Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent

Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2019-11-27

Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number: 2019-379
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 472
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2019-0279-2, 2019-0280-0, 2019-0281-7, 2019-0282-5
Cas / Case: 279842

Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Oui/Yes
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No

Commentaire / Comment
I think it's quite obvious CBC leans heavily left. I haven't met a Liberal in 8 years who will argue this fact. I consider myself a centre-right fiscal conservative and I am worried about the negative effect CBC has on discourse and democracy. I don't believe they should be allowed to pose as a news outlet any longer. They are a left-wing opinion organization, and this should not be tax-funded or broadcasted.

The overwhelming majority of Canadians, on both sides of the political fence, concede that CBC spins and manipulates their broadcasts to favour left-wing ideology and politicians. They do this while they openly condemn conservative thinkers such as Jordan Peterson or politicians such as Maxime Bernier. It's blatantly obvious.

There are countless examples of CBC's slanted coverage. For example, many of the current stories CBC published regarding the Iran protests mention the protests were about US sanctions. This is completely untrue. Anyone near the protests knows they are protesting the oppressive regime. CBC is literally echoing the Iranian government's narrative of events. Why?

Another example is the Concordia bomb hoax. When they thought it was a white supremacist, they ran multiple stories about white supremacy and Islamophobia. They barely did any research to verify the truth of the story. They couldn't wait to spread the narrative that white supremacy is a big Canadian problem. Once they learned that it was a hoax committed by a Muslim man, they retracted the story and never mentioned it again. The amount of coverage dedicated when they believed it was a white supremacist was twenty-times larger than the amount dedicated to correcting the story. Contrast this with CBC's coverage of Trudeaus blackface, or SNC. With all the tax resources they get, why are American news outlets breaking the blackface scandal? Are we really supposed to believe that CBC found out about this from the New York Times? CBC seems to think all resources should be dedicated to social justice, even if the story isn't totally true. They don't seem very interested in the PM's blunders. It was the same thing with the girl who claimed someone cut her hijab on the TTC. Once they found out it was a hoax CBC moved on, even though they were zealously reporting her lies the day before, without even doing any research. This is a common theme when CBC thinks a hate crime has occurred, they run with the story and let the actual facts come out days later. CBC has yet to publish a piece discussing the factual truth that hate crime hoaxes were on the rise faster than actual hate crimes. This is because it doesn't fit their narrative. They also haven't published an opinion piece about how easily they were tricked.

A final example is their treatment of Jordan Peterson. He's Canadas most famous and highly regarded intellect for reason, yet, when he is on CBC the whole segment is designed as a hit piece to discredit him. Again, why??

At the end of the day, Canadians would not care about CBC's bias if CBC were a private organization. The fact they rely on tax dollars and liberal government handouts to basically act as the voice for the left-wing is unacceptable.

CBC should be dismantled. This archaic style of content is a waste of money. If they are going to operate on tax dollars, they should be banned from showing commercials. The fact they are government-funded and generate ad revenue gives them an unfair advantage over private media outlets. Canadians want the truth, not spin.

Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearance
I would like to further articulate my thoughts if possible. I would discuss examples from my comments and go into greater detail regarding their biased coverage in other examples.

I would like to discuss CBC's moderation of their Facebook comments as well as they have admitted to me in the past through Facebook chat that they would hide comments that were factual if they deemed them to be offensive. For example, they would edit the comment "last year, over 22,000 women were murdered for committing adultery in the Middle East" as they would view this to be "Islamophobic" even though it's true. The Charter protects Canadians thoughts and expression, and CBC is basically an extension of the government, so they should have no place in thought suppression.

CBC should no longer be licenced to spread their prognostic narratives.

Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes

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Nom / Name: John Buchan
Titre / Title: Law Clerk
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