14 October 2011

Of course they do... the two organisations...

...are practically interchangeable...a funded branch of the liberal party of canada

“The Liberal Party of Canada recognizes the profound importance of the CBC's role in our society. We will fight to ensure our national broadcaster receives the support and resources it needs to continue to do its vital job.”
That's a billion taxpayer dollars per year. You ever wonder where all that money goes?
"In the fiscal year ending in March 2009 — a month when 61,000 Canadians lost their jobs — the top 10 executives at CBC split a performance bonus kitty worth $888,699."

"The individual bonuses ranged from $4,300 at the bottom end to $165,090 at the top end, which is almost 3.5 times greater than the average Canadian salary, according to Statistics Canada."
And guess what? They're fighting to keep those facts from folks like you and me...
This week, CBC/Radio-Canada lawyers went to court in Montreal to plead that their Crown corporation not be subject to the Access to Information Act (AIA) like all other federal institutions.
Just a little something to think about... while you're writing out that big cheque next April.


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The CBC is the Liberal's Public Relations Branch.Free media /propaganda for the Liberals all year long which is stepped up during election campaigns.(not to mention the negative news the CBC spews out about the Conservatives ,daily) Of course they are going to fight for the CBC. If they don't they will be on a level playing field with the Consevatives,as far as media coverage goes........

Neo Conservative said...

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another possible effect of not subsidising the ceeb is that we'll have to find another source of female, foreign-born, visible minority candidates for the governor-generalship of canada.

oh... the huge manatee.

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Al the Fish said...

Neo: "oh... the huge manatee."

Why'd you have to bring Libby Davis into the the discussion?

Btw my verification word was Tunca, should have been Bigtuna CA.

George said...

An interesting question: what percentage of taxpayers actually cut a cheque every April as opposed to those that get skinned a the source in the form of payroll deductions? If taxpayers actually had to write a cheque once a year, their heads would explode at the amount they are truly paying.

mike said...

I'm wondering why the "Occupy Ottawa" crowd isn't up in arms over these bonuses - or the $480k Alex Munter is getting for his CHEO gig. Should they be worried about public sector salaries before private corporations ?

Neo Conservative said...

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"mikes says... the $480k Alex Munter is getting for his CHEO gig"

that can't be right... a half million dollars?

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mike said...

Sorry, typo - its $380K.

mike said...

Munter’s move from his $249,000-a-year job at the LHIN is widely viewed as a promotion. Even with a salary freeze in place during his final year as CHEO’s top executive, Bilodeau was paid $383,000.

Neo Conservative said...

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"mike says... Sorry, typo - its $380K."

say what?

what exactly is it, in this guy's cv, that pays him more money than the prime minister of canada?

does cheo not have hours long waits in their emergency room?

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mike said...

Gay activist ? My best guess.

And ya, 5 hrs average I hear.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, mike... here's my question... does mr munter actually have any business experience or training... or is he another community organiser... like some unnamed american president we might know.

for $400,000 taxpayer dollars per annum, i'm looking for magna cum laude at, say... the london school of economics.

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