The CBC laughably says it’s a “public broadcaster,” owned by all Canadians. That’s not true. It’s owned by the government. It’s a state broadcaster.
But I’m still on the hook to bail them out every year through $1.5 billion in taxes. So why can’t I find out how much “my” employees are making?
The answer is simple:
They’re a protected class of elites who want disclosure for others, but not themselves. How can you pretend you’re a champion for the down and out and lowly if you’re making millions of dollars a year?
For years, the CBC lied about how much Peter Mansbridge earned, claiming it was just $80,000 a year.
Turns out his base salary was ten times that — $832,080. You’d think a guy would work long hours for that, but he got another $122,000 for “overtime.”
When the CBC said his speaking engagements were a conflict of interest, he wrung out another six figures from them to not do them.
As in, the CBC took taxpayers dollars to pay Peter Mansbridge not to work.
Contrast that to the United Kingdom. Their state broadcaster, the BBC, is bigger and worse than the CBC by every measure.
Its budget is $8 billion Canadian. But they also have a BBC tax, which is £145 pounds per home, or $230. (They even charge blind people — but at least they get 50 per cent off.)
More than 200,000 Brits are prosecuted each year for failing to pay this tax.
But at least the BBC tells you how much they pay some 96 of their government broadcasters, who raked in 25 million pounds amongst them (not counting bonuses and benefits.)
Here in Canada, we’re kept in the dark — and no other journalists, or politicians, dare to speak out against it, for fear of incurring the CBC’s wrath...
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