CBC not only breaks own policy but also the law during underage drinking story


CBC Ombudsman Kirk LaPointe’s review of how CBC.ca had minors purchase alcohol at restaurants for an undercover story can be seen (here)


9 Responses to “CBC not only breaks own policy but also the law during underage drinking story”

  1. machiavelli Says:


    If Canada had elected a legitimate, small-c fiscal conservative Prime Minister, and a Heritage minister who didn’t consistently succumb to the far left, they would eradicate the State Broadcaster that is a national embarrassment.

    The $1.16 billion annual bailout by taxpayers is an embarrassment and humiliation, since in reality, the anti-business, politically correct State Broadcaster with its far left agenda, is nothing less than the press agent for the extremist NDP. Why is a so called “conservative” PM willing to fund a State Broadcaster especially especially with a $25 billion deficit and a $580 billion debt?

    Now that Canada has numerous television and radio networks, satellite networks, and the internet broadcasting Canadian content, 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.

    CBC’s News Network’s alleged “news” programs are hosted by left wing, second-rated , affirmative action “infobabes” who are air-head surrogates for the NDP party. The vast majority of these affirmative action “infobabes”,who are far-left advocates rather than reporters, should be fired for, to put as politely as possible, incompetence. Some of the additional rationales for the exceptionally low quality of the state broadcaster’s regularly error overflowing tabloid “news” are its policy of sacrificing excellence in order to promote its left-wing NDP/CBC shared values agenda, its refusal to broadcast news stories that don’t meet its far-left agenda, and its quota system of hiring affirmative action immigrants with their sub-substandard journalistic credentials. CBC’s News Network should only be aired Saturday mornings, with the rest of the cartoons!

    The State Broadcaster’s far-left extraordinarily over-paid alleged “news” bureaucrats consistently produce “factoids” pretending to be facts but, in reality, are merely spin reprints from the NDP’s talking points. CBC News’s ostentatiously recruits for diversity of race, sex, sexual orientation, and every other diversity except the one that really matters—-diversity of ideas!

    Canadian tax payers are over paying for the ratings-challenged State Broadcaster, which is an anti-Conservative Party auxiliary of the NDP, with an immense creditability gap, is guilty of oversimplification and “dumping down” news, neglects to distinguish between opinion and comments, marginalizes non-leftists, uncompromisingly encourages anti-Americanism, and has no public trust with anyone not on the radical left!

    If Harper was a genuine small-c conservative, with the political will of a legitimate conservative, he would morph this national embarrassment to a private pay for view station, sell the complete far-left bias Khadr hugging State Broadcaster, or simply de-fund this radical left bimbo/minority ran degradation to humanity.

  2. dmorris Says:

    “The report noted that restaurants face fines up to $10,000 and temporary suspension of their liquor licences for their first offences.”

    The story aside,that’s a far heavier penalty than would be given to someone caught selling heroin the first time.

    I sympathize with the restaurant workers,who are often vilified by patrons for asking for ID,and when tired and overwhelmed by their workload, just can’t be bothered taking the abuse that comes with ID requests.

    The only penalty that fits the crime is the underage person who ordered the liquor should be charged,and the eatery receive a written warning to be more careful in future.

  3. Pissedoff Says:

    If the police did this would it not be called entrapment,thus illegal.

  4. Big Joe Says:

    Speaking of “khadr hugging”‘ what is the current situation with Omar? Where is he now?

  5. Burton Says:

    Um…just curious – What age was the individual in the David Menzies “Burka/LCBO Sun News expose’ back in July?
    Am I missing something here?

  6. Burton Says:

    Thought there were some salient legal differences between the two that I had missed. And perhaps sharper legal minds on this board would be gracious enough to point them out.
    No biggie.

  7. monkey Says:

    My understanding is it is perfectly legal to have a minor attempt to buy it as entrapment as long as they hand it over to the adult and do not consume it. The reality is serving a minor is against the law and restaurants should not be serving minors. If they unsure of age ask for ID. It may be a pain, but when in the US I’ve been to many places that ask everyone for ID no matter how old they look. There is no excuse for serving an underage person. The only thing is fining the restaurant may be a bit excessive as most have policies against it. Rather fine the employee who served the minor and if the owner cared about their business they would fire the employee.

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