April 17, 2015

Ghomeshi "merely a symptom of a larger problem at the CBC"

Marissa SemkiwArchive

Janice Rubin’s report looking into the way top CBC brass handled Jian Ghomeshi’s lewd and inappropriate behavior was released this week, and led to the firing of two senior executives.

Those executives were Chris Boyce, the executive director of radio, and Todd Spencer, the executive director of HR.

These two men weren’t lowly producers working on Q. They were VP level executives of the entire network.

For months these guys stonewalled questions about the toxic work atmosphere, and accused reporters like Brian Lilley of making something out of nothing.

Remember folks: As a taxpayer, every Canadian is a shareholder in this CBC cover-up.

You had a right to know, and they didn't want you to.

And remember this, too:

Since Ghomeshi’s dismissal, several women have made sexual harassment complaints against four other individuals at the CBC.

I suspect this is just the beginning.

What do you think? Speak out in the comments!

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commented 2015-04-19 21:19:59 -0400
When will CBC investigate the “procuring” of young female acolytes for David Suzuki? (a la Montreal’s John Abbott College)
commented 2015-04-19 21:12:45 -0400
I had to listen to Carol Off dance around the REAL questions of how the “star power” treatment was allowed unchecked at CBC – and it was pretty pathetic. CBC Fail, again.
commented 2015-04-18 16:58:21 -0400
Kenneth can you imagine the outcry if Harper shut down CBC. I don’t know how we are going to get rid of them. Hopefully they will continue to self implode. That and no added funding.
commented 2015-04-18 08:18:24 -0400
Just to point out about the culture in Toronto and perhaps Ontario: have you noticed how many advertisements feature masochism? Even an ad for Fisherman’s Friend throat lozenges presents a peculiar take. Take a look. Is this peculiar to the CBC or to the fact that that organization has been based where it is? The regions do a better job than the national team.
commented 2015-04-18 03:10:02 -0400
Good report, Marissa. The CBC is finally beginning to have the light of day shone on its inner ‘workings’, and it isn’t a pretty sight. I can’t say I’m surprised. What kind of effect can a billion dollar annual bailout by us taxpayers for an unacountable organization like the CBC have? Now we are finding out. If only the Prime Minister would start taking this growing scandal seriously, and relieve Canadians of the burden of funding this cultural Marxist propaganda mill, or better, rid the country of it entirely.
commented 2015-04-18 03:02:18 -0400
Good point Cory. It is just because of the set up. Cbc gets the grease. Not too slanted!! It is the easiest fix for the sheeple and the Cbc has that gig, because it speaks to the left. That is the only dialogue the left wants seen and heard.
commented 2015-04-17 23:51:10 -0400
I have stated from the time that Brian Lilley went up against the ‘high on his horse’ Hubert Lacroix, that Lacroix is a two faced, arrogant liar. He was then and he certainly is now.
The cover up started from the very top with Lacroix and continues today with Lacroix leading the way.
Nothing will change within the CBC while this arrogant liar is still in place.
With People like him and Heather Conway leading the pack it’s no wonder the CBC is what it is.
commented 2015-04-17 23:18:03 -0400
Vlad, although I hate to say this, the CBC is very highly ranked on the Internet. Remember that site that Ezra told us about a few weeks ago, alexa.com? Well, right now it shows that cbc.ca has a rank in Canada of 22 versus 1,742 for therebel.media. The global rankings are 907 and 102,630, respectively.

I would guess that a lot of people who, for example, log out of their Microsoft e-mail accounts online see the page with links to stories on sites like the CBC, and perhaps they then click on them. It would be nice if therebel.media also appeared beside those stories on that site, or better yet, replaced the CBC feed.
commented 2015-04-17 22:21:21 -0400
We Canadians fund the C.B.C. to the tune of 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS I don’t think we could 1.3 billion dollars for the CBC. but if we solld it or gave it away we would save 1.3 billion dollars a year. You know what that would buy, the 2 French made ships that we need for our navy.
commented 2015-04-17 21:45:05 -0400
Can somebody remind me why we need a National Socialist Broadcaster with a history of biased reporting and questionable programming?
commented 2015-04-17 20:09:41 -0400
We don’t want a higher standard from our public broadcaster, we just want out!
commented 2015-04-17 19:59:42 -0400
As more and more layoffs are announced at CBC there will soon only be execs left. Sure sign of an endangered network soon to be extinct. I can’t wait. Ghomeshi will soon be a history lesson on how not to treat a woman.
commented 2015-04-17 18:32:09 -0400
As internet TV continues to expand exponentially, the Canadian government should sell the CBC soon before it’s worth less than a dollar. The CBC will be competing online only in a few years – and it is here that CBC will get vaporized. No amount of government welfare will fix this.
Hubert Lacroix is also complicit and is a disgusting pig to have built and supported this culture at CBC. Hubert Lacroix should be brought up on criminal charges for his gross negligence.
commented 2015-04-17 16:52:42 -0400
As a taxpayer funded national broadcaster, their behaviour(s) should be exemplenary and beyond any reproach. This is a disgace by no small measure.
commented 2015-04-17 16:48:54 -0400
Given that the CBC is an organization that supports and defends Ontario’s radical sex-ed programs with headlines like, “Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum ‘the most up-to-date’ in the country” is anybody surprised what happens within such a corrupt culture?