcting it.

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