Peter Mansbridge of CBC

Peter Mansbridge

Well, the accolades have started and many will genuflect at the retirement of Mr. Mansbridge. Somehow these talking heads , news readers, gain a reputation much larger than is the reality.

I met Peter years ago when he was filling in on the National . And later I met him at a gathering or two when I was on the Board of the CBC. Nothing really stands out. He could read , of course.

But , boy he’s done well off Mother Corp , our billion dollar subsidy and all; and I don’t know if we will ever know how much he was paid ( car and driver for good measure?) or how much of a pension he will get.

But I suppose that’s being Canadian , too.

Oh, The CBC National is nowhere in the top thirty ( last week for ratings ) of TV shows while the rival CTV and Global National News are there , CTV two and Global one.

Nevertheless , my friends, Happy Canada 150th!

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