We complained to the Access to Information Commissioner, who took the CBC to the federal court. She wanted to see if the CBC was justified in refusing our requests. The CBC fought and lost the case, but has now appealed the decision. It costs money to fight these cases in court but, again, the CBC won’t tell taxpayers how much money they are spending to keep their files closed.
So, in our on-going efforts to hold CBC accountable to taxpayers, QMI is going to run a regular series of stories on the corporation. We’re going to call it “Down the drain.”
Today, we’re starting with some of our favourite “rejections.” These are simple questions we’ve asked that the CBC refuses to answer. Feel free to send us your questions or thoughts so we keep up the pressure for accountability.
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