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.