Saturday, September 25, 2010

CBC Ordered To Handover Expense Reports

Are you curious to know how the CBC spends its money? Up until now they have refused to share expenditure records under Access to Information act, but now a judge has ruled that they must hand over the documents. Are you curious how much Terry Milewski spends on food and lodgings while he follows the Prime Minister around the world? Now you can ask! CBC journalists often report on information released by other government agencies through the Act, but they themselves don't think that they should be held to the same standard as a tax funded Crown corporation. Personally I would like to know how much they spent on "Prorogue Protest Day" back in January. The CBC had crews deployed in a massive blitz across the country and promoted the events days in advance.

It may take some time for them to plow through the backlog, as there have been nearly a thousand registered complaints against the CBC since they fell under the access to information act in 2007. Their argument was based on section 68.1 of the Access to Information Act which states: "This Act does not apply to any information that is under the control of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that relates to its journalistic, creative or programming activities, other than information that relates to its general administration." How much money they spend is now (and should always have been) considered part of "general administration". The CBC argued that releasing how much money Milewski spent at Red Lobster somehow compromises his "journalistic integrity" and creativity.


  1. How much are they charging David Suzuki for the ads for his new book I wonder?
    The CBC website is polluted with them.

  2. How much money gets passed through the CBC to other entities?

  3. If Canada had a legitimate, small-c fiscal conservative Prime Minister and/or Heritage Minister, they would eradicate the far-left bias, extremely unbalanced CBC TV, and its equally pathetically hopeless radio network. This billion dollar a year
    embarrassment and humiliation serves as the Canadian left’s “Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda” with its own Canadian style Goebbels.

    The massively overfunded government network dislocates the free market with unfair competition by squandering its multi-billions of tax dollars without being compelled to produce a product that customers will pay to watch. If the far-left, bias, unfair and unbalanced CBC didn’t have $1.2 of tax dollars to squander it wouldn’t even have the pathetically low rating that it currently ensnares.

    In an age of numerous Canadian television and radio networks, satellite networks, and the internet, there is no longer any necessity for a government-owned, and tax payers paid for, TV and/or radio network especially one ran by left-wing affirmative action bimbos and watched/ listened to mostly by the far-left, but paid for my people who actually work for a living and pay taxes.

    If Harper was a genuine small-c fiscal conservative he would immediately begin to eradicate the deficit/debt by shifting this embarrassment to a private pay for view station, sell the complete far-left bias CBC with its pretensions of objectivity, and force the bimbos to get a real job, or simply shut down this far-left wacho/bimbo driven humiliation to humanity.


  4. machiavelli
    Agreed but........
    Look what happened when the Conservatives reduced the increase, not an actual decrease, in "Arts" funding. You would have thought the world was coming to an end. Until there are more payers then takers or the payers finally say ENOUGH (as may be happening in Tarana) it will not change. What Harper seems to be doing in an incrimental fashion is slooowly reducing the numbers of takers in our Society so eventually sanity will prevail. I know it isn't fast enough but let's face it. The stuff that is coming out of the CBC right now plays right into the hands of the Conservatives. The CBC isn't even prtending anymore. They will be the cause of their own downfall. Be patient grasshopper ;)

  5. It is strange how this is NOT a national story carried by competitors with the suggestion they may be hiding something.

    It is almost treated as a free pass within the Canadian media, I wonder why the kids gloves?

  6. Oh, they are hiding something alright...

  7. I agree with WTF but it would nice if it was "patience my a$$" dump the clowns now and be done with it.

    Rob C

  8. Harper doing in an incremental fashion. You mean by increasing CHRC and CBC funding?