My CBC Ombudsman complaint filed over the CBC documentary “Omar Khadr: Out of the Shadows”

EDMONTON - Omar Khadr on May 9, 2015, with his longtime Canadian lawyer Dennis Edney. Edney, along with his wife Patricia, have offered the 28-year-old their home while he is out on bay after nearly 13 years in prison. MICHELLE SHEPHARD/TORONTO STAR.

EDMONTON – Omar Khadr on May 9, 2015, with his longtime Canadian lawyer Dennis Edney. Edney, along with his wife Patricia, have offered the 28-year-old their home while he is out on bay after nearly 13 years in prison. MICHELLE SHEPHARD/TORONTO STAR.

Update: Below is the response I’ve received from the CBC Ombudsman:

Dear Mr. Skoreyko:

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email.  The first step in the process is to share your complaint with the relevant programmers, who have the right and responsibility to respond.  I have therefore shared your email with Mark Starowicz, Executive Director of Documentary Programming.  If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you may ask me to review the matter.

Programmers are asked to try to reply within twenty working days.

Esther Enkin


Below is the complaint that I filed May 30th:

Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman

On Wednesday May 27th the CBC posted an article to promote the documentary called Omar Khadr: Out of the Shadows (see here) which included this disclosure:

“The interview is part of a 44-minute documentary, Omar Khadr: Out of the Shadows, a collaboration between the CBC, the Toronto Star and White Pine Pictures.”

Yet the press release issued by the CBC on the same day (see here) includes this disclosure:

“OMAR KHADR: OUT OF THE SHADOWS is produced by White Pine Pictures in association with CBC, Radio-Canada, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera America, and with the participation of Shaw Media Hot Docs Development Fund, Canada Media Fund, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.”

I would like to know:

1) Why the CBC partnered with the highly controversial media company Al Jazeera that is controlled by the dictatorship of Qatar?

2) Why the CBC omitted mentioning this partnership in its news article written by CBC News Producer Daniel Swartz?

3) What were the terms CBC agreed to with Al Jazeera including editorial control?

I look forward to your response.

Thank you
Dean Skoreyko


Liberal MP’s husband smears female Conservative campaign chair about having sexually transmitted disease

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Anyone who watched the Canadian media have a complete melt-down over the morons who yelled FHRITP at two female reporters (see here and here) would assume when a MP’s husband says this about a female, they would go apocalyptic:



But they’d be wrong because this is a Liberal MP’s husband who said it about a female Conservative so, crickets.

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Green’s Elizabeth May “Omar Khadr, you have more class than the whole fucking cabinet”


If anyone had a shred of doubt that Green Party Elizabeth May was full of insane hatred, this video from the Press Gallery dinner will remove it:

You’ll notice there was even a smattering of applause from the audience with some agreeing with May.

How many were journalists?

Update: CBC edits out most of Elizabeth May’s nuttery from Press Gallery speech

The CBC only runs the short clip of May saying “Omar Khadr, you have more class than the whole fucking cabinet” before she is dragged off the stage by Conservative minister Lisa Raitt (see here) but besides the Khadr ramblings, there was this gem:


Makes you wonder what other insanities did May utter last night doesn’t it?

And of course May comes out excusing her performance:

“I apologize that I made an attempt to be funny and edgy….and it didn’t work.”

May said she was just getting over the flu, had put in a 21-hour work day on Friday, and then had to rise early in British Columbia on Saturday morning to make it to the press gallery event in Gatineau, Que.

“My funny speech wasn’t funny. That’s not the first time a politician has done that.” (see here)

What a damn liar.

Another Alberta NDP MLA exposed as an anti-oil fanatic


The list of members of the Alberta NDP (see earlier post here) who would love to see that province’s economy crash keeps getting bigger:


Yup, the guy in the blue coat who marched in this “Council of Canadians Tar Sands Protest” is NDP leadership contender and MLA David Eggen:

But not a single Alberta Media Party member saw him at it right?

h/t Rob Rheaume

Media protected Alberta NDP during election including leader Rachel Notley attending anti-oil rally



After the stunning defeat of the corrupt Alberta PCs Tuesday night by the NDP, one of the biggest media-related stories to emerge was how they refused to investigate and report on any of the NDP candidates during the election.

Only just now are they partially exposing the rabble of Lefty students and activists:

The screen captures taken from Drever’s now-closed personal Facebook account include the 26-year-old sociology student drinking alcohol, wearing an empty box of beer on her head and posing in front of a pro-marijuana sweatshirt, as well as a photo of a hand giving the middle finger to a Canadian flag, which included a comment from Drever stating “OH JKJKJKJK LOVE CANADA!” (see here)


Imagine the Media Party firestorm if it were a Wildrose or Conservative candidate caught posting a photo giving the middle finger to our flag.

Then there was the case of the National Post’s Jen Gerson shielding a NDP candidate who wrote he was contemplating suicide because of the criticisms he was receiving:


And the answer to your question is yes, this guy is now an elected member of the Alberta government’s caucus:


If Gerson had an ounce of integrity, she would resign and if the National Post had an ounce of ethics, they would fire her.

But by far the most egregious example of how the media protected the NDP was given to me by Rob Rheaume who unearthed this photo-gem:


Yup, that’s Alberta’s new premier Rachel Notley standing behind an anti-oil fanatic. Nice huh?

And not a single Alberta journalist knew about Notley being at this event right?:

Activists with Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Keepers of the Athabasca and Occupy Edmonton have united to call on governments to address climate change.

The group held a rally at the legislature Saturday afternoon, a day they have named Occupy the Climate.

MLA for Edmonton-Strathcona Rachel Notley told those in attendance she supported their call for action. (see here)

Now tell me these ‘professional’ journalists won’t be doing the exact same thing during the upcoming federal election in order to help the NDP, Green and Liberal candidates against the Conservatives.

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