Brian Lilley from Sun News keeps up the digging to find out where our $1.2B of taxpayers money is going at the CBC but ran into another snub finding out the price to bring political pundits on the At Issue Panel.
Besides the appearance fees, Lilley was looking for travel, accommodation, meals and hospitality costs of having the likes of Macleans’ Andrew Coyne get to Toronto each week for the 10 minute gig.
CBC is refusing to give out this info saying it “touches on their programming and journalism”. How taxpayers knowing the costs to have Coyne and the rest of the Panel brought in on the taxpayers’ dime to the studio each week instead of on video feed is somehow a journalistic issue, defies logic. The CBC is only stonewalling as they know expenses like these drive people nuts and are sure to prove embarrassing.
Maybe Lilley can just ask Coyne to give him his travel, hotel and dining details? Coyne wouldn’t mind helping out as he’s such a hater of government waste and mismanagement right? (see here)