CBC editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire has created an unintentional problem for the CBC after bending to the anti-oil sands lobbyists complaining about Rex Murphy’s oil conference speech (see here) – a can of worms immediately comes to mind.
First, McGuire has fully opened-up the media’s dirty little secret of journalists hiding their lucrative speaking gigs and potential conflicts of interests and secondly, how the CBC didn’t have an issue when their Chief Correspondent and The National anchor did the exact same thing.
This screen shot photo is from 2012 when Mansbridge accepted being the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers keynote speaker for their Toronto conference:
And this is from then US Ambassador David Wilkins who was in attendance (see here):
Looking forward to the CBC responding to my upcoming Ombudsman complaint.