CALL TO ACTION!
Canadians have been growing evermore concerned over the media's participation in censoring and influencing social and political agendas. It is time to hold them to account for their political bias and interference.
Whether one is in favour of Maxime Bernier and his party or not is irrelevant. This is a matter of protecting democracy and freedoms.
Please join the CALL TO ACTION campaign by signing your name to this letter and forwarding to Global, CTV, CBC News and CBC Ombudsman, Jack Nagler. All email addresses are below.
If you know of other Media outlets receiving funding through Trudeau's Media Bailout, please forward this letter and hold them to account also.
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Massive participation is needed from the public to win this war.
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Dear Media/CBC Ombudsman,
Maxime Bernier's astonishing success in forming a party in less than a year is a monumental achievement.
In order to qualify for debates, Mr. Bernier was required to have candidates in 90% of the 338 ridings. He has not only fulfilled this quota but surpassed it, yet the media is silent.
The execution of, and success in meeting this goal is a matter of public interest. According to the Broadcasting Act and Journalistic Standards and Practices it is mandated by law that such events be reported. This accomplishment qualifies as national, front page, prime time news, yet we are experiencing radio silence.
Media bias in such a manner constitutes Political interference.
In reporting on political matters such as elections, the taxpayer funded media must, according to Journalistic Standards and Practices:
- "Provide a wide range of information and context so that Canadians can make decisions during election and referendum campaigns.
- Ensure that the facts and analysis presented on issues, candidates and parties are timely, accurate, fair and balanced over the course of the campaign.
- Give all candidates, parties and issues equitable treatment...."
The CBC Mandate/Principles reads as follows:
- CBC/Radio-Canada is fully committed to maintaining accuracy, fairness, balance, impartiality and integrity in its journalism, as expressed in its unique code of ethics and practice, the Journalistic Standards and Practices.
- Our journalistic mission is to inform, to reveal, to contribute to the understanding of issues of public interest and to encourage citizens to participate in our free and democratic society.
- We base our credibility on fulfilling that mission through adherence to the values, principles and practices laid out in the Journalistic Standards and Practices.
As per the CBC Ombudsman;
- All employees of CBC News, as well as the content they create, and employees of Local Services, Radio Talk information programming, or any service involved in the creation of news, current affairs and public affairs content must respect all of the principles of the Journalistic Standards and Practices, namely:
- accuracy, fairness, balance, impartiality and integrity.
The Broadcasting Act was created as a contract between the public and the CBC. However, since the Liberal government made the highly questionable decision to provide funding in a media bailout plan to many other media organizations, this automatically requires them to adhere to the same rules and regulations as well.
The Liberal government's response to Canadians concerns over funding the media was, "there's nothing political about its plan - that it only wants to ensure Canadians have access to accurate, relevant news".
However, due to the obvious bias and breaches on behalf of the CBC, Global News and CTV, in relation to the case of Maxime Bernier and the People's Party of Canada, it is evident the public's concerns over media bias are legitimate and valid.
The CBC, Global News and CTV are in violation of the following sections of the Broadcasting Act.
According the Broadcasting Policy for Canada the Canadian broadcasting system should;
3(1)(d)(i) serve to safeguard, enrich and strengthen the cultural, political, social and economic fabric of Canada,
Section 3(1)(a) states the Canadian Broadcasting system is owned and controlled by Canadians.
(a) the Canadian broadcasting system shall be effectively owned and controlled by Canadians;
Furthermore, the Broadcasting Act stipulates that the media are to report on matters of public concern;
3(1) the programming provided by the Canadian broadcasting system should;
(i) be varied and comprehensive, providing a balance of information, enlightenment and entertainment for men, women and children of all ages, interests and tastes,
(iv) provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to be exposed to the expression of differing views on matters of public concern.
Section 3(1) policy of the Act again instructs programming should inform and enlighten the public;
(l) the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as the national public broadcaster, should provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains
Section 3(1)(vii) specifies information be available across Canada;
(vii) be made available throughout Canada by the most appropriate and efficient means and as resources become available for the purpose,
Therefore, we the people, the hand that funds, insist the media report the remarkable success story of Maxime Bernier and the People's Party of Canada in detail.
We further request equal press coverage for qualifying party leaders and insist that debates be organized providing an unbiased and neutral environment.
A complaint with the CRTC/CBC Ombudsman has commenced to ensure all parties involved comply, uphold and obey the Broadcasting Act and Journalistic Standards and Practices.
We look forward to your immediate attention to this matter.