Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Story the MSM is Not Reporting

Amid "Fake Lake Gate," Guergis/Jaffer, WK vs Alf Apps Liberal NDP merger talks is this little tid bit I just ran across in my search for a topic to post about.
Allegation CBC's Richard Stursberg aware of 'Mediascam'
Seems like there are allegations of of VP Exec,Richard Stursberg has known of systemic corruption at the CRTC.

Allegation CBC's Richard Stursberg aware of 'Mediascam'

TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - A former Canadian broadcasting insider has claimed that CBC executive vice-president Richard Stursberg is aware of a long-term case of systemic corruption at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
The allegation by Keith Mahar, formerly employed in a managerial position by CHUM limited, is posted on his blog
Several documents related to this same CRTC matter were provided to Prime Minister Stephen Harper by FedEx on 3 June 2010, including correspondence from Mahar's legal counsel, Paul Armarego.
More here.

Prime Minister Harper notified of billion-dollar CRTC scandal

TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - Less than 72 hours after the release of Justice Jeffrey Oliphant's report revealing "inappropriate" business dealings by former prime minister Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been notified of an alleged long-term case of government corruption at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, one which reportedly started during Mulroney's final month in office by commissioners that he had appointed to the CRTC.
The allegations have been made by Keith Mahar, a precedent-setting public interest litigant (Mahar v Rogers Cablesytems Ltd.) who was formerly employed by CHUM Limited for his specialist knowledge of the cable television industry and its regulation by the CRTC
Mahar's lawyer, Paul Armarego, notified Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the affair earlier today and provided him with copies of a number of related documents by FedEx courier. It is alleged that the case of corruption has cost Canadians a total of more than $1.2 billion through an illicit accounting scheme for cable television rates.
A copy of Armarego's submission to Prime Minister Harper has been provided to John A. Honderich, Chair of the Board for Torstar Corporation, owner of the Toronto Star.
Prime Minister Harper has been informed that Mahar plans to address this case on his blog:
Why is the MSM not reporting this story? Nevermind "Steve's billiondollar boondoggle", this could be a real billion dollar scandal! Should this not be what our parliamentary committee should be investigating instead of Guergis/Jaffer or Afghan Detainees?