October 14, 2016

Bombardier and CBC: Billion dollar subsidies for both, CEO salary secrecy for one

Brian LilleyArchive

While Bombardier might be getting billion dollar taxpayer subsidies, at least we know what they pay their top executives. But that’s not the case with the CBC, at least when it comes to disclosing salaries.

CBC demands secrecy despite being government owned, government controlled and government funded.

It’s bad enough that they behave this way but it’s even worse when this attitude is coming from an institution that demands accountability and transparency from everyone else.

I say if we know the salary of the CEO of Bombardier, we should be able to find out the salary of the CEO of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

When taxpayer money is involved, it’s up to us to demand accountability so remember to sign and share both petitions at StopBackingBombardier.ca and SellTheCBC.ca.

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2016-10-19 11:59:54 -0400
There can be no doubt that you are 100% correct. When it is ‘public monies’ then, by definition, the public is entitled to know ‘how much, ’who gets it,’ and we all know that governments in general do not recognize that fundamental principle. But that denial makes it no less a principle and it should be honoured — and I realize even that word has some difficulty in today’s ‘modern’ interpretation of words and principles.
commented 2016-10-15 12:39:54 -0400
The main problem with conservatism is that we all think we can solve our problems and have impact on outcomes using logical arguments.. This approach obviously is not working. The leftists can organize a small group of protesters and have major impact and win. Meantime we balh blah blah and complain that we don’t have the media behind us and just take it on the chin.
The CBC is a Goliath that conservatives know instinctively is a menace to a balanced message.Our elected majority Conservative Government did not have the courage to be the David to the CBC’s Goliath.
As a result, we have billions of our tax dollars used against us on a daily basis. Pity that we allowed this to happen and even a greater pity that we lack the resolve to bring them down.
commented 2016-10-15 10:59:56 -0400
This pond scum of a P.M.will do any thing for QUE.or the communists at the C.B.C..
commented 2016-10-14 20:26:22 -0400
Man that’s sick. Steal from the poor to give to the rich.
commented 2016-10-14 20:22:52 -0400
MSN that’s pretty sick. Steal from the poor to give to the rich.
commented 2016-10-14 19:16:41 -0400
I thought the left hated corporate welfare? Yeah i know , they are full of shit.
commented 2016-10-14 18:23:39 -0400
and how does this help Canada? we all allow this to happen, we bitch and mourn and yet nothing changes…..God bless the tax payers !
commented 2016-10-14 17:22:02 -0400
Did the Rebel really have to put that arrogant SOB Hubert Lacroix’s picture front and center??
He is another arrogant, disrespectful fucking Frenchman from Quebec. Fucking thieving asshole should have been fired years ago.
commented 2016-10-14 17:21:18 -0400
Trudeau, Dion, Coderre, Bombardier, Lacroix and the CBC… Feel free to add more… The bottom line is that the next time the Frogs play the “independence” card they better be prepared for the shock of what the rest of Canada tells them to do….
commented 2016-10-14 15:51:36 -0400
How much of the subsidy money that is in the billions goes towards bonuses for CEOs and other high-ranking officials in the CBC and Bombardier..?
Any public money given to any private or corporate industry should be immediately followed with a breakdown on how the money was spent.
My feeling is too much of it goes for bonuses and kickbacks all relating back to taxpayer money for Federal votes.
commented 2016-10-14 15:36:43 -0400
Jonny I am with you.
commented 2016-10-14 13:56:54 -0400
The LIEberal Way . . . hang on to your worthless a$$es Millennials . . . you are going to get the BILL for Justin and his gaggle of incompetents.
Most dumbed down generation in history . . . thanks to the CBC and the “Echo Chamber” Media!
commented 2016-10-14 13:56:09 -0400
A linch-pin in the Laurentian oligarchy – a vital member of the Klepto-statism cabal which has been robbing the West for 100 years and making Ontario a “cuck” state of francophone fascism.
commented 2016-10-14 13:52:19 -0400
Both are tax sucking parasites, Never ending money grabs, High connected liberals in Bombardier, and rewards for CBC for the never ending liberal cheer leading. Billions of our tax dollars flushed down the toilet for both. Bombardier seems to not be able to survive without endless tax payer bailouts, and CBC I am also forced to support with my tax dollars and I DO NOT EVER WATCH ON TV , LISTEN TO THE RADIO, OR LOOK AT THE INTERNET SITES, YET I STILL PAY FOR THEM.