On 1/11/10 3:31 PM, "CBC Ombudsman"
Dear Mr. Fullard:
I write to acknowledge receipt of your e-mail. It is the customary practice of CBC’s Office of the Ombudsman to share complaints with the relevant programmers, who have the right to respond first to criticism of their work. I have therefore shared your e-mail with Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor in Chief of CBC News. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you may ask me to review the matter.
Thank you for your reply. I suggest that you contact me by phone in order that I can share with you the full extent to which this income trust issue and Harper’s associated tax leakage lie has been suppressed by the CBC from being told to the Canadian
public. The complaint that you are responding to here, is but one part of the (apparent) overall suppression of this story by the CBC.
I have other equally good examples to provide you, such as correspondence I have had with Don Newman in 2009, as well as insights into the commercial conflicts that reside within the CBC on this issue insofar as some as your senior businesses reporters are concerned, such as Kevin O’Leary and his commercial conflict on this issue that arises from his role as head of O’Leary Funds, as well as the past history of gross bias on this issue by Amanda Lang, whilst she was in the employ of BNN.
Therefore my complaint is not a complaint merely pertaining to the upcoming “Question Period” segment on The National, but rather a much broader complaint/issue that permeates throughout all of the CBC, including CBC Radio.
Therefore please confirm to me that you are treating my complaint in this broader manner, and that all the relevant persons that might be affected by the broader complaint that I am making, are made aware of my complaint.
I look forward to your phone call in order to ensure that your record in complete, thereby enabling you to respond to me in full and based on the entirety of my complaint.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and for the important role that Canadians look upon their publicly funded broadcaster to play, in an otherwise highly commercially conflicted news media world in which the CBC vies for viewers and advertisers.
I simply wish that the truth be told on the matter of income trusts as well as the truth about Stephen Harper’s alleged tax leakage from income trusts, which served only as the patently false premise for a policy that caused Canadian taxpayers to lose $35 billion of their retirement savings.
Telling of the truth, on this issue, is something that has not occurred at the CBC to date. That concerns me greatly and is in need of immediate remedy.
I look forward to working with you to ensure that the truth does get told and that it gets told to Canadians via their publicly owned and funded news organization, the CBC.
(Volunteer) President and CEO
Canadian Association of Income Trust Investors
647 505-2224 (cell)
Monday, January 11, 2010
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