Ezra Levant Responds To The CBC's Attack On Quebecor





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Ezra Levant Responds To The CBC's Attack On Quebecor.

Background: CBC starting to feel heat at its feet

"It looks like CBC folks are getting a little touchy when it comes to my attempts to expose them as scofflaws who don't want to tell the public how they spend our tax dollars.

For about a year now I've been writing stories about their refusal to release documents through the access to information system and their refusal to comply with a federal court order to hand over certain documents to the federal information commissioner. This week CBC tried to strike back by making insane claims about Quebecor, the parent company of this paper.

If CBC would stop spending millions of dollars on lawyer's fees and court challenges to stop us, and the rest of the public, from seeing how it spends its annual $1.1-billion subsidy, the headaches would go away.

Instead it doubles down, defies an independent officer of Parliament, tells the MPs that pay its bills that even they can't tell it what to release, and then appeal a court order calling on it to be more open.

On Tuesday, CBC released a document on its website called, "What Quebecor won't tell you about its attacks on the public broadcaster." The state broadcaster claims that Quebecor has "received more than half a billion dollars in direct and indirect subsidies and benefits from Canadian taxpayers over the past three years."

Of course this is a load of bull."



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