The CBC refuses to join our panel...
Here is the transcript from the Annual Meeting of the CBC held in Ottawa this week.
Fred: My name is Fred Litwin and I am the President of the Free Thinking Film Society. On November 13th, we're actually showing our own self-produced documentary on the biases of the CBC. It covers CBC bias against conservatives and CBC bias against Israel. You talk about linkages [in the community] - I've sent many e-mails and I am very anxious in having someone from the CBC sit on our panel. Will you send someone to sit on our panel?I would have thought that he would have shown some curiosity to seeing our film. Isn't it a bit crazy - we're going to have 200-300 people talking and discussing the national broadcaster...and they won't even turn up?
M. Lacroix [President and CEO of the CBC]: Thank you for the invite. We know about this event. We think this is more an opportunity for people of like-minds to have a conversation amongst themselves - let's call them activists - that's their right. We will not participate because we don't think that as a public broadcaster we should get involved in something like this. If you have issues about the CBC and our biases, we have people like the ombudsman in French and in English, and we welcome you to go through normal channels.
Fred: We will have more people at our event than here.