By Stephen Pate – The Harper Government got raked over the coals for spending half a billion in external legal contracts since 2006.
During the same period the CBC spent $21 million hiring external lawyers, making it the most profligate spender in the Canadian government. That’s $3 million a year or about .2% of their annual $1.7 billion budget.
The CBC received about $1.15-billion in government funding and made $331-million from advertising for the year ended March 31, 2013. Specialty services and other sources brought its total revenue and funding for the year to $1.8-billion (results for the most recent year are not yet available).
In the past 5 years CBC has spent over $100,000 trying to keep a disability discrimination case out of a PEI Human Rights hearing.
By Stephen Pate, NJN Network