The CBC’s Evan Solomon has been getting a lot of mileage out of the current Senate expense scandal but isn’t apparently nearly so open about revealing his own.
Solomon showed up in my neck of the woods to speak at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges conference in Penticton, BC (see here) so, as a publicly-paid CBC employee giving a speech to a publicly-funded group, I wanted to know if Solomon charged for his appearance to which I received this response from the ACCC Communications person:
I reminded this communications official of the ACCC’s mission statement which includes:
“Deliver on commitments and be accountable, consistent and transparent” (see here)
But instead of answering these simple questions “How does a CBC TV host “explore higher education solutions” exactly?” and “Did you pay Solomon for his speech and travel expenses and how much was it if you did?” I was blocked.
I’ll update when/if I hear back from Solomon.