CBC won’t tell how much Andrew Coyne et al are being paid

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)


7 Responses to “CBC won’t tell how much Andrew Coyne et al are being paid”

  1. machiavelli Says:


    If Canada had a legitimate, small-c fiscal conservative Prime Minister he would eradicate the far-left bias, unfair and unbalanced, terrorist’s sympathizing, Khadr hugging state broadcaster CBC which consistently promotes and encourages revulsion for the United States and support for the Marxist Moronic NDP. This billion dollar a year embarrassment and humiliation serves as the NDP’s “Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda”.

    If this far-left, bias, lap dog for the far-left didn’t have $1.2 of tax dollars to squander it wouldn’t even have its current pathetically low ratings. For the unaccountable state broadcaster, informing the public pursuant to both sides of a story means giving a hyped-up version of the NDP’s talking points. CBC frequently gives the impression of publishing NDP news releases verbatim, but seems to apportion a great deal of time to scrutinize, research, censure, and criticize Conservative statements.

    Now that Canada has numerous television and radio networks, satellite networks, and the internet, there is no longer any necessity for a state broadcaster; especially one scripted by left-wing affirmative action bimbos/minorities, and watched to mostly by the far-left, but paid for my people who actually work for a living and pay taxes. One of the numerous rationales for the exceptionally low quality of the state broadcaster’s regularly error overflowing “news” is its policy of sacrificing excellence in order to promote its moronic left NDP agenda, plus its diversity goals to hire recent immigrants with their habitually inferior journalistic credentials. The state broadcaster consistently deludes the public, some times by intent and other times because they hire these semi-qualified so-called “journalists”.

    As opposed to producing quality, informative, balanced, unbiased journalism that Canadian tax payers are over paying for, the state broadcaster has an immense creditability gap, is guilty of oversimplification and “dumping down” news, neglects to distinguish between opinion and comments, favors form over content, uncompromisingly encourages anti-Americanism, and has no public trust with anyone not on the radical left!

    If Harper was a genuine small-c conservative he would immediately begin to eradicate the deficit/debt by morphing this embarrassment to a private pay for view station, sell the complete far-left bias Khadr hugging state broadcaster, or simply shut down this radical left bimbo/minority ran degradation to humanity.

  2. dddddtotheradio Says:

    Coyne’s most recent post on the Macleans website is his April 28th liberal endorsement.
    Allan Gregg said he was retiring.
    Chantal Hebert has four years to chart the fall of the NDP.

    The At Issue panel is spent.
    Gregg is gone and Coyne is permanently irrelevant.
    Coyne is so irrelevant that he is the best choice for interim liberal party leader.

  3. Jan Says:

    Coyne lives in Toronto.

  4. Bruce Says:

    Happened to catch a minute of Peter Mansbridge last night on the CBC News bringing up, according to him, $1 Billion a year in subsidies to oil companies and he doesn’t like it.

    I couldn’t help but laugh at the irony there.

    The oil industry in Canada creates wealth, the CBC on the other hand is a waste of taxpayer money and the propaganda organ of the left.

    The CBC should be shut down, I’m sure one of the networks would pay a handsome some for Hockey Night in Canada, the only thing of value in that crown corporation.

    • Susann Says:

      The HNIC contract is up in 2014. Recalling how the Ceeb was unable to even recognize the prospect of ‘losing’ the use of the iconic former HNIC song, they likely have their blinders on regarding the pending competition hurtling toward them in 2014.

      The Bell Globe CTV TSN consortium just may offer the NHL far more money than bloaters at CBC will be able to. Considering it is about the only program worth watching on CBC and that competition is healthy, I hope CBC is able to retain some hockey nights.

      Look how many years it took for the CBC (local CBC Vancouver anyways) to offer up a low production (Seeking Stanley) hockey show AFTER the game. Going to Ms. Mesley for her news, or to some totally forgettable CBC ‘show’ with~68,000 total viewers, immediately after having hosted up to 3 million viewers for HNIC.
      So CBC-ish eh.

  5. Stan Says:

    Coyne has sold out..

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