Senators question salaries of big-name CBC personalities

Report that Peter Mansbridge, Jian Ghomeshi are earning only $70 to $80k draws scepticism

CBC personalities Jian Ghomeshi, Amanda Lang, and Peter Mansbridge

Questions are being raised in the Senate about whether the CBC is trying to mislead Senators regarding the salaries of the the Crown corporation's big-name journalists.

Documents provided to the Transport and Communications Committee of the Senate show salary ranges for staff at the CBC.

These documents seem to suggest that the maximum salary scale for chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge is $80,500.

The salary scale for radio host Jian Ghomeshi and TV host Amanda Lang ranged from $60,844.32 to $77,390.42.

The National Post reports that members of the Senate committee are contemplating issuing a subpoena for information, something rarely used in the upper chamber.

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  1. jack posted on 05/14/2014 07:26 AM
    So the Scandalous Senate is questioning how much CBC employees Make? What a farce. They'd better keep their dirty bloody paws off of our CBC. This Conservative Govt is destroying everything that Good Canadians hold dear..They must be stopped. The Canada I knew and loved is no more.
    1. Jim posted on 05/14/2014 07:59 AM
      @jack Kill the CBC. Save taxpayers billions!!!
    2. mike posted on 05/14/2014 09:10 AM
      @Jim and miss my informative and educational programming? miss learning about Canadian heritage and culture? no way not giving it up.
      you can continue to educate your family from Sun news if you want but i want my family just a tad more educated
    3. Jim posted on 05/14/2014 10:23 AM
      @mike Ever hear of a thing called a library? Or a little fad called the internet?

      There is simply no justification for sinking billions of taxpayer dollars into a money pit like the CBC.

      And for the record my minor for my Master's Degree was Canadian History and the only thing I have ever watched on CBC is Hockey Night in Canada. So your logic is flawed at best.
  2. Mark7 posted on 05/14/2014 08:31 AM
    Kill TVO...or TV-Zero as it's called in Toronto.

    Ontario's largest money pit...a patronage boondoggle.
    1. fuku posted on 05/14/2014 09:41 AM
      @Mark7 The only 'zero' in Toronto is apparently you. What a foolish little person you are.
    2. dd worldwide posted on 05/14/2014 10:12 AM
      @fuku That's Toronto for you - kill anything that's good and smart and make way for mediocrity - Rob Ford voters you are so dumb.
  3. arthur posted on 05/14/2014 09:06 AM
    the senate bitching about salary and expenses? a little rich i think coming from this bunch of do nothing stiffs
  4. Ziggy posted on 05/14/2014 09:11 AM
    Doesn't say much for CBC integrity or maybe it says a lot
  5. ToddK_2 posted on 05/14/2014 09:37 AM
    You want public outrage? Tell those people running CBC to open their books to the public! That will be a months long story of abuse of Tax Payer's money.
    1. mike posted on 05/14/2014 09:53 AM
      @ToddK_2 maybe we should do exactly the same to the senate. Independent commission look into everything involving $$ and the relationship with the PMO
    2. ToddK_2 posted on 05/14/2014 10:48 AM
      @mike Dump the Senate use that money to help people like Government is supposed to do.
  6. Daniel Rankin posted on 07/21/2014 11:43 PM
    Although I am not a fan of CBC TV (ok with CBC Radio Due to fiscal responsibility , and I am a Sun News Fan), I am as a big a fan of yours (next to O'Leary since I am a capitalist and a Ryerson Business Grad too. I am impressed how you have stepped up to reporting on the Ukrane situation (the airline crash) ! Didn't see O'Leary around - probably watching his stocks somewhere - however keep up the great work girl! Also stop th Trivago commercials! You are a true reporter! Cheered Daniel
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