Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CBC Staff Earn More Than You!

So you are working hard earning less than those at the public broadcaster and yet you have to pay them more than you're making yourself. How much sense does that make? Brian Lilley has found out through Access to Information that CBC staff make 39% more than the average Canadian with our money.  We still don't know though how much we're paying elitist anchor big wig, Peter Mansbridge. I will bet it's more than enough to pay for his  elitist lifestyle.
Full-time employees at CBC earned an average of $55,712 in 2007, compared to an annual income of $40,092 for employed Canadians – meaning CBC employees were paid 39% more than the average Canadian.
I don't know how far Conservative MP Paul Calandra will get when he requests a study into CBC's reaction to access to information at the ethics committee.  My bet is the opposition parties will probably shoot it down. For some reason they don't want the CBC to be held accountable even though taxpayers throw over a billion dollars every year into that useless state network that hardly anyone watches or listens to.
On Tuesday, Conservative MP Paul Calandra will ask members of the Commons access to information, ethics and privacy committee to support his call for a study of CBC’s reaction to access to information.
 While CBC recently took out ads to trumpet openness there have been ongoing battles over access, including CBC fighting the information commissioner in court to keep some information secret.
Shame on the CBC! How hypocritical of them fighting from being held to account but at the same time they're always howling at how the government is not being accountable the way  they, the sanctimonious public broadacaster  would like!
Time to shut it down, sell the hard assets such as infrastructure,equipment etc. Peter Mansbridge and others can go look for a real job. There is no need for a public broadcaster anymore. CBC is a waste of taxpayer funds and I'm sure we can find more a worthwhile use for those hard earned tax dollars. Say, put those funds towards paying down the debt and deficit for instance.