June 01, 2016

State broadcaster -- or PMO communications? CBC tweets defend Liberal Minister Sohi on costly renos

Rebel Staff
 

That $150 million campaign promise to the CBC is really paying off for Trudeau's Liberals.

The cost of renovating the office of Amarjeet Sohi, the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, was just revealed to be $835,000. Predictably, the Liberals started spinning, saying this was not a renovation but the cost to set up a new ministry and new office.

Then CBC started earning their Trudeau bucks.

When called out on Twitter by citizens about why the state broadcaster hadn’t done any stories about the cost of Sohi’s office makeover, CBC responded by making excuses for the Liberals.

CBC News tweeted “the conservatives claim the $835,000 was for office renovations. That isn’t true. New department, new office, new staff.”

But that’s not reality. That’s just CBC parroting the Liberal party line. The posted expenses for the renovations to Chateau Sohi are listed as renovations, not establishment of a new ministry.

The costs are listed as “renovating, redesigning, and refurnishing.” That’s cosmetic, not the establishment of a new ministry. There are no costs for staff the way the CBC suggests. One wonders: is this the national broadcaster or the communications wing of the PMO?

Canadians heard endlessly about Bev Oda’s $16 orange juice as though it was squeezed by the Devil himself. But a taxpayer waste nine times the cost of Duffy’s apparently legitimate expenses doesn’t warrant a story? This is what $150 million in extra CBC funding buys the Liberals.

If Amarjeet Sohi were a Conservative, CBC’s fake reporter Marg Delahunty would be accosting him in his driveway, demanding to know if he has a gold plated urinal in his gender neutral office bathroom.

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commented 2016-06-06 00:42:47 -0400
Actually, this is par for the new course. NO expense is too far out of reach for the new ruling class.

Baby Doc Trudeau originally called for $10 million upgrades to fix 24 Sussex to Sophie’s – ah, er – his… yes, his required standards. Now we might be paying up to $100,000,000 for Sophie’s – ah, er… ah… his new digs to be world class. Just wait for the moat and the thrown room!

Isn’t $100,000,000 what Baby Doc Trudeau promised as matching funds for Fort Mac? So for funds what he believes sufficient to fix a city he can make Sophie’s castle all pretty, uh, I mean make his government paid home acceptable for a head of state. So for $800.000+, its about right to renovate a minister’s office. Isn’t it? No one should be made to work at an old desk

When Papa Doc Trudeau was PM he ordered an indoor swimming pool for 24 Sussex so that he could relax and go swimming whenever he wanted. No need to mix with the simple folk. It was all part of what was owed to him. Now Baby Doc is following in daddy’s spending footsteps. And so are Baby Doc’s ministers. After all, its just other people’s money.

After four years as PM Baby Doc “Justin” Trudeau will have been paid over $1.2 million, and he still will not have worked for a living.
commented 2016-06-02 13:02:33 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-06-02 12:57:40 -0400
Drew,

Most Canadians self identify as liberal in varying degrees. In all actuality, CBC caters to the majority of Canadians.

I hate to tell you this, but conservative Canadians are a small demographic. This is why CBC is among the most popular websites in Canada and no one gives a shit about The Rebel or Sun News Network previously.
commented 2016-06-02 11:38:24 -0400
Ahh, the cbc. If you pull down juniors pants, you will find Mansbridge’s feet!
commented 2016-06-02 11:24:09 -0400
TORSTAR, GLOBEANDMAIL, CTV, CANWEST, AND POSTMEDIA ARE ON CBC’s – UNAUDITEDPAYROLL AND HAVE BEEN FOR DECADES!!!!!
Would you be pissed off if your competitor was subsidized by the Canadian goobmint? Would you say something? I sure would.
So why is the media party so quiet on this matter??
BECAUSE THE MEDIA PARTY IS ON CBC’s FUCKING PAYROLL!!!!!

AND THE MEDIA PARTY DELIVERS DECADES OF LIBERAL AGENDAFRAUDULENTLY CALLED CANADIAN VALUES!!!!

That’s why all the news outlets write the same stories with the same opinions – ALL THE FUCKING TIME!!!!!
commented 2016-06-02 09:40:55 -0400
Drew Wakariuk
Constantly
Bullshitting
Canadians lol drew totally true great comment, hope you don’t mind but I have got to use this one.
commented 2016-06-02 09:39:01 -0400
cbc is the reporting arm of the liberal party bought and paid for by tax payers and the rcmp are the armed wing of the liberal party, neither is trustworthy anymore, both are ran by progressive idiots who pander to the liberals every tax dollar stealing wish.
commented 2016-06-02 08:50:46 -0400
The Communist Broadcasting Corporation has been a shill for the Liebranos for a long time. The previous Gov’t should have privatized them……… We are ALL paying the price for that omission now!
commented 2016-06-02 07:26:48 -0400
Drew Wakariuk commented 6 hours ago
Michael Mann let me know when they act like Canada’s broadcaster like they were mandated to be. They are the lefts broadcaster , not Canada’s.

THE MEDIA PARTY IS ON CBC’s FUCKING PAYROLL!!!!!

AND THE MEDIA PARTY DELIVERS DECADES OF LIBERAL AGENDAFRAUDULENTLY CALLED CANADIAN VALUES!!!!
commented 2016-06-02 07:25:53 -0400
Michael Mann commented 7 hours ago
Keith,

Because CBC is Canada’s official broadcaster. CTV, Global and the like are private companies. What’s so hard to understand here?

HOW THE FUCK DOES CBC GET $1.4 BILLION PER YEAR AND NOT TORSTAR, NOT GLOBEANDMAIL, NOT CTV, NOT CANWEST, NOT POSTMEDIAALL OF THEMNOT SAY A FUCKING WORD??
Why?
Isn’t it apparent?

TORSTAR, GLOBEANDMAIL, CTV, CANWEST, AND POSTMEDIA ARE ON CBC’s – UNAUDITEDPAYROLL AND HAVE BEEN FOR DECADES!!!!!

Ya stupid shit head!!!
commented 2016-06-02 07:08:56 -0400
Michael even private broadcast is censoring the news.
So much for Canadian values.
commented 2016-06-02 06:37:49 -0400
DREW WAKARIUK – commented
Constantly
Bullshitting
Canadians

Drew I think this would be a great billboard to put up right in front of CBC! I bet it would be used as a dart board, but I would love to see it, just to poke the CBC commies!
commented 2016-06-02 01:56:52 -0400
To all the people suggesting Disqus for a comment system for the Rebel , that would be terrible , they allow censorship for no reason and never explain why, using Disqus would allow the trolls to censor you.
commented 2016-06-02 01:17:56 -0400
The horribly miscast host of Hockey Night In Canada has been calling the CBC “the news of record”, as he signs off lately….they’re all smoking too much of that Taj Mahal.
commented 2016-06-02 01:00:54 -0400
Constantly
Bullshitting
Canadians
commented 2016-06-02 01:00:16 -0400
Someone close to me works for a federal department with PeeSAC as their union, guess what , Justin promised if you voted for him he would keep sick days, well another lie , there may be a strike in the future, hope all you PeeSAC fools who did as the union commanded are happy with the .5% increase offer from Shiny Pony LMAO! This will be interesting as either the union or Justin will have to bend.
commented 2016-06-02 00:57:31 -0400
Michael Mann let me know when they act like Canada’s broadcaster like they were mandated to be. They are the lefts broadcaster , not Canada’s.
commented 2016-06-02 00:35:00 -0400
EDWARD JOBIN : A demonstration in front of the CBC is an interesting idea. It is just so frustrating and kind of bizarre that the CBC, which is ostensibly all about diversity, has no diversity of opinion/thought. The employees are SJW clones and everything is reported through a left-stained lens. A demonstration is worth considering, especially since it could be organized nationally at all of the CBC bureaus. They probably wouldn’t report on it though ;)
commented 2016-06-02 00:15:55 -0400
Keith,

Because CBC is Canada’s official broadcaster. CTV, Global and the like are private companies. What’s so hard to understand here?
commented 2016-06-01 23:04:28 -0400
I would so love to see a large demonstration in front of the CBC demanding they represent all the tax payers. It’s time to shame them or give us a refund.
commented 2016-06-01 22:27:38 -0400
I had this guy for City Councillor. Now he can inflict himself on the rest of the nation.
commented 2016-06-01 22:04:02 -0400
You know I have to laugh that even with the CBC’s 24/7 campaigning for the liberals before the election, the CBC’s endless accuse Harper on everything campaign day in and day out for ten effing years straight, the Conservatives still only lost 218,787 votes from the 2011 election where they received a majority.
commented 2016-06-01 21:45:39 -0400
SHEILA you took the words right out of my mouth
Stay on them like maggots on a dead deer , expose them to the bone , check out their boney joints , every little crook and nanny
commented 2016-06-01 21:31:10 -0400
Hey…..
Im with Keith Richards on this one.
commented 2016-06-01 21:29:54 -0400
Amarjeet Sohi when he was a city councillor in Edmonton had a reputation for corruption, which was covered up by the city. It seems he’s still at it.
commented 2016-06-01 20:59:51 -0400
Sohi is my MP and I respect the man. I would even have voted for him if his leader wasn’t the world’s biggest twit.

That does not, in any way, diminish the CBC’s complete reporting bias. They basically campaign for the Liberals 24/7. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the entire CBC budget should be considered campaign expenses for the Liberal party, which would mean that they grossly overspent during the last election. Elections Canada should investigate.
commented 2016-06-01 20:44:30 -0400
No shit. Bloodthirsty whores
commented 2016-06-01 20:43:18 -0400
First, I love the picture of Sohi. The caption would be, “Sorry, I can’t hear you tax-paying peon.”

Second, the CBC is public service Union staffed. So of course they do not see any need to work and will echo Sohi’s comment above.