Reviews

Correction of errors

The complaint involves the correction of errors that the complainant brought to CBC's attention. The first error took over a week to correct. Neither error was noted in a corrections and clarifications box on CBCNews.ca, violating CBC policy. ...

Headline about bid to move UN aviation agency

The complainant objected to a headline about Qatar's bid to move the International Civil Aviation Organization from Montreal to Doha. I found that the headline failed to capture the nuance. ...

A Universal Language

The complainant had concerns about the documentary A Universal Language. While there was no violation of policy, CBC should have included information about the funding of the comedy tour that was the subject of the documentary. ...

Going with a story not your own

The complainant questioned CBC reporting a story based on the work of the Toronto Star, which included some anonymous sources. I found the story was clear about which information was provided by the Star and which was confirmed by CBC. ...

Analysis vs opinion

This complaint raised questions about the point at which perspective and analysis in journalism becomes opinion; and about potential conflict of interest when reporters are sought out as speakers at events. ...

The third man

The complainant felt CBC had unfairly condemned Aaron Yoon in reports about the young Canadians who were involved in an attack on an Algerian gas plant. The scripts did not link Yoon to the attack on the plant. ...

Expert in B.C. police investigation

The complainant felt he was unfairly portrayed in stories about his work as a behavioural scientist in the case of the shooting of a citizen by a Vancouver police officer. There was no violation of CBC journalistic policy. ...

Justin Trudeau "Just watch me"

The complainant objected to the sub-headline, "Justin Trudeau tells Canada to 'just watch' him beat Prime Minister Stephen Harper." He said Trudeau "did not tell this to Canada..." There was no violation of CBC policy. Appropriate context was provided. ...

Essay about Republican Party

The complainant characterized Michael Enright's essay about the state of the Republican Party as a "rant" and said it lacked balance. I found that inflammatory language and some of Enright's observations detracted from the analysis. ...

U.S. President's visit to Israel

The complainant objected to what he felt were two instances of "misinformation" in reports about U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Israel. CBC corrected one error. There was no violation of policy in the second report. NOTE: The word "caught" ...

Video of injured Palestinian man

The complainant said a CBC Television report on The National was inaccurate in portraying an injured Palestinian because of subsequent video showing him seemingly uninjured. There was not a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Film critic

The complainant felt that Ottawa Morning's film critic was in a conflict of interest because he is also head of the Canadian Film Institute. Provided that his affiliation is identified, I see no impediment in using this reviewer. ...

Request to remove articles

As difficult as it sometimes is, CBC management made the right decision to leave a story online when asked to remove it. The review considers the issues involved. ...

Propos hors contexte d'un animateur (English translation follows)

Un animateur a-t-il pris par mégarde tout un peuple dans le même panier? Cette révision porte sur le fait de passer en ondes un commentaire tiré de son contexte. ...

Ocean fertilization project

The Chair of the Board of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation complained that As It Happens' coverage of his company's project on ocean fertilization was biased and full of inaccuracies. The coverage met all standards. ...

Tamil refugee claimant

The complainant felt that a series of interviews about a Tamil refugee claimant who faced deportation was evidence that CBC only talks to people in favour of immigration. There was no violation of CBC policy. ...

Canadians' attitudes about scientists

The complainant objected to comments made by the host of the Lang & O'Leary Exchange about climate change during a discussion about a poll measuring Canadians' attitudes about scientists. There was no violation of CBC policy. ...

Changes made to headline

The complainant felt that changes made to a headline in a cbcnews.ca story should have been documented. This is not a requirement of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Golden Dawn party

The complainant thought a story about the Greek Golden Dawn party setting up in Montreal was biased and unfair. The review finds the representation of the party and its beliefs was fair and adequately represented. The complaint was unfounded. ...

Canada-China investment treaty

The complainant felt CBC's coverage of an investment treaty with China was inadequate. The review found it fair and balanced. How much is enough is up to programmers. ...

Documentary about counterfeiting

A complaint of cultural stereotyping in a documentary exploring the global scope of counterfeiting. The documentary focuses on the major producer, China and in trying to understand why there, uses some language that is questionable. ...

Request for revision of online story

The complainant was the subject of a 1999 online story whose lingering inaccuracy he said was hurting his reputation. Journalistic policy was not violated, but there is an option for CBC News to revisit the story. ...

Column on American economy

The complainant argued there were factual and fairness problems with a CBC.ca column on the American economy. I concluded there was no violation of policy. ...

Swiss Air 111 documentary

The complainant found a fifth estate documentary on the causes of the crash of Swiss Air 111 sensational, and unnecessarily painful for the victims' families. The review finds the journalistic purpose and tone more than met standards. ...

Scrooge as economic hero

The complainant thought a cbcnews.ca article featuring defenders of Dickens character Scrooge's miserly image showed a "pro-corporate bias" and should have had contrary views. But one article is not the measure of imbalance. ...

Hoax call to hospital

Should News Network have run any of the hoax call to the London hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for morning sickness? The complainant thinks not. The decision to run was consistent with CBC policy despite privacy considerations. ...

Remarks about Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy

The complainant objected to comments about the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy which he felt were offensive and insulting. The remarks pushed the boundary of taste, but were quickly stopped when the co-host of the program intervened. ...

Thermography

The manager of a clinic in St. John's strongly objected to the representation of her facility on the thermography service it provided in a series of investigative reports from CBC St. John's. The review upholds the news team's work. ...

Interview with economist Laurence Kotlikoff

The complainant strongly objected to an interview with economist Laurence Kotlikoff because he thinks his views on U.S. debt are unfounded. The review finds that it is acceptable to present a range of views even if some may be controversial. ...

Comedy in information programming

This complaint was about a comedy sketch that followed a segment related to home schooling in Alberta. The complainant found it offensive and biased. The review considers the role of comedy in news and information programming. ...

Interview with Reverend Jim Wallis

The complainant said a segment on CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition demonstrated bias in favour of immigration. I did not conclude there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Women in the military

The complainant asserted bias in an interview segment on CBC Radio's The Current. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

The New Great Game

The complaint involved the accuracy, fairness and impartiality of the second part of a three-part documentary that appeared on CBC Television's The National. I did not find a violation of journalistic policy. ...

Gaza violence

The complaint involved a CBC Television report on Gaza violence and concerns there was insufficient background and context. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Alcohol served to underage teens

The complaint involved a CBC.ca report that featured minors purchasing alcohol underage at Vancouver restaurants. There was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Conflict in Gaza

The complaint involved CBC's coverage of the violence in the Gaza. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Anti-abortion activist

The complaint involved the accuracy of a CBC.ca report on an anti-abortion activist to whom a Queen's Jubilee Medal was awarded. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Electronic cigarettes

The complaint involved the accuracy of a statement in a CBC Montreal television report that said it was illegal to sell electronic cigarettes with nicotine. I found a mild violation of policy. ...

Interviews about Omar Khadr

The complainant asserted CBC Radio's As It Happens was not balanced in its October 1 edition in its coverage of Omar Khadr's return to Canada. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Interview about Komagata Maru

The complainant asserted that an interview on CBC.ca and CBC Radio's North by Northwest was imbalanced and biased. While there was no violation of policy, I concluded there was room for improvement. ...

Graphic content

The complainant asserted that two CBC Radio reports did not adequately deal with sensitive and graphic content. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Wind turbines

The complainants felt that a CBC Radio program October 21, 2012 on wind turbines was unfair and lacked balance. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Federal prison chaplain cuts

The complaint involved the accuracy of a quote attributed to a government representative in a CBC.ca story on cuts to prison chaplain services. CBC News acknowledged the error and corrected the quote, but there was a violation of policy. ...

Radio series about economics

The complainant argued that the CBC Radio series, The Invisible Hand, was neither fair nor balanced. I concluded it satisfied CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices and there was no policy violation. ...

Coverage of gays and lesbians

The complaint involved coverage of an attack on a student and criticism of the Edmonton Pride Festival. There was room for improvement in content about the attack and a policy violation in the festival coverage. ...

Coverage of CBC host's book

The complaint involved CBC Radio and CBC.ca coverage of a book by CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The complainant said these appearances violated journalistic policy as a conflict of interest, but I did not conclude they did. ...

Eastwood speech at convention

The complaint involved the description of a speech at the Republican National Committee convention. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Personal connection to story

The complainant asserted the interviewer did not conform to CBC journalistic policy on conflicts of interest when she interviewed someone she knew. I did not find a violation of policy, but there was room for improvement. ...

Misidentification of a minor

The complaint involved the wrongful identification of someone involved in an altercation and concerns about his vulnerability as a minor. CBC acknowledged a policy violation in the error but did not otherwise violate policy. ...

News "tease"

The complainant objected to the technique involved in promoting a story to come on CBC Television's The National. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

CBC.ca blog post on government assistance

The complaint involved a CBC.ca blog post on government assistance. It did not include the viewpoint of the post's subject, a violation of journalistic standards that call for even-handed treatment of individuals and organizations. ...

Noting changes to content

The complaint involved a news agency story distributed and later augmented by CBC.ca. The story was not inaccurate, but I found a minor violation of journalistic policy when the audience was not alerted to clarifications in the content. ...

Television report on Syrian non-intervention

The complainant asserted that a CBC Television report on The National suggested a connection between Israeli geopolitics and international non-intervention in Syrian strife. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Request to correct or unpublish allergen alert

The complainant questioned the fairness of a 2010 CBC.ca story about an allergy alert on baked goods and included a request to "unpublish" it. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Review of documentary on asbestos

The complainant asserted that a CBC Television documentary on asbestos was biased and inaccurate. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Non-coverage of certain events in the Middle East

The complaint involved the non-coverage of certain events in the Middle East and concerns that this constituted bias. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices policy. ...

Contenu diffusé sur CBC TV pas affiché en ligne par la suite (English translation follows)

Du contenu diffusé sur les ondes de CBC Television à la suite d'un reportage sur le conflit étudiant au Québec n'a pas été affiché en ligne par la suite. Le plaignant estime que le réseau a fait montre de partialité, ...

Gun control

The complainant said a segment on gun control on the CBC Radio Ottawa program, Ontario Today, was biased. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

High school bullying

The review involved a complaint about CBC Radio New Brunswick segments on high school bullying. There was room for improvement on a minor issue, but no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices on the major issues. ...

Stroumboulopoulos on financing of environmental groups

The complainant asserted remarks on CBC Television's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight indicated bias and shielded a conflict of interest. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Graphic images

The complaint involved graphic images in a CBC Television report on The National on the imminent Mexican election. I found a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices because no audience warning was provided. ...

The term "hackers"

The complaint involved the use of the term "hackers" in a CBC.ca story to describe those who had illegally penetrated a computer network. Although the term has different applications, I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and ...

Graphic images

The complaint involved the depiction of graphic images on CBC Television's The National. CBC did not violate its journalistic policy but could have done more to alert viewers to the material they would see. ...

Greek national election

The complainant asserted remarks on CBC Radio about the Greek national election suggested bias. CBC News acknowledged a violation of policy and said the remarks could have been better phrased. ...

Mitt Romney's views

The complainant said a CBC.ca article that Mitt Romney had changed his view on gay marriage was inaccurate. His complaint was upheld and there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices ...

20th anniversary of siege of Sarajevo

The complaint questioned the balance of a series of episodes on CBC Radio's As It Happens on the siege of Sarajevo, 20 years later. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Government cuts and water safety

The complaint questioned the accuracy of comments on the CBC News Network program, Power & Politics, about the impact of government cuts on water safety. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Scent sensitivities

The complainant said CBC.ca did not sufficiently explain the more serious health consequences of scent sensitivity in two stories. I did not conclude there had been a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Language concerning rally participants

The complainant objected to the use of the terms pro-choice and anti-abortion in describing opponents in the debate on abortion rights. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Male victims of domestic violence

In the review of a CBC.ca story on attitudes toward male victims of domestic violence, CBC acknowledged an error in describing the complainant's role, thus a violation of its standards and practices. The story was otherwise fair and accurate. ...

Attacks in Israel/Gaza Strip border region

The complaint involves a concern that only Israeli military attacks were reported in recent episodes of violence in the Israel/Gaza Strip border region. I concluded there was proportional coverage and no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Public service cuts

The complaint questions the accuracy of a CBC.ca report speculating about public service cuts that were due shortly in the federal budget. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Statement on journalist's Twitter account

The complaint involves a statement on a CBC journalist's Twitter account about gun ownership by Israelis. There was an inaccuracy in the statement, meaning a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Reports about federal Conservative government

The complaint cited reports on proposed legislation, on allegations of voting irregularities, and coverage of an MP as indications of bias against the Conservative government. I did not find violations of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Report about government support of Canadian banks

The review concerns the accuracy and fairness of an online story about government support of Canadian banks. While there was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices, there was room for improvement to provide background to the story. ...

Alleged voting irregularities

The review follows a complaint that a CBC Television report was unfair in describing alleged voting irregularities in the 2011 federal election. I did not find a violation of policy but that the description could have been better worded. ...

Amnesty International report on capital punishment

The review follows a public complaint about reports on CBC Radio and CBC.ca about an Amnesty International report on capital punishment worldwide. While there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices, CBC corrected the online error. ...

'Robocalls' to voters in 2011 federal election campaign

The review follows a complaint that a CBC Radio report March 16 on so-called "robocalls" to voters in the 2011 federal election campaign contained inaccurate information. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

US military prison at Guantanamo Bay

This review follows a public complaint about the non-inclusion of information in a CBC Toronto interview segment last January on the Metro Morning radio program. I did not find there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Political characterization of organizations

The review concerns a complaint about the description of a think-tank as one that "leans sharply to the left." CBC News acknowledged a violation of its journalistic practice and committed to remind its staff about its policy. ...

Opinion piece by Stockwell Day

The review involves a complaint about a CBC.ca opinion piece by Stockwell Day on the focus by the Occupy movement on the income gap between rich and poor. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Coverage of Mexico

This review follows a complaint that CBC Television and CBC.ca reports on violent attacks this winter on Canadian tourists in Mexico were biased and unfair. I did not find a policy violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Video evidence from trial for murder of police officer

The review follows a complaint about a CBC Ottawa television and online report featuring video provided as evidence in a trial for the murder of a police officer. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Article on 'toxic' health hazards of sugar

The review concerns a public complaint about a CBC.ca headline and article involving an American medical commentary in the journal Nature on the "toxic" health hazards of sugar. There was no policy violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Report on coyote attack on child

This review follows a public complaint that a CBC Radio report described a coyote that bit an eight-year-old Ontario girl as a "beast." I did not find there was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Gaza flotilla incident

The review follows a complaint that a CBC.ca report November 14, 2011 was unfair in describing events aboard a Canadian-owned ship that was part of a flotilla heading for the Gaza. There was no violation of journalistic policy. ...

Shafia trial

The complaint involves CBC.ca coverage of the murder trials of Mohammad Shafia, Tooba Mohammad Yahya and Hamed Mohammed Shafia. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices, although there was room for improvement. ...

Tanning beds

The review follows a complaint that inaccurate information was presented in a CBC Television report February 3, 2012 on The National involving federal guidelines for tanning beds. The review found a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Identification of guest commentator

This review involves a complaint that CBC News Network inappropriately presented a guest commentator whose views lacked credibility and that CBC misidentified his status. The misidentification violated policy, but the segment was otherwise within CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Labour dispute

The review concerns a segment February 5 on CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition about a labour dispute and a complaint that an interview lacked balance and fairness. I concluded there was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Robotics competition

The review concerns a complaint about inaccuracy and the narrow focus in a CBC Radio Ottawa item on a robotics competition. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices, but there was room for improvement. ...

Offensive language

This review arises from the use of language that offended a listener of CBC Radio. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices, although I noted the importance of exercising restraint in broadcast. ...

Pursuit of the right to die

This review involved a complaint that a CBC.ca feature on the pursuit of the right to die was biased in favour of one perspective and used terms that were not accurate. There were no violations of CBC Journalistic Standards and ...

MV Mavi Marmara video

This review involves a complaint that CBC News did not use a relevant video chronicling the Israeli attack on the MV Mavi Marmara during the flotilla to the Gaza in 2010. I did not find a violation of policy. ...

Political analysis of Giffords shooting

This review concerns a CBC Television report on The National following the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords of the U.S. Congress. There was an error in the report, but correct information was subsequently presented. Its analytical thrust was within policy. ...

Interview with Nur Chowdhury

This review involves a public complaint about the content and tone of an interview February 28, 2011 with Nur Chowdhury on CBC Radio's The Current. I did not find a violation of policy under CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Elections Act charges

This review follows a public complaint about a CBC Television live and unscripted report February 24, 2011 on The National concerning Elections Act charges against the federal Conservative Party. There was a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Canadian anti-drug laws

This review follows a complaint about a segment December 22, 2011 on CBC Radio British Columbia's Early Edition involving a call for the reform of anti-drug laws in Canada. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Conflict of interest

This review concerns a public complaint of a conflict of interest involving Stephen Smart, a legislative reporter for CBC British Columbia whose wife is employed in the premier's office. I found a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Changes to Tim Horton's

The review involves concerns that stories on CBC.ca of changes to the menu and ambience of the Tim Horton's restaurant chain in Canada were advertisements posing as news. I found no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Unpublishing

The review concerns a request for CBC.ca to take a story off its website. While there was no violation of Journalistic Standards and Practices, I concluded CBC needs to address this issue in a larger way. ...

Iranian nuclear program

This review involves a CBC.ca analysis November 21 on the Iranian nuclear program following a report of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the independent intergovernmental forum on nuclear energy. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

International climate change conference

The review involves a complaint about a segment November 26, 2011 on CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks program on the impending international climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. There was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Reports about 9-1-1 calls made by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

This review involves complaints about television, radio and online reports October 27 about 9-1-1 distress calls by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Although there remain unanswered questions about the story, I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and ...

Scout's Honour

The complainant said a documentary on CBC Television's the fifth estate did not sufficiently differentiate Boy Scouts of America and Scouts Canada. The review concluded there was no violation of journalistic policy, but found room for improvement. ...

Essay about impact of 9/11 on Middle East politics

This review concerns a CBC.ca essay on Middle East politics by CBC's Senior Washington correspondent. It found the essay fair but agreed with CBC News and the complainant it could have been labeled as "analysis" for the reader's benefit. ...

Impending flotilla into Gaza Strip

This involved a complaint about a CBC Television report on an impending flotilla into the Gaza Strip. The review found that while the piece might have benefited from more background, it did not violate CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Interview with flotilla participant

This complaint arose from a June 24 segment on CBC Radio's Information Morning Nova Scotia about Israel and pending Canadian involvement in a Gaza Strip aid flotilla. The review found a policy violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Article about United Nations tribunal into killing of Lebanese PM

A complaint about information concerning the Mossad in a CBC.ca analysis questioning the ineffectiveness of a United Nations tribunal into the killing of the Lebanese prime minister. I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Commentaries on The Fisheries Broadcast

A complaint that the public input segment on CBC Radio Newfoundland and Labrador's The Fisheries Broadcast was no longer using the complainant's commentary, and about remarks by its host. The review found no CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices violation. ...

Headlines on two CBC.ca stories

This review concerns a public complaint about two headlines on CBC.ca stories October 18 and October 30, 2011. The complainant asserts the headlines betray bias. The finding is that there was no violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. ...

Graphic content

Review: Graphic audio clip of 911 call in CBC Radio news story ...

Liberation Treatment

Review: Report about the Liberation Treatment for multiple sclerosis ...

Yarmouth

Review: Profile of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, ten years after 9/11 ...

Unions

Review: Discussion about unions on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange ...

"One-state solution"

Review: Interviews about the concept of a one-state solution to help resolve issues in the Middle East ...

Asbestos

Review: Proposed reopening of asbestos mine in Quebec ...

Interviews about the DSM

Review: Interviews about the effort to update the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ...

Disturbing images

Review: Images of Michael Jackson presented at the trial of his physician ...

Identification of interviewees

Review: Identification of an interviewee as a "labour analyst" ...

Hockey Night in Canada

Review: Remarks made on Hockey Night in Canada during a discussion about fighting in the NHL ...

Palestinian bid for statehood

Review: Interviews on The Current about the proposal to grant Palestinian statehood ...

Treatment of guest

Review: Name-calling by business program co-host during interview ...

Images of human brain

Review: Imagery used to promote The National's special report on brain research ...

Soccer dispute

Review: Dispute between Canadian women's soccer team and Canadian Soccer Association ...

U.K. riots

Review: Guest wasn't challenged in discussion about U.K. riots ...

Anonymous letter

Review: An anonymous letter that was read aloud on CBC Radio's Mainstreet ...

Oil sands documentary

Review: The Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands ...

G20 summit

Review: A look back at the police response to demonstrations during the G20 summit ...

Handling of errors

Review: Six-Day War segment ...

Television report on hydro-fracking

Review of complaint about accuracy and fairness of CBC New Brunswick television report on citizens' group policy. ...

Television banner content

Review of superimposed description on The Lang & O'Leary Exchange. ...

Anders Behring Breivik

Review: Characterization of alleged mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik as a "Christian fundamentalist" ...

Alice Walker

Review: Anna Maria Tremonti's interview with author/activist Alice Walker ...

Lack of coverage

Review: Lack of coverage of Bilderberg meeting ...

Vancouver riot

Review: Interview about riot in Vancouver after Stanley Cup final game ...

Conflict of interest

Review: Complaint about conflict of interest during federal election campaign ...

Auditor General's leaked draft report

Review: CBC report about a leaked draft report by the Auditor General on G20 expenditures ...

Updating

Review: Updating of CBC News reports ...

Osama bin Laden

Review: Responsibility for attacks of September 11, 2001 ...

Vote Compass

Review: Vote Compass survey during federal election campaign ...

Conservative political rally

Review: Questions at Conservative political rally during federal election campaign ...

March for Life rally

Review: Coverage of the March for Life rally in Ottawa ...

Harsh language

Review: Use of harsh language of the business world ...

Coalition issue

Review: Analysis of coalition issue during federal election campaign ...

Report from Libya

Review: Reference to Israel in report from Libya ...

Election Reality Check

Review: Reality Check on whether opposition parties were forcing the election ...

Coverage of Prime Minister

Review: The quality of prime ministerial coverage ...

Government loan to cookware manufacturer

Review: Report about PEI government loan to local cookware manufacturer ...

Nuclear safety

Review: Quirks & Quarks interview about nuclear safety ...

Beauty pageant organizer

Review: Report about a complaint made about a beauty pageant organizer ...

Homeopathy

Review: Marketplace program about homeopathy ...

Sexual assault case

Review: Reporting of military background of doctor accused of sexual assault ...

Wolfe Island wind energy project

Review: The Current's documentary about a wind energy project on Wolfe Island ...

"Exclusive" news reports

Review: Use of the term "exclusive" in describing CBC news reports ...

UN Security Council

Review: Reports about Canada's unsuccessful bid for a seat on the UN Security Council ...

Privacy in the digital age

Review: Discussion on The Sunday Edition about privacy in the digital age ...

Moving companies

Review: Complaint from a moving company about CBC reports on practices by the Better Business Bureau to rate moving companies ...

Correction of error

Review: Correction of error about Conservative Party bloggers ...

Artist as arts reporter

Review: Potential conflict of interest in use of artist as arts reporter ...

Use of the word "terrorist"

Review: The terms used to describe those in violent conflict ...

2007 Venezuelan referendum

Review: Radio reports about 2007 Venezuelan referendum campaign and vote ...

Kevin O'Leary

Review: Three complaints about Kevin O'Leary, co-host of The Lang & O'Leary Exchange ...

Proving Causality in Cancer

Review: Proving Causality in Cancer (The Current, January 3, 2011) ...

Income trust issue

Review: Coverage of the income trust issue by CBC News ...

Point-of-view documentaries

Review: Complaint from Mike Fegelman, Executive Director, HonestReporting Canada, about the documentary Budrus: The Village that Didn't Give Up ...

Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter

Review: Fifth Estate documentary, Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter ...

Story headline

Review: Complainant asserted story did not support headline ...

Green Party of Nova Scotia

Review: Coverage of the Green Party of Nova Scotia, 2009 provincial election ...

The Lies That Led To War

Review: The Fifth Estate report The Lies That Led To War ...

Rape conviction of former Israeli president

Review: CBC Radio reports about rape conviction of former Israeli president Moshe Katsav ...

Israeli air raid on ships bound for Gaza

Review: CBC Radio reports on Israeli air raid on ships bound for Gaza ...

Disrespectful language

Review: Use of the term "Indian giver" ...

Oil sands tailings pond

Review: Reports about the environmental condition of an oil sands tailings pond ...

Handling of erroneous remarks

Review: The handling of erroneous remarks on Power & Politics ...

Middle East peace talks

Review: Report about Middle East peace talks, August 2010 ...

Health warning labels on cigarette packages

Review: Complaint from Dimitri Soudas, Director of Communications, Office of the Prime Minister, about a report on The National concerning health warning labels on cigarette packages ...

Remembrance Day

Review: Comments made during CBC's Remembrance Day program ...

"Betrayal"

Review: "Betrayal" - Linden MacIntyre's personal essay on childhood abuse victims in Nova Scotia ...

Public forum on Canada and Aboriginal People

Review: The Sunday Edition's public forum, "Canada and the Aboriginal People: Can We Finally Get It Right?" ...

Wendy Cukier

Review: Appearance of Wendy Cukier in interview about federal hiring policies ...

Report on a New Brunswick workplace

Review: Complaint from Ed Hennessey of Safety First - SFC Ltd. about a CBC report on a New Brunswick workplace ...

U.S. mid-term elections

Review: Comments made during interview about U.S. mid-term elections ...

Turkish-Armenian relations

Review: Complaint from Mr. Shahen Mirakian, Chair, Armenian National Committee of Toronto ...

Accuracy issues

Review: Complaint from Alan Markwart, Senior Executive Director, Provincial Services, British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development ...

Homemade organic pesticide recipes

Review: Safety concerns about article on homemade organic pesticide recipes ...

Sexually explicit photos of Manitoba judge

Review: CBC coverage of publication on the internet of sexually explicit photos of a Manitoba judge ...

Israeli blockade

Review: Report by Nahlah Ayed about Israel allowing some previously banned items into Gaza ...

Vatican announcement

Review: Report about an announcement from the Vatican which included new language concerning the ordination of women ...

G20 demonstrations

Review: Coverage of demonstrations in Toronto at the G20 gathering of world leaders ...

Michael Jackson documentary

Review: The documentary Michael Jackson - What Really Happened ...

"Sex Crimes & The Vatican"

Review: The documentary "Sex Crimes & The Vatican" amounted to an attack on the Catholic Church ...

"Manipulation by omission"

Review: Failure to carry stories involving the Middle East political climate constituted "manipulation by omission" ...

International travel by Members of Parliament

Review: Report on The National about international travel by Members of Parliament ...

Nutritional health of Palestinian children

Review: Online article, "Some Palestinian kids malnourished: Lancet" overstated an "unremarkable" situation and should have put the data in context ...

"Refusal" to allow Jewish-Israeli voices to be heard

Review: "Refusal" to allow Jewish-Israeli voices to be heard in a report about the "third way" to establishing a Palestinian state ...

The new journalism and the G20

Review: Complaint from Jesse Rosenfeld, who was featured in Ira Basen's column, The new journalism and the G20 ...

Attack on the Mavi Marmara

Review: Radio reports about the Israeli attack on the ship Mavi Marmara ...

Attack on the Mavi Marmara

Review: Coverage of the Israeli attack on the ship Mavi Marmara ...

Documentary about CSIS

Review: The National's documentary about the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) (Complaint from Canada Association for the Learning and Preserving of WWII History in Asia) ...

Scheduling change

Review: Cancellation of scheduled appearance by former US Attorney General Ramsay Clark on Alberta@Noon ...

Infant mortality rate in Gaza

Review: The National's assertion that the infant mortality rate in Gaza is among the highest in the world ...

Language used to describe parliamentarians

Review: Language used to describe parliamentarians and parliamentary activities ...

Resignation of White House correspondent Helen Thomas

Review: Interview about the resignation of veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas ...

Possible involvement of NRA in long-gun registry debate

Review: Report about possible involvement of the National Rifle Association in the debate over the long-gun registry ...

Interviews with Marci McDonald

Review: Interviews with Marci McDonald, author of The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada ...

Attack on the Mavi Marmara

Review: Treatment on As It Happens of the attack on the ship Mavi Marmara by Israeli forces ...

Marketplace: Home inspectors and former marijuana grow-ops

Review: Complaint from Aubrey LeBlanc, Chief Operating Officer, Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, about a report on Marketplace concerning home inspectors missing signs of former marijuana grow-ops ...

The word "gunman"

Review: Use of the word "gunman" ...

Mining development in the Ring of Fire

Review: Report about mining development in the Ring of Fire in northwestern Ontario ...

Neil Macdonald on Israeli-US relations

Review: Complaint from Mike Fegelman, Executive Director, HonestReporting Canada, about a column and a report by Neil Macdonald concerning Israeli-US relations ...

Allegations of mistreatment of Afghan detainees

Review: Reports about allegations of mistreatment of prisoners transferred to Afghan authorities ...

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall

Review: Coverage of visit of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall ...

Selection of stories; over-familiarity with guests

Review: Possible personal gain in selection of stories and interview subjects; and over-familiarity with guests ...

Interview with General Walter Natynczyk

Review: Susan Ormiston's interview with General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff ...

Rex Murphy on "Climategate"

Review: Rex Murphy's commentary about the "Climategate" affair ...

Nova Scotia Auditor General's report

Review: Reports about the Nova Scotia Auditor General's report concerning the appropriateness of expenditures by MLAs ...

Climate Change Conference

Review: Young Canadians at Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen ...

Middle East reports by Margaret Evans

Review: Complaint from Mike Fegelman, Executive Director, HonestReporting Canada, about reports by Margaret Evans concerning events in Israel and Gaza ...

Climate change "deniers"

Review: Use of the term "deniers" in reports about climate change ...

Inappropriate visuals

Review: Visuals accompanying interview with Saskatchewan Environment Minister ...

"Pedigree Dogs Exposed"

Review: Passionate Eye documentary "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" ...

Frank Graves on a possible strategy for the Liberal Party

Complaints about comments made by Frank Graves, President of EKOS Research, about a possible strategy for the Liberal Party. ...

Refugees

Review: Discussion about refugees on The Current, October 2009 ...

Irris Makler article

Review: Irris Makler article, "Is Netanyahu's promised moratorium coming undone?" ...

Thunder Bay court case

CBC Radio report about a disturbing Thunder Bay criminal court case. ...

"Unfunny" remarks

Review: "Unfunny" remarks made by host of CBC Edmonton's Radio Active ...

Conservative Party flyers

Review: "Conservative Flyer Anti-Semitic?" -- phrase across the bottom of the screen during Power & Politics panel discussion about the mailing of Conservative Party flyers ...

Presentation of new colours to regiment

Review: Error in report about presentation of new colours to a Canadian regiment by HRH the Prince of Wales ...

National Hockey League Players Association

Review: Reports by Tim Wharnsby about the National Hockey League Players Association ...

"Broken Heroes"

Review: The Fifth Estate's "Broken Heroes" - an examination of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Operational Stress Injury (OSI) within the Canadian military ...

Israeli field hospital in Haiti

Review: Lack of coverage of the Israeli field hospital in Haiti ...

H1N1 outbreak

Review: Report about the H1N1 outbreak ...

Comment about Danny Williams

Review: Complaint from The Hon. Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador ...

Alleged war crimes during Gaza incursion

Review: Complaint from Paul Michaels, Director of Communications, Canada-Israel Committee, about treatment of the issues of alleged war crimes during the Gaza incursion on As It Happens ...

Immigrant and refugee issues

Review: Balance in treatment of immigrant and refugee issues on The Current, October 2009 ...

"Climategate"

Review: Delayed coverage of "Climategate" ...

"How Not to Buy a Puppy"

Review: Complaint from John Jules, President & CEO of PJ's Pets, about Marketplace's report, "How Not to Buy a Puppy" ...

Iranian President's remark calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map"

Review: Controversy surrounding Iranian President's remark calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map" ...

Video clip of rifle

Review: Video clip of a semi-automatic rifle in a report about a bill to eliminate the long-gun registry ...

Flu "a little bit like terrorism"

Review: Anchor's comment about the flu being "a little bit like terrorism" ...

Triennial gathering of United Church of Canada

Review: Report about resolutions discussed at the triennial gathering of the United Church of Canada ...

Demonstrations near Israel-Gaza border

Review: Report about two demonstrations near the border between Israel and Gaza ...

Bicycle accident

Review: Coverage of tragic bike accident by CBC St. John's ...

Economic news

Review: Reporting of economic news ...

Herbal remedies for flu symptoms

Review: Report about the use of herbal remedies for flu symptoms ...

ReVision Quest

Review: CBC Radio's ReVision Quest "overtly racist" ...

News judgment

Review: News judgment in treatment of two stories ...

March for Life

Review: Lack of coverage of the March for Life in Ottawa ...

Juxtaposition of items about discrimination

Review: Juxtaposition of two items about discrimination on Information Morning, Halifax ...

Olympic Games protesters

Review: Interview about Olympic Games protesters ...

"Pro-Israel lobby"

Review: Mention of "pro-Israel lobby" in a listener's letter ...

"Tar baby"

Review: Use of the phrase "tar baby" ...

Video of dead body

Review: Video showing a dead body ...

Abortion issues

Review: Coverage of abortion issues by CBC New Brunswick ...

Polling data in CBC News programming

Review: The use of polling data in CBC News programming ...

Middle East

Review: Two complaints about coverage of events in the Middle East ...

Former U.S. President George Bush in Calgary

Review: Coverage of demonstrations in Calgary marking the arrival of former U.S. President George W. Bush ...

"Wipe Israel off the map" translation controversy

Review: Report about Israel and Iran, and the "wipe Israel off the map" translation controversy ...

Left wing/right wing identification

Review: Identification of organizations as "left wing" or "right wing" ...

Domestic violence

Review: "Gender bias issue" in reporting about violence against women ...

"Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza"

Review: "Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza" (The Sunday Edition, May 3, 2009) ...

"The Lady Vanishes"

Review: "The Lady Vanishes" (The Fifth Estate, November 2007) ...

Use of the term "Swine Flu"

Review: CBC's use of the term "swine flu" to describe the pandemic, rather than "H1N1". ...

Armenian-American author Peter Balakian

Review: Interview with Armenian-American author Peter Balakian on The Current. ...

Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Review: Complaint from Dr. Xia Cheng, Director, Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine ...

Marketplace on Reader's Digest's Sweepstakes

Review: Complaint about Marketplace's program about the Sweepstakes component of Reader's Digest's marketing efforts ...

"Batteries Not Included"

Review: Complaint about Marketplace's "Batteries Not Included" program ...

Satirical commentary on arts funding

Review: Mary Walsh as Marg Delahunty mocked Stephen Harper in a satirical commentary on arts funding during the federal election campaign ...

Ice coverage

Review: Statement on The National that in 2008 "ice coverage shrank to the second-lowest level since experts started tracking it" ...

Bicycle thief

Review: Interview with thief in The National's report about bicycle thefts in Vancouver ...

Stéphane Dion interview

Review: The National's report about Liberal leader Stéphane Dion's difficult interview with CTV in Halifax ...

Obama inaugural address

Review: Reference to the Bush administration in a report about the inaugural address of Barak Obama as President of the United States ...

Federal budget

Review: CBCNews.ca article about the federal budget and the government's commitment to a reduction in greenhouse gases ...

Interviews about re-branding Israel

Review: Interviews on The Current about re-branding Israel ...

Treatment of horses at slaughterhouse

Review: Report involving the care and treatment of horses at the slaughterhouse, Natural Valley Farms ...

Red Cross workers "targeted"

Review: Reference to Red Cross workers being "targeted" in Newsworld interview with Al Jazeera reporter ...

Michael Enright on cigarette sales

Review: Michael Enright's essay about cigarette sales in Ontario ...

Conflict in Gaza

Review: "Biased" coverage of conflict in Gaza, December 2008-January 2009 ...

Resolution debated at Conservative Party policy convention

Review: Coverage of a resolution debated at the Conservative Party of Canada policy convention; description of the resolution as "moving the party to the right" ...

Federal election campaign

Review: Lack of balance in Radio News coverage of federal election campaign ...

David Frum on The Current

Review: The use of David Frum as a fill-in host of The Current. ...

Weather presenter made fun of Sarah Palin

Review: CBC News Morning weather presenter made fun of Sarah Palin ...

"Reality Check" about some federal election candidates

Review: "Reality Check" about candidates in the federal election campaign who appeared to question the official explanation for the 9-11 attacks in the United States ...

"Smoke" vs "vapour"

Review: "Smoke" vs "vapour" in the description of a vapourizer in a Vancouver café that caters to marijuana users ...

Use of the word "hijacked"

Review: Use of the word "hijacked" in a program about the Churchill Falls hydro-electric project on Land and Sea ...

Reference to essay about "white privilege"

Review: Radio host's reference to an essay about "white privilege" by Tim Wise, author of "White Like Me" ...

PEI's Egmont riding

Review: Statement that PEI's Egmont riding was "considered one of the safest Liberal seats in the country" ...

East coast seal hunt

Review: Feature story about the east coast seal hunt ...

Interview with Minister of Children and Youth Services

Review: Interview with Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services about anti-poverty meetings ...

Abrupt termination of Prime Minister's remarks

Review: Abrupt termination of the broadcast of the Prime Minister speaking from outside Rideau Hall after announcing the prorogation of Parliament on Dec. 4, 2008 ...

"The attention-deficit excuse"

Review: Robert Smol's "Viewpoint" article, "The attention-deficit excuse" ...

Conflict in Georgia

Review: Report on The National from Georgia about the conflict between Russia and Georgia ...

At Issue panel

Review: "Biased nature" of The National's At Issue panel ...

Quirks & Quarks interview about "Shock Therapy"

Review: Quirks & Quarks interview with Dr. Edward Shorter concerning his book, "Shock Therapy," about the history of Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT) ...

Apartment rental discrimination

Review: Reports about a single mother who said she was refused an opportunity to rent an apartment because she had a baby ...

Protest against electro-convulsive therapy

Review: Protest on Parliament Hill against electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) (From Director, International Campaign to Ban Electroshock) ...

Protest against electro-convulsive therapy

Review: Protest on Parliament Hill against electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) (From Executive Director, Mind Freedom International) ...

Canadian protester deported from Israel

Review: Report about the arrest and deportation from Israel of a Canadian protester ...

Argentinian soy industry

Review: Report about a leading family in the Argentinian soy industry pandered to "negative Jewish stereotypes" ...

Reports about cutting of trees in Toronto park

Review: City of Toronto Councillor Cliff Jenkins felt reports about the cutting of trees in a park damaged his reputation ...

Practicing law without a license

Review: Report about the legal troubles of a woman practicing law without a license ...

"Sissies"

Review: Use of the word "sissies" ...

Federal election campaign

Review: Inappropriate choice of interviewee during federal election campaign; and reference to Margaret Atwood amounted to endorsement of her views ...

Reflection on Hinduism

Review: Reflection on Hinduism by Rod Banerjee ...

White Coat, Black Art

Review: White Coat, Black Art introductory blog for program about nurses ...

Web-based election campaigning

Review: Story about possible manipulation of web-based election campaigning ...

"Opinion"

Review: "Opinion" should have been labeled as such or not included in report ...

Alleged sharing of questions with the Opposition

Review of complaints about a reporter supposedly feeding questions to a member or members of the Liberal Party. ...

Neil Macdonald on Sarah Palin

Review of complaints about Neil Macdonald's report on Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin (The National, September 2, 2008). ...

Heather Mallick on Sarah Palin

Review of complaints about Heather Mallick's column entitled "A Mighty Wind Blows Through the Republican Convention". ...

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