Apparently JJ is in Toronto, maybe he has gone to the CBSC to plead his and Christy Clark`s case, the CBSC has ordered cknw to hold onto the master tape of Christy`s broadcast of november 10/2009.....And the CBSC has sent me information regarding my complaint against cknw and Christy Clark.
CKNW was given 21 days to respond to me,and if their response is not satisfactory,I can request the CBSC decide the matter, there is a code of ethics that all broadcasters must follow, article 7...has to do with corrections,when there is a glaring error or LIE made by a broadcaster or their employee the normal thing to do is...The broadcaster must quickly make a public retraction.
Maybe cknw think by ignoring me that this will go away,It won`t,I won`t
You see folks,bitter brian was correct, and I heard the broadcast live,and I had just written a post on BC Ferries financial woes so all the FACTS were fresh in my mind. Now maybe you think I`m being harsh, but.........I immediately after Bitter Brian`s phone call to Christy Clark started sending the facts to Christy Clark`s email address at cknw, I sent her my story first...No response back to me...I then sent her the BC Ferries annual report with all the financial statements,not my statements but stated facts from BC Ferries ....no response back....I then sent her Andrew Macleod`s story from the HOOK at the Tyee....no response.....I then sent her Hansard with the page numbers highlighted with all the pertinent data.....no response.....And just in case my information wasn`t getting through I sent the data to all the radio staff at cknw and even office staff....no response...And,I have sent many items in the past to cknw and have had many return responses back,but not this time!
At this time(november 10/2009) I wasn`t angry, I was polite in my emails, I said in more than one of them "Hey Christy, look,just say your information on BC Ferries profit was wrong, and regular caller Brian from Garden Bay was right"
But the "Silence from Christy Clark and CKNW was Deafening"
And I still kept my cool, I looked up the code of ethics for broadcasting and sent that to Christy and CKNW....no response.....I then sent another Email saying if you don`t respond to me I am going to file a formal complaint.....no response and the rest is history.
I have listened to the cknw audio vault over and over again just to make sure I wasn`t mistaken,I`m not...Christy said over and over again that the great one David Hahn was returning 1/2 billion dollars in PROFIT to the province...And she said under David Hahn that BC Ferries was returning 500 million dollars to the province in PROFIT....Now if Christy was only out a little bit,like say a hundred million, even 200 million out I wouldn`t be getting too upset but...in 2008 BC Ferries made 37.1 million and in 2009 BC Ferries made 9 million dollars...That is a WHOPPER of a LIE, she must have made Gordon Campbell and Colin Hansen proud with her tall tales!
Here is the data from BC Ferries annual report.
Financial and operational overview
This section provides an overview of our financial and operational performance over the last three years.Year ended march 31 (In $millions)---------------- 2009---------- 2008
Total revenue ---------------681.8 ----------640.7
Expenses --------------------624.2------------ 569.6
Earnings from operations-- 57.6-------------- 71.1
Interest and other---------- 48.6---------------34.0
Net earnings ______________9.0__________ 37.1
Total Assets of March 31___ 2009_________ 2008
Total long term financial liabilities
Cash dividends____________ 6.0____________ 6.0
(And this statement followed from BC Ferries in this annual report.)
"Our earnings from operations in fiscal 2009 were $13.5 million lower than in in fiscal 2008 as expected,these reductions reflect increased amortization and financing costs as a result of new capital assets entering service,as we near the completion of our fleet renewal program for our major and northern routes.
Our ridership has been negatively impacted by current economic conditions.The negative revenue impact of this lower passenger and vehicle traffic was largely offset by reductions in operating expenses from previously planned levels.
Net earnings in fiscal 2008 were $11.7 million lower than net earnings before extraordinary gain in the previous year.In fiscal 2007 we recorded an extraordinary gain of $61.3 million as a result of insurance proceeds from the loss of the Queen of the North."
Laughable, that`s what I think of Christy Clark`s assertions,Laughable and, I find the part in the statement about "Extraordinary gain" over the sinking of the Queen of the North Laughable,A Gain? What about the replacement cost,clean up costs,legal fees,settlements...Oh Yea,extraordinary gains...When pigs fly!
(Listen to the audio vault here) http://www.cknw.com/other/audiovault.html Cue up november 10/2009/ 12.00 pm...Fast forward to 12.37 pm.
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