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CBC Ombudsman

CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews

The complainant, Laura Finsten, was appalled – as were many others – at a question put to a senior Israeli political figure regarding the number of Palestinians killed by the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Tough talk – confrontational interviews

CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil
2 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil

In April, a man driving a van deliberately ran into civilians on a stretch of Toronto’s Yonge Street.

The complainant, Mohamed Jiavdheen, objected to a tweet describing the driver, based… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Twitter Turmoil

CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today

The complainant, Marc Poitras, thought the host of Ontario Today behaved differently to the callers on the edition which focused on the Progressive Conservative party, during the recent provincial election.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Election balance on Ontario today

CBC Ombudsman: Polish perspective
3 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Polish perspective

The complainant, Bodgan Gawroński, objected to an interview with historian Jan Grabowski on CBC Radio programme Day 6. He thought it was biased and that Mr. Grabowski represented an extreme… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Polish perspective

CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance

The complainant, Ira Zbarsky, objected to a story covering pro and anti-Kinder Morgan pipeline demonstrations. He said they were framed as equal. Programmers agreed with his assessment shortly after the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Framing creates balance

CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper

The complainant, Christopher Budgell, wanted to know why Sunday Edition host Michael Enright was able to attend the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies’ week-long lecture series in Cambridge, England.… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Pay the piper

CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased

The complainant, Isi Erez, thought Carol Off showed her personal feelings through an angry interview with an Israeli politician. Tone is somewhat subjective – the interview was probing but I… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Tough, not biased

CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation

The complainant, Eric Wredenhagen, Registrar and CEO of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, thought an analysis piece regarding the deficiencies in reports about disciplinary actions from various… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Writing analysis: Conclusions require attribution and explanation

CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters
4 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters

The complainant, Adam Lewis, said that there was an error of fact in a piece about a Russian-owned, U.S.-based uranium mining company. There had been an ongoing controversy regarding the… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Precision matters

CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits
5 months ago

CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits

The complainant, Matt Whitman, is a Halifax city councillor. He did a phone interview in which he said he was never told he was being recorded, nor that the interview… Continue Reading CBC Ombudsman: Recording conversations – consent and its limits