December 15, 2015

WATCH: CBC’s legal counsel argued AGAINST free speech to protect Trudeau from negative ads

Brian LilleyArchive

Canada’s state broadcaster has been busy proving themselves to be one of the most devoted enemies of freedom of speech and information sharing in the country. 

I feel comfortable saying this based on the more than 400 pages of emails, memos and documents I’ve reviewed in what was their attempt to cover up their efforts to protect Justin Trudeau from attack ads. They even tried to censor the internet.

You may recall that CBC got angry with the Conservative Party for using a clip from one of their many behind the scenes, all access, Peter Mansbridge and Justin hang out moments in the now infamous and certainly ridiculous comments he made about the Boston Marathon bombers.

The CBC didn’t stop there and began on a multi-year push to have CBC news footage protected from being used in political ads despite existing jurisprudence, the law and CBC’s own legal opinion showing they didn’t have a leg to stand on.

What a dilemma - on the one hand, wanting to give Justin as much air time as possible but on the other, wanting to be able to stop others from using the damning evidence.

They were relentless in their effort to maintain control of information for their own purposes even if it meant going against the principle of free speech, copyright law and access to information that they themselves rely on.

Shame on CBC, shame. I don’t know about you but I expect more for my $1 billion.

Yet another example of why it’s time to sell the CBC.


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commented 2015-12-27 01:51:24 -0500
They will accuse you of a hate crime
commented 2015-12-21 21:21:23 -0500
Now the general public knows what goes on behind the scenes….but dont tell that to a LIBBER….because they have HEART and no brains…they will never understand and that is why they vote with GREAT EMOTION… on hair, on promises, on kisses in VOGUE …. on stupid juvenile statements that they WANT to believe…
commented 2015-12-19 01:44:44 -0500
Drew, are you crazy?
commented 2015-12-16 12:03:43 -0500
Jay Kelly . . . and WE spend way too Much MONEY . . . keeping they alive ! ! ! The CBC is Scum ! ! !
commented 2015-12-16 10:51:11 -0500
Jay Kelly….everybody who watches the CBC…particularly the news…spends far too much time following the CBC. Watching the CBC is to the mind as smoking is to the lungs.
commented 2015-12-16 10:02:42 -0500
Our Charter right of freedom of speech is slowly being eroded by the biased media consortium. Why this is not a wake-up call for the Canadian electorate baffles me.
commented 2015-12-16 04:08:14 -0500
Brian Lilley spends too much time following the CBC.
commented 2015-12-16 00:16:46 -0500
Gordon just use your real name and use one account you pathetic loser.
commented 2015-12-16 00:16:22 -0500
Crap Beyond Comprehension
commented 2015-12-15 22:50:50 -0500
One of the hallmarks of the liberal party is doing things that serve no useful purpose other than creating a feeding frenzy for lawyers….that is why so many lawyers support the liberal party.
commented 2015-12-15 20:54:26 -0500
You can always count on being lied to and deceived and mocked by the CBC.
commented 2015-12-15 19:53:06 -0500
You can always count on the CBC.
commented 2015-12-15 18:37:33 -0500
Oh well, Harper had his chance to get rid of the CBC. He didn’t have the guts.
commented 2015-12-15 18:17:36 -0500
Ted Alden: At least you acknowledge the Liberals cannot win on an even playing field. When our economy has been destroyed you can pack your bags with your crooked smile and squeeze you head onto the touring bus as you take your road show on to the next town.
commented 2015-12-15 18:10:44 -0500
“Shame on CBC, shame. I don’t know about you but I expect more for my $1 billion.” BL
I believe that’s $1Billion, plus the$150 Million bribe from Justin – stolen from the Canadian taxpayers – to the CBC to do Justin’s bidding…
Also, how can the publicly funded state broadcaster not only lie , twist, spin and omit, but then censor the very taxpayer who challenges those lies, spins, twistings of the truth and sins of omission on the publicly funded state broadcaster’s Comments sections. I mean legally – the immorality of it is obvious to anyone but a liberal?
Is there legal recourse for the taxpayer to force CBC to NOT censor dissenters? The CBC Ombudsman’s a joke…
commented 2015-12-15 18:01:59 -0500
The CBC is a joke. The only reason it exists is because it is subsidized by the government. It’s rating are pathetic and only the lefties watch it. I wouldn’t waste my time tuning to that Liberal propaganda station.
commented 2015-12-15 17:56:53 -0500
Ted Alden wasn’t it the Liberals that got crushed not that long ago? Almost relegated to the non party stays! It will again!
commented 2015-12-15 17:23:31 -0500
Ted Alden – it seem it’s your pink panties that are too tight around your head! Liberals have to lie and cheat and deceive to win. Well Ted, as our country is in the process of being set up to be taken over by the terrorists in the UN, you are going to be sorry that you ever voted for the corrupt Liberal party of Communism. Hopefully the women in your family will not be raped, or forced to do things that were never accepted here in Canada. And hopefully they won’t force you to take imported terrorists into your home, or take away your job to give to one of them, like is happening in Germany. You and those communists that you cheer for will be held to account one day.
commented 2015-12-15 17:13:04 -0500
I think it was a neat little trick not? I can’t wait to put the boots to you conservatives like that again and again. And being that you Harperites are on the side-lines drinking your Kool-Aid we’ll be able to pull that off as much as our hearts desire. Hang on to your panties! :)
commented 2015-12-15 16:39:10 -0500
Sell the dam public Corporation enough of Taxpayers getting our Rights and finances by means of taxes we pay used against the Canadian citizens’ best interests!
This CBC will no desist from it’s abuse of our laws – we need to have it sold!
commented 2015-12-15 16:27:54 -0500
Liberals claim to be progressives but all I can see of them in the past decade is deceit and lies. They give us the big doe eyes that they are so innocent but truly are not. The CBC’s war on Conservatives over the last year was really pathetic. All the Rob Ford, Duffy, Wallin stories were harped on to make the Conservatives look as bad as possible while any liberal indiscretion was quietly reported and quickly buried in favor of showing the Conservatives in a bad light. It’s an outright double standard. How a State Broadcaster can be used for helping one party get elected over the other. This is known as bribery when this corporation gets funding increased by the very party it never showed in a bad light. Elections Canada or the Governor General should be looking into this fraud and calling another election because this one was crooked with the CBC as the main propaganda spreader. This last election should be declared illegal due to the Liberal lies.
commented 2015-12-15 16:14:30 -0500
John Day – Harper was trying to corral the unions and the Indian chiefs to make them accountable, but this is much more sinister than people realize. The UN has been funneling money through the unions to take Harper down for 10-years. That is why they squealed like pigs, and attacked Harper from all angles, using our taxpayer funded propaganda machine, the CBC, and all the MSM unions, who were registered to campaign against PM Harper. The fault lies with those who are undermining democracy, so that UN can take over the world. And that would be every institution in Canada, as they are all loaded with leftwing activists now. When the Conservatives took office, they should have fired all those lazy ass Liberal union workers, and gutted the CBC, and Elections Canada. So lay the blame where it should be and that is with the corrupt Liberals and their corrupt union workers, and the union leaders.
commented 2015-12-15 15:12:35 -0500
Unfortunately, the Conservatives failed to strip the CBC, and the Liberals will reward them for their loyalty. It could have been sooo different!
commented 2015-12-15 15:08:56 -0500
thank you.
commented 2015-12-15 14:48:57 -0500
@stevemcqueen — You wrote: "Hubert T. Lacroix, the head of CBC is a lying “piece of shit.” Perhaps so, however, you should have referenced that phrase. It is a comment coined by our current Prime Minister to use when addressing Members of Parliament. Let’s make sure we give credit where credit is due, unlike the CBC.
commented 2015-12-15 14:15:52 -0500
Some people would say, ‘Oh those naughty rascals at the CBC’ and ‘Poor Justin must have a hard time controlling them’. To that I would say, "They are all a bunch of effin Marxist scum with that MF Moron Dicktraitor Trudeau as a Figurehead. Who needs sht like this, The whole lot of them should be in Jail, for life. This is bad for ones blood pressure.
commented 2015-12-15 14:12:47 -0500
CBC totally censored and continues to do so to me because they didn’t like what I said. did too, although I’m not sure why. So much for freedom of speech. I remember learning why it was so important. I guess one person’s political correctness is more important.
commented 2015-12-15 13:49:06 -0500
CBC should not have any intellectual right to any material produced. All production is owned by the tax payer and not as a separate entities as in CBC. Had CBC produced any information as a private broadcaster they would have intellectual right but they aren’t a private broadcaster and are to be blunt one of Canada’s largest corporate welfare recipients to date. Given they no longer operate as a non partisan broad caster or as a non partisan journalistic organization and in fact no longer abide by their mandate as the state broadcaster, it only makes sense to DE-fund CBC, Sell it or fire all top management for negligence of duty for the simple practice of not meeting their mandate as put forth by parliament. Simply put CBC is no longer a trusted crown corporation as it operates outside its mandate and put bluntly is the mouth of the Liberal party of Canada. Canada’s criminal party the Liberal party of Canada (Mafia). Given they operate as a Liberal entity it only stands to reason that CBC is also complicit to the corruption of the Liberal party and act in collusion with the same criminals operating within the criminal party of Canada. In other words the entire organization has been corrupted by Liberal policies and corruption and therefore no longer should be eligible as a crown corporation for funding. It only stands to reason that CBC be De-funded or financed by the Liberal party of Canada.
commented 2015-12-15 13:41:25 -0500
Old people and paid for by George Soros activists watch the CBC – the CBC is dead in a few years.

Hubert T. Lacroix, the head of CBC is a lying piece of shit. The organization follows their leader.
commented 2015-12-15 13:19:48 -0500
Amazing how lawyers will pursue lost causes on taxpayer’s dime.