Monday, November 14, 2011

Karl Heinz Schreiber's revenge!

Now: Lawyer says a government committee could be violating the Constitution if they force the CBC to turn over documents.

Then: The Liberal run ethics committee demanded that private citizens Karl Heinz Schreiber and Brian Mulroney hand over personal private documents, including tax and bank records (both domestic and foreign) to the committee. Nothing was off limits, as it was the will of parliament. The committee also believed that they had the right to release that info, no matter how sensitive.

If these things could be demanded by a government committee of a private citizen, which if I remember correctly was cheered on by many at the CBC at the time, then there is no possible reason why the same could not be demanded of the CBC, a crown corporation owned and funded by the government.
Sorry CBC but when you claim to have more rights than a Canadian citizen, you lose.

Optional title: Those that defended the Liberal run ethics committee when they ran the Karl Heinz Schreiber / Brian Mulroney circus have the "will of Parliament" bite them on the ass.

Update: Video: Ezra on the hypocrisy of the CBC. Oh, and their 728 cars.


Anonymous said...

Great point...and the hypocrisy of the left continues...

paulsstuff said...

Great post. Send Kady the info and ask her opinion. If I remember right she was one of the cheerleaders in the Mulroney witch hunt

Bec said...

If they had nothing to hide, it's my opinion they'd open their books to show their fab money management.
Because they won't, clearly they are appearing defensive and that we, the tax payers (their employer) won't be impressed with their money management skills.

We do not care about seeing what they perceive as creativity, we want to see the BOOKS and as a reluctant investor, that's my right, imo.

Jen said...

There is no doubt in our minds none nada zilch, that the CBC ARE HIDING documents which they do want us to see. Even the NDP supports the CBC secrecy and not that they want more money given to CBC.

Something smells, and the NDPQ knows that so why not use them for their ownselves.

Alain said...

What a load of poppycock from the "lawyer". There is nothing in the constitution or charter that even suggest that a crown corporation has the same rights as a private citizen. A return to law school is in order.

wilson said...

Didn't we all ready go thru this 'documents' thing.....
the Speaker ruled 'Parliament is Supreme' and the documents must be released.

NDP walked out of committe over the Afghan detainee documents being released to Judges,
because "the public has a right to know" ...!
Now the same Dippers (Joe Comartin) flip flop.
The public has no right to know how our taxpayer money is being spent. Ha

Keeping Peter Mansbridge's salary secret is more important to the NDP/Libs than was keeping military secrets..... go figure, not ready for prime time, eh.

maryT said...

The longer the cbc delays, and the opposition wants the inquiry shut down, the more the public will wonder, what are they hiding. Could it be that in addition to caucus meetings they meet with cbc to decide what the story of the day will be, or get the questions to ask, or who is paying who off.
And the more reason Kenny will have to cut funding by millions of dollars.