Rex Murphy: The CBC is boring and preachy and that is why there is ‘CBC bashing’

Catherine Tait CEO of CBC
President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada Catherine Tait looks on during a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 3, 2018. PHOTO BY SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

by Rex Murphy

National Post

February 9, 2023

CEO Catherine Tait shamelessly attacks Pierre Poilievre for ‘stoking’ criticism of the broadcaster

It has to be the top unabbreviable qualification of the president of the nation’s largest, publicly funded communications instrument — CBC — that she has some understanding of … communications.

That she knows how to communicate with the public her organization is subsidized to communicate with.

This is plainly, painfully, not the case.

Catherine Tait has suggested in public that one of the reasons the CBC is in decline is because it is being attacked by Conservative party leader Pierre Poilievre. “There’s a lot of CBC bashing going on — somewhat stoked by the Leader of the Opposition,” she told the Globe and Mail, frustrated over the party’s “defund the CBC” campaign. “I think they feel that CBC is a mouthpiece for the Liberal government.”

Read More HERE


  1. The CBC has been bashed long before PP appeared on the screen.
    Any news organization that is funded by any government cannot be trusted to be impartial, and once again has proven where its loyalties lie, the Liberal Party and hovernment handouts
    What a sorry state the CBC is in, Shame, shame, shame…

  2. Habib has it right. Once you’ve accepted money, it is impossible to bite the hand that feeds you. Whether Liberal, Conservative or NDP, they will put money into the hands of those they can control. It’s corruption at its most obvious level.

  3. Apart from the news programming and HNIC, does anyone watch the CBC anymore? Perhaps those who wish to keep abreast of the developments on Coronation Street. Are there any Canadian programs that people watch faithfully every week and discuss the following day at work? The CBC boasts of its programming “for Canadians, by Canadians, and about Canadians.” Can you name any?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.