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CBC Ombudsman: Climate change and hurricanes
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Climate change and hurricanes

The complainant, Domenico Celli, thought CBC was deliberately lying when meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe pointed out some possible influence of climate change on hurricane Harvey. She was giving documented scientific information. She did not overstate the connection. COMPLAINT You objected to…
CBC Ombudsman: Controversy vs. Controversial
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Controversy vs. Controversial

President of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and spokesperson for a Christian school in Alberta, thought coverage of a dispute between the local school board and his school was biased.
CBC Ombudsman: Balancing a live phone-in. It’s not so simple.
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Balancing a live phone-in. It’s not so simple.

The complainant asked if there was censorship at work when he was told there were already Chris Alexander supporters on line when he called the Ontario Noon phone-in.
CBC Ombudsman: Pictures vs. Words
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Pictures vs. Words

The complainant had concerns about a bar graph in an article explaining how to follow election results on the CBC news site on B.C. election day.
CBC Ombudsman: Covering Syria
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Covering Syria

The complainant thought the Power & Politics treatment of events in Syria was too one-sided.
CBC Ombudsman: Fair Edits – What gets published has to reflect what happened
5 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Fair Edits – What gets published has to reflect what happened

The complainant was present in the House of Commons 35 years ago when a female MP got up to ask a question about violence against women.
CBC Ombudsman: Expert Advice
6 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Expert Advice

The complainant objected to a conversation with a British Columbia Civil Liberties lawyer on the question of electronic device searches at the U.S. border.

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CBC Ombudsman: As always, context is queen
6 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: As always, context is queen

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman The complainant, William Heavenor, was concerned about the qualifying phrase “even so” in a paragraph about the makeup of the federal firearms advisory committee. Its placement made him suspicious that the writer was implying that…
CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.
6 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman William McDowell, legal counsel to J.D. Irving Limited (JDI), wrote to complain about the Twitter activity of the provincial affairs correspondent in New Brunswick, Jacques Poitras. He was concerned that the activity on both the…
CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective
6 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Balance and Perspective

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman The Alberta Teachers’ Association released a toolkit for creating curriculum dealing with “sexual and minority genders.” The complainant, Greg Murphy, questioned the balance and fairness of an article about the handbook framed by the objections…