The CBC now has 144 corporate directors who make salaries of over six-figures annually, not including expenses and bonuses, according to Access to Information records obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter.
There are 45 executive directors in French-language services, 41 in English-language radio and television, 25 in technology and 10 in “legal services.”
The average director is earning $135,388 before expenses and bonuses.
On April 20, 2021, CBC sent a briefing note entitled, Funding Support For The CBC by the Department of Heritage that read, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of covering it put immense pressure on CBC’s workforce, operations, finances and systems.”
Susan Marjetti, who served as general manager of news at that time said, “extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.”
Although no details were provided, CBC records revealed that it offered up $156.3 million dollars in income raises during the pandemic, according to Access to Information records.
The Conservative party has vowed to defund the CBC.
“I am going to save a billion dollars defunding the CBC,” said Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, in an interview with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
“I think we need a market-driven media that benefits by subscriptions, advertising, sponsorships and donations rather than government subsidies.”