Access to information records shows the CBC currently has 144 corporate directors earning six-figure salaries, averaging $135,388 excluding bonuses and expenses Blacklock’s Reporter.
The public broadcaster explained that its finances were under “immense pressure” after the pandemic.
The records show that the directors included 10 in legal services, 11 in finance, 25 in technology, 41 in English-language radio and television services and 45 in French-language services.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges resulting from it are placing enormous pressure on the CBC’s workforce, operations, finances and systems,” said an April 20, 2021 funding briefing note CBC through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” Susan Marjetti, general manager of news, said at the time.
Access To Information records previously said the CBC awarded itself $156.3 million in raises and bonuses as a result of the pandemic, without disclosing details.
Since 2021, the Conservative Party has proposed cutting the public broadcaster’s $1.3 billion annual parliamentary grant.
“I will save a billion dollars by defunding the CBC,” said opposition leader Pierre Poilievre in a 2022 interview with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation magazine The taxpayer.
“I think we need a market-driven medium that profits from subscriptions, advertising, sponsorships and donations and not from government subsidies.”
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