January 06, 2016

“Activist” or “Militiaman Occupation”? How does the CBC decide?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Environmentalist saboteurs tampered with an Enbridge pipeline valve in Southwestern Ontario over the weekend.

That’s how normal Canadians describe the kind of people who damage property in hopes to cause even greater damage. We call them saboteurs, or vandals.

I wouldn’t call them activists. Activists, even the ones I disagree with, are not vandals.

Activists are organizers, peaceful protesters, and advocates for change. I'm an activist and you might be one, too.

But the folks at the CBC call eco-vandals and saboteurs "activists". They've even made it a habit of calling eco-terrorist Weibo Ludwig an activist. He was convicted in 2000 of a series of bombings of oil and gas infrastructure in Northern Alberta and BC during the 1990s and served a mere 19 months in jail. To the CBC, this paralyzing reign of terror was activism.

In contrast, CBC repeatedly refers to the so far non-violent protest in an Oregon bird sanctuary by farmers and ranchers against government overreach as a militia occupation and a stand-off. Aren't they just activists too? Or do they have to wreck someone else's stuff before they get that fluffy designation from the CBC?

How does an Oregon militiaman turn into an activist? Damage a pipeline, I guess.

 

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commented 2016-01-11 22:57:24 -0500
Dan Mancuso said:
NNAUMBUA FARRELL:
I don’t. But here’s a place to start looking/asking:
”https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch">https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch "

Thanks for that, I didn’t find anything on the sight.

With respect brother, your passages do not contradict my arguments that they are breaking the law and have no right to do so and that the action of the Bundy’s are immoral because it is an illegal act which Christians are not required to disobey in order to remain obedient to God. What command of the Bible explicitly requires Christians to trespass in these circumstances?
Acts 5:29 – The disciples disobeyed an order to not preach in Christ’s name (Acts 4:18) because that contradicted an explicit command from Christ in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20). This does not contradict my position because this is exactly that type of instance that my argument covers, namely disobedience to civil authority if obedience means disobedience to God.
Luke 20:25 – We are to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars. This is no contradiction to my argument because part of what we are to render to Caesar (which can represent government in general) is money (in the form of taxes).
Luke 16:13 – No servant can serve two masters. While true, this passage is referring to mammon (wealth) on one hand and God on the other in this context not government and God. Our obligations to civil authorities are unchanged so long as we keep our obligations to God paramount in the form of obedience to Him if there is ever a conflict between the commands of the two.
Matthew 20:20-21 – I’m sorry, but I don’t know what you were trying to point out by this passage.
Daniel 3:16-18 – The actions of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego do not contradict my argument. This is again the type of instance that my argument covers. They disobeyed the King’s command worship a golden image or die because obedience to the king would have meant disobedience to God (Ex 20: 3-5).
1 John 2:4 – I agree but this does not contradict my argument because one of Christ’s commandments is to submit to the government within the limits of His commands: Romans 13, Proverbs 24:21, 1 Peter 2: 13-17.
“Jesus was not a pacifist: Psalms 144:1, or, or Luke 19:45, or Luke 22:36…”
Psalms 144:1 – David was a King and was authorized to engage in warfare for the protection of his subjects and (in the case of the Canaanites and their evil practices such as Molech worship) for the execution of Devine judgment. This does not apply to the Bundy’s who are individuals engaged in illegal activity.
Revelation 19:15 – Yes, Christ as the Ultimate Judge, is authorized to deal justly with unbelievers. Again, this is not the Bundy’s.
Luke 19:45 – Yes, Christ, the owner of the temple was within His rights. Christ also, accepted worship from the disciples (Matt 28:17) because, as God, he was entitled to it. Because Christ does something doesn’t necessarily mean that we are entitled to do it also.
Luke 22:36 – Christ allowing His disciple to carry swords is not authorization to fight authorities while engaged in illegal activity.
“just because it’s the law we are obligated to bow down and obey without question?”
No, I’m not saying that at all. I am saying that obedience to civil authorities is the default, unless such obedience means disobedience to the Lord. Indeed, there are many examples of this in the Bible. The Hebrew midwives (Exodus 1: 15-21) and Moses’ mother (Exodus 2:1-4) disobeyed direct orders from the Pharaoh to kill male Hebrew newborns. Why? Because doing so would be murder (Ex 20:13). Daniel disobeyed King Darius’ decree to worship no one but himself for thirty days on pain of death (Daniel 6: 1-10). Why? Because doing so would have been disobedient to God (Exodus 20:3). But even in disobedience, there is a proper way to do so. Namely, be respectful. I’ll talk more about that later.
“Are you one of the many who think the ‘government’ is acting for your benefit – any ‘government’?”
Yes, whether they know it or not or want to or not, all authorities serve God and even bad governments do some good, good which is better than the alternative of anarchy. Any evil of government is just expression of our own individual evil on a larger scale. But it is still better to have one or a few sinful people in charge rather than millions of sinful people running around doing their own thing. We should thank God for governments, especially strong governments that are capable to maintaining peace and order. Look at Uganda where, for over twenty years, a bunch of rebels have disappeared into the jungle and terrorized the population. You think me and a bunch of buddy’s can just vanish into the wilderness and launch mini terror attacks, murder, abduct women and children, and evade capture for twenty years? I live in Niagara and, honestly, the Royal Canadian Regiment could be down here in four hours, and that’s if the OPP or NRPS with the help of the Halton police, Hamilton police, or the Lincoln Welland Regiment didn’t get us first. That’s a very good thing.
Now some governments are certainly better than others in terms their level of justice, fairness, corruption or lack thereof. The idea is that the institution itself is for our benefit (even if it is not perfectly executed in a sinful world). We have God ordained institutions (e.g. marriage, family, the Church, government) provided for our benefit, and within those institutions people have different roles and responsibilities in how they relate to each other. Leaders of governments are obligated to promote goodness, suppress evil, administer justice, and not be abusive. Ordinary citizens are obligated to be respectful, obey (within moral limits) and pay taxes regardless of the competence or morality of the government. This principle can be illustrated by the command to love neighbours as ourselves.
This command does not say to love your neighbour the way he loves you. Your neighbour may treat you badly. That doesn’t give you the right to treat him in kind. The emphasis is always on the Christian to do the right thing regardless of the actions of others. An example of this is the relationship between parents and children. Parents are obligated to love, care and provide for their children and not cause them to be wrathful by abusive, hypocritical and/ or arbitrary behaviour. Children are obligated to love, honour, obey and care for their parents (say when they become too ill or elderly to care for themselves). It doesn’t always work that way though. Some parents are abusive and some children are stubborn. Does the disobedience of children give parents the right to not provide for their children? No. Do abusive parents give children the right to dishonour their parents? No. Always, the emphasis is on the individual to do what is right toward the other regardless of the actions of the other.
How does this relate to government? In the same way that the abusive actions of bad parents do not justify lack of honour from a child towards their parents, so to do the abusive, immoral, corrupt, or incompetent actions of a bad government justify a lack of respect and submission from a citizen towards his/ her government. Again, consider the example of Daniel. Unless Daniel worshipped the King, it was decreed that he would be feed to lions (Daniel 6:1-10). Daniel worshipped the Lord and was thrown into the den of lions. God saved Daniel and his first words to the King were, “Oh King, live forever.” (Daniel 6:21) Daniel told the man who tossed him into a den of lions to live forever! He never dishonoured the King even while disobeying him. Nor did he mount a rebellion by calling in friends or favours which would not have been difficult given his high position in government.
“You are saying that it’s OK for the government to commit any persecution and prosecution on a citizen as long as they do it under the law, even when they make or change the law – think about that!”
No I’m not. Governments have responsibilities also and God frequently punishes leaders for abusing their power. I am saying that regardless of the actions of government, our obligations to submit within moral limits are clear.
You say, “…The Bundy’s have threatened to defend themselves from authorities…” – like that’s a bad thing!
Yes it is a bad thing. The police are within their rights to remove the Bundy’s because of their illegal activity. Therefore, the Bundy’s cannot make any legitimate claim to self defence. Or do you think that criminals being served a warrant are within their right to fight of police officers? Even when abusive, we are obligated to submit to civil authority. If you don’t think so, consider that both Romans (AD 56) and 1 Peter (AD 64-65) were written during the reign of Nero. This was a time of great persecution of Christians by the Romans. We were turned into municipal light posts and fed to animals in arenas. We have not even conceived of that level of persecution in Canada or the U.S. … yet. But even in the midst of such unimaginable cruelties, better Christians than myself were exhorted to submit and they did. Now some may say that this was foolish, but consider that within a few centuries, the emperor himself was a Christian. Who could have forseen such a change in the midst of such wickedness? This was a remarkable turn of events, the benefits of which we enjoy to the present day. Like Joseph managing to save his entire family after being sold into slavery by his brothers and being falsely imprisoned, we should never underestimate the ability of the Lord to make lemonade out of the lemons of our lives. Also, submission honours God because it prevents his enemies from using our actions as an excuse to disbelieve (1 Peter 2: 15-16).
commented 2016-01-08 18:27:24 -0500
Dan, let the Bundy’s say their piece without breaking the law. Period. More later about your other points but does anyone know if there is any crowd funding for the Hammonds to cover their $400,000 fines and an appeal of their conviction if possible?
commented 2016-01-07 18:46:19 -0500
NNAUMBUA FARRELL;
I don’t know if you are a liberal trying to convince through – what you feel is – a reasonable argument, by copy/pasting a Google search of scripture – that happens alot – and by using that scripture in a very cherry-picked way, or if you are a Christian using scripture in a mistaken, neoliberal (or Marxist) way…I could counter your use of Romans 13 with many other scriptural verses, like: Acts 5:29, or Luke 20:25, or Luke 16:13, or Matthew 20:20-21, or Daniel 3:16-18, or1 John 2:4, etc. The Bible written by man’s hand – as inspired by God is infallible – man and his interpretation of it is not…You said it yourself, “As Christians, we’re obligated to obey civil laws WITHIN THE LIMITS of God’s moral law…” – and not only the Ten Commandments. You also said, " So we obey unless obedience would mean disobeying God." So whether we agree on what the Bible means or not, there is the corporeal world we have to live in, so you’re saying, just because it’s the law we are obligated to bow down and obey without question? There are 3,000 to 7,000 new laws every year, for how many decades, on the books – look at the Federal Register…Are you one of the many who think the ‘government’ is acting for your benefit – any ‘government’? Here’s a link to the full story:
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/01/03/full-story-on-whats-going-on-in-oregon-militia-take-over-malheur-national-wildlife-refuge-in-protest-to-hammond-family-persecution/
And a link to the Bundy’s FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/bundyranch
If you can’t condone – let alone don’t support the actions of the Bundys – then I have to insist you have failed to grasp the truth and reality of what is really going on there. Whether you have – mistakenly – concluded this through your own lack of understanding, or if you are like all the lefty/liberals who are spoon-fed what they think by the Media Party…I’m sure I can’t say. But you’re wrong…
The reason the Hammonds have bowed out is because they were beaten down, terrorized and cornered by the heavy handed, jack-booted thuggery and corruption of the Obama administration and his private – unconstitutional – army. I wonder how long you (or I) would have stood up to that juggernaut of persecution – especially when they go after your family! It grieves me sorely to see good people beaten down by the devils inhabiting ‘government’…
You are saying that it’s OK for the government to commit any persecution and prosecution on a citizen as long as they do it under the law, even when they make or change the law – think about that! The government is acting against the Constitution! That is the law of the land, not the millions of ‘laws’ that have been made up since the 1770’s to directly challenge and destroy the Constitution, by the enemies of America, Americans and the moral absolute of RIGHT!
You say, “…The Bundy’s have threatened to defend themselves from authorities…” – like that’s a bad thing! One could only say something as ignorant and misinformed and ridiculous as that if in fact they were unaware or uncaring of the facts! Well here’s some more scripture – Jesus was not a pacifist: Psalms 144:1, or Revelation 19:15, or Luke 19:45, or Luke 22:36…
You are absolutely correct about the Media Party working in collusion with the gun-grabbing totalitarians in government exploiting tragedy to turn a buck in sensationalizing that tragedy and promoting the fascism of gun control!
Can you not see the agenda of all ‘government’ in the West? They cannot proceed with their agenda of eradication of Western liberal democratic values – which are: a free market economy, limited government and individual freedom – and which we no longer have today in the West – and force their totalitarian one world fascism on us all, without first disarming The People – the 2nd Amendment, and taking The People’s other rights and protections away first.
God bless America and God bless the Bundys…
commented 2016-01-07 11:00:42 -0500
Chris Kealey – it boggles my mind how people can be so mentally lazy and believe everything they hear without questioning it. People had better wake up soon, or we will be rounded up and living in camps in our own country, under our new tyrant Trudeau. That guy makes my skin crawl just looking at him. I have absolutely no respect for that crook, nor anyone who agrees with his destruction of Canada.
commented 2016-01-07 00:55:46 -0500
The CBC is irrelevant. I don’t know why anyone who is looking for truth in journalism would want to watch their one sided left wing Liberal propaganda.
commented 2016-01-06 22:41:02 -0500
Hey Dan, I can’t condone the actions of the Bundy’s. First the Hammonds themselves have said that they do not support what the Bundy’s are doing. But even if they did, it would not justify their actions. The Bundy’s are breaking the law. Just because you collectively help pay for something through your taxes doesn’t mean that you individually can decide to treat something like it’s your private property. The rules surrounding the individual use of collectively owned property is properly decided collectively by us through the government we elect. Those rules are that no one can just break into a cabin and take it over. If this wasn’t the case, what would stop anybody from going to Parliament Hill and camping out in an office for a year to save some money on rent? It doesn’t work that way. So the Bundy’s are wrong and need to leave immediately. I know there’s a double standard for left leaning protesters when they break the law but that doesn’t justify law breaking by conservatives. Also, it is not only illegal, but immoral. Read Romans 13. As Christians, we’re obligated to obey civil laws WITHIN THE LIMITS of God’s moral law (i.e. the ten commandments summed up as Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as yourself) and the commands of the Bible. So we obey unless obedience would mean disobeying God. So deliberately trespassing is not on. But what’s worse is that The Bundy’s have threatened to defend themselves from authorities who try to remove them. Seriously? “I’ll take things that give Lefties an orgasm without sex for a thousand Alex.” Don’t you think that there are people who would LOVE to see some poor Sheriff’s deputy gunned down on live television to help justify the President’s gun control agenda? Cool heads need to prevail right now and someone seriously needs to go down there and talk those guys into going home.
commented 2016-01-06 21:56:43 -0500
“the protesters… restricted flow on Enbridge line 7 on Sunday night by tampering with a manual valve”
This is unbelievably reckless behavior. What’s next? Lift the control rods out of the CANDUs at Pickering to protest nuclear power?
Below is a link to someone who claims responsibility for the sabotage:
https://www.reddit.com/r/AnarchistNews/comments/3zf0et/enbridge_valve_pipeline_sabotaged/?
Do these people even care that, while cursing the oilsands and pipelines, they were probably sitting in a nice warm Starbucks, using a plastic containing laptop or handheld (delivered by truck to the also heated store where they bought it), sipping on a latte made from Colombian coffee beans and sweetened with sugar from the Carribean?
commented 2016-01-06 19:45:17 -0500
I’ve been reading some of the Media Party ‘news articles’ and comments sections about the American patriots in Burns Oregon, and I’ve been commenting from a pro-Bundy/Hammond perspective. I’ve been posting Bundy Ranch emails on my FB page since the Harry Reid/BLM’s illegal siege of the Bundy ranch in Nevada since Spring of 2014.
The language, venom, ridicule and outright lies of the Media Party here and south of the border is scurrilous and pro-government. The pro-government commenters are just plain ugly and stupid – the things I’ve been accused of and labeled, for providing correct facts, constitutional and moral defense of these courageous men and women defending themselves against the overreach of Obama’s unconstitutional private army and agenda…inbred hillbilly and incestuous moron are mild in comparison to others…
I can’t help but think this poking-with-a-stick by Obama and his jack-booted goon squad hirelings is geared to either test the waters of western American’s mettle or pushing point, for an easy and even bigger land-grab than they have already perpetrated against Americans, or it is the start of Obama’s take-over – he has very little time left in office – look at his completely illegal and anti-2nd Amendment ‘executive order’ recently…
This looks like it could be the beginning of another War of Northern Aggression…only this one will be the War of Eastern Aggression – and this time the Yankees won’t be using Springfield rifles and Mini Balls against sabres and cavalry charges.
commented 2016-01-06 17:43:26 -0500
Does anyone remember when Nelson Mandela was in jail and all the Leftists were clamouring for him to be released? It seems to me that every time the media described him, they called him “jailed activist Nelson Mandela”. You were left with the impression that he had been convicted of carrying a picket sign in a demonstration.

The reality was VERY different. Do a bit of googling or use Wikipedia to read about the Rivonia Trial. You’ll find that a farm used by “activists” was raided by the South African police and many of those activists were arrested. In addition, a large cache of very incriminating documents was found, leading to the following charges:
Charges were:
– recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and in guerrilla warfare for the purpose of violent revolution and committing acts of sabotage
– conspiring to commit the aforementioned acts and to aid foreign military units when they invaded the Republic,
– acting in these ways to further the objects of communism
– soliciting and receiving money for these purposes from sympathizers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia, and elsewhere.

Mandela gave a speech from the dock admitting to all charges and defending his willingness to resort to violence to achieve his ends. That speech was not propaganda made up by his enemies; I read that speech myself at the ANC website a few years back. The ANC considers this a key moment in their struggle.

Any time I think of this, I get very angry at how our media portrayed a man who was more than ready to use violence to subvert his country. It seems to me the mainstream media in this country has few compunctions against grossly understating the degree of radicalism these “activists” have. I have little doubt that at least some of these activists – and their cheerleaders at the CBC and Toronto Star – would have very little difficulty in supporting violent revolution if these “activists” deemed it necessary.

It galls me how people knowingly misuse words to trick us into supporting people who are NOT our friends. We need to listen very carefully when the media does this and call them on it whenever it happens. I don’t know if it will have any effect and we’ll probably get demonized for our trouble but it’s worth a try. They shouldn’t get away with this kind of thing.
commented 2016-01-06 17:43:25 -0500
Does anyone remember when Nelson Mandela was in jail and all the Leftists were clamouring for him to be released? It seems to me that every time the media described him, they called him “jailed activist Nelson Mandela”. You were left with the impression that he had been convicted of carrying a picket sign in a demonstration.

The reality was VERY different. Do a bit of googling or use Wikipedia to read about the Rivonia Trial. You’ll find that a farm used by “activists” was raided by the South African police and many of those activists were arrested. In addition, a large cache of very incriminating documents was found, leading to the following charges:
Charges were:
– recruiting persons for training in the preparation and use of explosives and in guerrilla warfare for the purpose of violent revolution and committing acts of sabotage
– conspiring to commit the aforementioned acts and to aid foreign military units when they invaded the Republic,
– acting in these ways to further the objects of communism
– soliciting and receiving money for these purposes from sympathizers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, Nigeria, Tunisia, and elsewhere.

Mandela gave a speech from the dock admitting to all charges and defending his willingness to resort to violence to achieve his ends. That speech was not propaganda made up by his enemies; I read that speech myself at the ANC website a few years back. The ANC considers this a key moment in their struggle.

Any time I think of this, I get very angry at how our media portrayed a man who was more than ready to use violence to subvert his country. It seems to me the mainstream media in this country has few compunctions against grossly understating the degree of radicalism these “activists” have. I have little doubt that at least some of these activists – and their cheerleaders at the CBC and Toronto Star – would have very little difficulty in supporting violent revolution if these “activists” deemed it necessary.

It galls me how people knowingly misuse words to trick us into supporting people who are NOT our friends. We need to listen very carefully when the media does this and call them on it whenever it happens. I don’t know if it will have any effect and we’ll probably get demonized for our trouble but it’s worth a try. They shouldn’t get away with this kind of thing.
commented 2016-01-06 15:56:15 -0500
Lad Reme – good plan!
commented 2016-01-06 12:41:13 -0500
Before I get lynched by West Coasters. My last comment should have started with a ‘c’, sorry guys.
commented 2016-01-06 12:37:55 -0500
bc = lib = LW = scum: to it’s fifth power.
commented 2016-01-06 12:37:34 -0500
Brian Kelly; Harper had the opportunity but did next to nothing. Don’t expect anything from the Liberals.
commented 2016-01-06 12:14:39 -0500
@bill Elder: I agree with your comments. Sadly, the odds are that there are bound to be some very ethical, sensible, professional employees including Journalists currently working for the CBC, who still try to do their job to record events and facts as they happen, and not just follow the “party line.” Unfortunately, because of the apparent high profile distortion of News by the CBC as a whole, and its obvious promotion of the Liberal Party, all employees will get tarred with the same brush. When there is no clear indication of whether CBC information is factual or intentional propaganda, one cannot trust anything that comes from anyone on that Network.
I find it interesting that I’ve yet to hear about any CBC “professional” journalist or CBC employee of any description who has chosen to leave the CBC in protest. Perhaps fear and Government financial rewards are more powerful attractors.
commented 2016-01-06 11:52:19 -0500
Peter N, – don’t try to make sense of the deluded mumbling done by Penson, he hasn’t had an original though since he was potty trained – and judging by what he has left here, I think his potty training was severely lacking.
commented 2016-01-06 11:47:35 -0500
Well, in the proper functional role of the 4th estate, it is not the news media’s job to make moral or political judgements, or to “interpret” events with a ideological filter – it is their job to record events and facts as they happen and it is up to US to make moral/ideological/political interpretations of the event.

Of course since the 4th estate has become a 5th column of the single party state, it is fully dysfunctional and provide heavily biased “narratives” passing them off as news and not as declared biased commentary. They also cherry pick or filter news to fit an overall narrative they support which in turn supports the agendas of their political masters.

There is no better example of 4th estate gone 5th column than the CBC and its incestuous relationship with the Liberal branded political networks. I consider ALL public information they convey to be distorted and deliberate disinformation. PULL THE PLUG on this political propaganda tool, this is Canada NOT soviet Russia (although at times it’s hard to tell).
commented 2016-01-06 11:13:05 -0500
So Sean Penson, by your own statement you are admitting that the CBC is opposed to the Canadian oil and gas sector, since “one’s terrorist” and the “other’s freedom fighter” are opinions held by those opposed to each other.
commented 2016-01-06 11:10:41 -0500
Deborah said, “And let’s not forget about the 16-year old girl that was shot and killed on Ludwig’s property, and nobody has ever been charged with her murder.”

Yes, I remember that. The whole incident was very pertinent to me since I live in GP which is only about 60 km away. There was quite an uproar out here over that, and I am sure some still lingering anger and resentment. The CBC at the time glossed over the girl’s death, and even implied that she and her friend with her at the time were responsible for her death.
commented 2016-01-06 10:58:09 -0500
One’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter!
commented 2016-01-06 10:55:45 -0500
And let’s not forget about the 16-year old girl that was shot and killed on Ludwig’s property, and nobody has ever been charged with her murder.
commented 2016-01-06 10:41:39 -0500
So, if I was an “activist” looking for truth in journalism, could I go onto the roof of any CBC building and tear down the satelite dishes – and still be called an activist.

Years ago in university I had a professor that was cheering on the “activists” that sank several Icelandic fishing boats while docked. I pointed out that the sinkings also took with them pretty much everything of value that these family run boats had. The professor did not care. So I went to the next level and asked the Professor what kind of car he drove and how far he lived from the campus. It was a larger car and he drove, not walked to campus, even though it would be less than 10 minutes. So I asked if he would mind if I built upon his teachings and destroyed his car in the name of saving of the environment. That, he disagreed with.
Anyways, the moral to the story is show me a Liberal and I will show you a hypocrite!
commented 2016-01-06 10:37:51 -0500
It would be interesting to know, I mean truly know direct from the minds of the CBC staff, why they oppose the Canadian oil and gas sector so much. I know if asked, they will spout off the usual prepackaged answer of “anthropogenic climate change”, and maybe some truly believe that deep down to the very core, but it is hard to believe that they all are so duped by the lie.

Is there some other deep down reason the CBC staff are so desperate to destroy the Canadian oil and gas sector? Hatred of the west having so much power (money is power)?

This misuse of the proper term to describe a saboteur as an activist or protester is just a small microcosm in a larger philosophy against the Canadian oil and gas sector, but not any other oil,m just western Canada’s oil and gas.

If you are an Albertan, you can hardly help but feel … to be polite … under appreciated.
commented 2016-01-06 10:37:40 -0500
The C.B.C.should not get tax payers $$$ how ever with a P.M. from Que. good luck.
commented 2016-01-06 09:32:02 -0500
The cbc?

Ratings show how it is regarded by the dumbed down Canadian citizenry.

It only survives by pandering to government influence so it is able to maintain the more than one billion dollar annual federal subsidy.

I lived in the “Lubo” area during the bombings – it was an interesting time.

Well reported Sheila – too bad the world did not have your pragmatism. It would be a far better place.

Best to all.
commented 2016-01-06 09:30:18 -0500
CBC needs to be defunded, sooner rather than later.