The CBC must take us all for fools and given that we keep paying their bills, we just might be.
Last week the state broadcaster trumpeted that it was a finalist for an award given to government bodies that show openness and transparency.
“We take transparency and accountability very seriously,” CBC president Hubert Lacroix said in a statement.
Then this week I opened my mail. I shouldn’t have been surprised really, it was par for the course for CBC: It sent me more files with all the relevant information stripped out.
See, back in 2007 when CBC came under the Access to Information Act, my employer Quebecor submitted an access request asking how much revenue CBC generated from Hockey Night in Canada.
They didn’t ask how much each ad cost or what special deal certain companies received. It was a request as to how much money CBC generated from hockey.
Given that CBC is owned by the government and paid for by all of us, this is the type of information it should readily turn over. After all, CBC regularly submits requests asking other government departments for information on files far more sensitive than hockey broadcasts and receives that information which it then turns into news stories.
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