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.