Mr. Larry Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the CBC violated its own code of ethics in giving a payoff to Brazil-based former porn industry executive, Glenn Greenwald, for national security information stolen from one of Canada’s allies. Shockingly, Canadians watching the original TV broadcast were not informed of this cash-for-news scheme.
What is more, yesterday we learned that the CBC also grossly inflated the contents of the U.S. documents. According to Professor Wesley Wark, who was the national security expert used by CBC in its original story:
There was no support in the document for the claim originally made by the CBC that the communication security establishment in Canada would lend its technical expertise to the NSA effort.
The CBC should apologize for violating its code of ethics. It should apologize for concealing its cash-for-news scheme with a former Brazil-based porn industry executive, and it should apologize for allowing Glenn Greenwald’s personal and partisan agenda direct its news coverage. To the CBC: Just apologize.
Also: See Conservative MP Paul Calandra’s earlier statement on this here