Evan Solomon is out at CBC. Given that my views on CBC are well known you would think I’d be happy correct?
No, not really.
If there is more to this story, then neither CBC nor CTV are letting it out, and based on that, I don’t see why Solomon was fired.
He wasn’t being paid to trade political secrets. He wasn’t selling access. He wasn’t padding his expenses.
He was doing something outside of his day job and while he appears to have been paid fairly well, up to $300,000 in commissions, he also struck out often, according to The Star.
Let’s look at how CBC has treated others though, starting with CBC President Hubert Lacroix.
A few years ago, when he found I was about to leak the news about what he'd been doing, he quietly made things right, and kept his job.
And then, of course, there's David Suzuki...
When CBC brought out their new speakers fee policy it clearly did not apply to Suzuki because he continues to take paid gigs.
How else to explain his four homes including his primary residence, a mansion in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood worth $8.2 million?
But you'll have to watch my report to hear the real kicker...
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