Canada’s state broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) consistently supports the Islamist cause, including direct cooperation with terrorist front groups. This support extends to editing domestic Canadian stories to ensure that even ISIS is not criticized in the domestic context. Given that the CBC is owned by the Government of Canada and funded by taxpayers with a billion dollar a year subsidy, the question arises as to whom they serve.
The CBC deliberately removes references to ISIS and other Islamist groups when it would reflect poorly on the terrorist group’s presence and influence in Canada. On February 19, 2016, for instance, the CBC ran a story concerning events at Maisonneuve College in Montreal. The bland title was “Collège de Maisonneuve teachers’ union wants action over alleged library threats.”
In this CBC story, the teacher’s union demanded that the college management intervene after threats made to staff in the college’s library. Line Légaré, the college’s spokesperson, stated teachers had intervened and asked students to lower their voices because they were “quite loud, more than we would like for a library.” Police had reported violence in the parking lot on one evening.