Bill C-60 And The Conservative Appointed Directors Have Transformed CBC Into A Conservative Propaganda Machine

Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

By André Faust

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) public owned corporation which was originally set up to be totally independent of the Government and free to produce objective stories without the fear of retribution for advertisers.

Prior to 2013, Stephen Harper has tried to control the CBC by cutting back funding to force the CBC to only deliver desirable news stories that could manipulate public opinion to his favour. Still, this was not enough to have the desired control over the CBC. In order for Harper to have paramount control over the CBC and two other crown agencies; culture and scientific research he his omnibus budget bill, Bill C-60 that received Royal Assent in 2013.

What does this mean for the CBC? According to Huffington Post Canada it means;

The CBC would now be required to get approval from Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Treasury Board Committee for any collective bargaining agreement the broadcaster reaches with its employees. The Treasury Board would also have the power to approve or deny pay and benefits for non-unionized employees.

In addition, Harper has stacked the CBC board of directors with his own people. Out of twelve members, nine are his handpicked appointees, so the question is; whose interest will these nine appointees take care of? The CBC or Stephen Harper?

Having this ominous control over CBC Stephen Harper can effectively dictate the content of the news so that the news reported is in his favour. This places Harper in a superior position over the other leaders.

Is this what democracy is all about?

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting say their ad that shows aides being drowned for defending the CBC has been kept off the air by most networks worries about reprisals, due to the Harper effect.



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Stephen Harper Ignores Chief Spence’s Request to Meet with First Nation Chiefs, Harper Calls it Blackmail

Video excerpt CBC

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper refuses to personally meet with aboriginal leaders, Harpers position is that Chief Spence’s hunger strike is a form of blackmail, and he cannot give into blackmail, however Harper has in the past met with corporate CEO’s when they have demanded to meet with him.  When Chief Spence was question about Harper’s allegation of blackmail she explains that why the meeting has to take place with him and not the minister of Indian Affairs is from previous experiences of working with ministers as Chief Theresa Spence explains:

“Cause we deal with his little ministries before they don’t really work with us, they always put a band aid solution”

She further adds

“No, it is not blackmail, may be for him it is blackmail, but for me it’s a voice to him it’s time for a meeting.”

Courtesy of CBC
Courtesy of CBC

Harper seems to be emulating former British Prime Minister Margret Thatcher in his hard line approach to Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike.  In 1981 a hunger strike against Margret Thatcher, Thatcher refused to make any concessions which resulted in the death of 10 of the hunger Strikers.  Bobby Sands one of the hunger strikers who was elected to Parliament was one of the ten who died. Will Harper’s stubbornness on this matter have the same outcome as the Thatcher outcome?

The Harper Omnibus Budget Bill is a bill that allows Corporate and Business development of Canada’s natural resources at the expense of all Canadians.  The bill removes environmental restrictions, gives greater access to exploit reserve land, and diminishes the scope of many of Canada’s social program that once benefited Canadians.

Recently, Harper passed legislation to allow employers to hire workers 15% less than the going rate under a new program “Temporary Foreign Workers Program”.   Under the Harper Tyranny Canada has become a transnational Corporation with Harper the chief CEO.

In conjunction with the Idle no more movement, Canadians can expect in the upcoming months the call for a general strike throughout the country and a call for Harper to Step down.


The voices of Aboriginal people have been the loudest against the changes introduced with Bill C–45 however this is an issue that will impact all Canadians

Courtesy of Stephen Perley

Photo: Mikmaqrights

This omnibus bill contains approximately 90 pieces of legislation that:

  • – weaken Canada’s environmental laws,
  • – remove critical safeguards, and
  • – reduce opportunities for the public to have their say about major industrial projects that could threaten the air, water, soil and natural ecosystems on which all Canadians depend on.

The long-term health and safety of ALL Canadians is in jeopardy!
If these major changes are not stopped now, the effects will ripple across communities everywhere – putting OUR water, air, food and quality of life at risk.

YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!

Write letters, make phone calls and raise your concerns to your local MP, MLA, Federal and Provincial Ministers and/or Leaders.
For a template letter and list of people to contact visit:

http://mikmaqrights.com/page.asp?ID=661

The voices of Aboriginal people have been the loudest against the changes introduced with Bill C–45 however this is an issue that will impact all Canadians.
This omnibus bill contains approximately 90 pieces of legislation that:

  • – weaken Canada’s environmental laws
  • – remove critical safeguards and
  • – reduce opportunities for the public to have their say about major industrial projects that could threaten the air, water, soil and natural ecosystems on which all Canadians depend on.

The long-term health and safety of ALL Canadians is in jeopardy!

If these major changes are not stopped now, the effects will ripple across communities everywhere – putting OUR water, air, food and quality of life at risk.

YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT! YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!

Write letters, make phone calls and raise your concerns to your local MP, MLA, Federal and Provincial Ministers and/or Leaders.
For a template letter and list of people to contact visit:

http://mikmaqrights.com/page.asp?ID=661

BILL C -45
A CANADIAN ISSUE! A CANADIAN ISSUE! A CANADIAN ISSUE! A CANADIAN ISSUE!
BILL C -45
A CANADIAN ISSUE! A CANADIAN ISSUE! A CANADIAN ISSUE!

Harper’s Omnibus Bills put the screws to Aborignals and Canadians

Omnibus Bill
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By André Faust

The Omnibus bill is an accepted work around the democratic process of voting on bills. It’s a quick dirty way to get around in making unrelated and unfavorable changes to a fundamental law.

Essentially an Omnibus bill is a single document which has embedded within its body a series of related or unrelated bills that is packaged together as one law and the one law is voted on.  If the law is passed so are all the other bills contained in the document passed as well.  Think of an Omnibus bill, like the channel packages that your cable or satellite providers gives you, One Channel package my contain a couple of good channels and the remain channels shit channels, in order to get the good channels you have the purchase the package.  The omnibus bill is similar; to get the “Good Bills”,  you have to accept the “Shit Bills” as well. Continue reading