Ever since the day that Stockwell was assigned the Treasury portfolio, he has been treated by the CBC as some sort of diabolical Bond villain. Forget that once upon a time over 3 million Canadians voted for Stock to be Prime Minister (myself included), he is a very qualified Minister tasked with a very difficult challenge. Every Liberal loves Kevin Page, who says that we are soon to be destroyed by a demographic time bomb and that we must figure out how to cut spending now. Stockwell starts by trimming patronage appointments, and the CBC goes bananas. Kady O'Malley even mused that Day should have showed up at his press conference dressed as a lumberjack wielding a phony axe. Very professional.
The headline at the National Post is "245 political appointments first to go in civil service cuts", the Headline at the Globe is "Stockwell Day axes 245 jobs in first cut" and the headline at the CBC is "Where Day's axe falls". Granted, the CBC does have a conflict of interest, given that they are 75% tax funded and over 90% unionized. You will recall a few weeks ago Stockwell made an announcement about spending, and the CBC again went bananas over something he didn't say. They accused him of threatening to attack public union pensions when he had never said anything about doing so. Meanwhile the CBC reporters are largely tax funded with union pensions. They cannot be impartial on this matter.