The Harper government is after the public broadcaster. A Harper MP from Manitoba wants to know how much money is earned by Peter “Pastor” Mansbridge, Rick Mercer and George Stroumboulopoulos. Also such things as how much the CBC spends on liquor and hotels.
The CBC is strenuously trying to block this kind of information. But it has a problem. The CBC is subsidized by the taxpayers to the tune of more than a billion dollars a year. Does not the taxpayer have a right to know the remuneration of its employees, including Mansbridge.
On the ot her hand, where do we draw the line? If the CBC is forced to release its salary structure who is next? Publishers who accept federal grants, theatre companies, museums.
Is the Harper government after the CBC because they think the corporation is too liberal in its views?
Would revealing the CBC salary salary structure set a dangerous precedent for other witch hunts by Harper?
Are you a fan of the CBC?
Should the CBC come clean?
What do you think?