The Trudeau Liberals astonishingly voted against a motion that called to block the CBC bigwigs from giving themselves bonuses after the state broadcaster announced they are laying off 600 staff.
The motion, which required unanimous support, was proposed by Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.
It comes after CBC president Catherine Tait wouldn’t rule out giving herself and CBC executives bonuses this year, on the same day she announced she would be laying off 600 staff due to budget constraints.
“The CBC announced it is cutting 600 jobs, and 250 of these jobs are across the broadcaster’s French language services, and the CBC has paid nearly $100 million in bonuses to executives and talking heads since 2015,” Poilievre said.
“And the President of the CBC, Catherine Tait, refused to rule out bonuses for CBC staff this year, despite the announced job cuts, and the CBC President received a salary increase of $60 thousand in July of this year, more than a typical Canadian makes in a year, the House instruct the CBC to immediately ban all executive bonuses.”
However, a number of Trudeau Liberals shouted “No,” killing the motion, while protecting Tait.
As of April 2023, the CBC President earns between $442,900 — $521,000, all paid for by Canadian taxpayers. With bonuses and benefits, she’s able to earn up to $623,900 per year.
CBC blames lack of advertising revenue, superior competition for layoffs
Tait’s jaw-dropping refusal to say she wouldn’t be giving herself a bonus came Monday during an interview with the CBC itself.
“I’m going to presume, no bonuses this year,” said CBC anchor Adrienne Arsenault, “I mean, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation said a freedom of information request showed $16 million were paid in bonuses in 2022 — can we establish that that is not happening this year?”
Tait responded, “It’s too early to say where we are for this year, we’ll be looking at that like we do all our line items in the coming months.”
The CBC anchor appeared dumbfounded by Tait’s response, presumably because Christmas is just three weeks away, meaning bonuses should be known at this point.
Canadians think it’s biased
The far-left CBC has been lambasted for its biased reporting, including from multiple former employees.
A recent poll showed 45% of Canadians liked the idea of shutting down the CBC completely in order to save money.
Moreover, a whopping 40% of all respondents agreed that “Journalism provided by the CBC is propaganda on behalf of the federal government.”