Tuesday, May 17, 2016

CBC Has Not Made Documents Public

Very old school

The state broadcaster has been keeping secrets:

The CBC’s board of directors meet Tuesday to discuss the sale of the broadcaster’s Montreal headquarters, but according to one MP the details around the property deal and the board’s activities of late have been kept “secret.”

“In the past, the CBC used to publish the minutes and documents from the board of directors meetings once a month,” NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel said in the House of Commons Monday. “Since the Liberals came to power, not a single document has been made public.”

And it’s true. Since August 20 2015, the CBC has not published any agendas, minutes or documents prepared for its board of directors, which it normally does as part of its policy of proactive disclosure. Between January and August 2015, documents for seven meetings were published.

They claim it is due to a backlog.

As one who is forced to fund this, I say that this is unacceptable.

Of course, we could always de-fund the CBC.

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