Taxpayers are on the hook once again, covering for CBC’s mistakes.
CBC was ordered to pay just under $300,000 in legal fees on top of the near $1.7 million it owes after a successful defamation lawsuit was filed by a man that claims the state broadcaster ruined his life.
This is the costliest defamation case in Manitoba’s history, according to Blacklock’s reporter.
This is not the first time CBC has been caught red-handed spreading fake news. However, this time it cost them, and ultimately the taxpayers, heavily.
After a successful defamation lawsuit was filed by an investment advisor due to CBC’s inaccurate and defamatory coverage, the company is being forced to pay just below $2 million.
The initial judgement was $1,659,403, with the judge recently awarding costs at $295,017.15.
The judgement on costs was delivered on Mar. 4, 2022.
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