CBC mum on harassment payouts 0
You may pay the bill for harassment complaints filed against the CBC by their employees, but the state broadcaster has decided taxpayers don't need to know how much money is being used to settle these complaints.
A request filed through the Access to Information system seeking the amount of money CBC paid out for harassment claims in the first six months of this year returned several pages of invoices - some completely blank - but no details on what was paid out.
The CBC, which is taxpayer funded to the tune of more than $1.1 billion per year, came under the Access to Information Act in 2007. Since then, they have received failing grades from the federal information commissioner for their handling of files.
Currently a committee of MPs is investigating the CBC's record on releasing documents to the public.
According to the files released on harassment, management at the state broadcaster settled at least one complaint for psychological harassment filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
The CBC claimed that the amount paid to settle the claim was confidential.