Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bell Shows Canadians How To Suck And Blow At The Same Time

 You gotta admit it takes some real chutzpah for Bell to take out full page ads in newspapers across Canada whining about the federal governments decision to allow U.S. based cellular giant Verizon to do business in Canada. Much of Bell's argument against the governments decision is based on the fact it will cost Canadian jobs.

 Anyone who has had to deal with Bell customer service won't be surprised by the fact Bell uses cheap labour in such countries as India to reap billions more in profit. So what Bell, those customer service jobs cannot be done by Canadians here in Canada? Friggin pathetic hypocrites.

 Years ago I kicked Bell to the curb as my cellular, internet, home phone and satellite tv provider. Most of that decision was based on the fact whenever I needed customer service my call would be taken from someone in a far away country, reading prompt cards to me with broken and incomprehensible english.

And now when their profits might take a bit of a hit they wrap themselves in the Canadian flag and claim to want to protect Canadian workers? In a way I kinda wish I still had one more Bell service so I could tell them to shove it you know where!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

CBC Applies Different Rules To David Suzuki Than Tom Flanagan?

Seems as though Dr. Suzuki has caused a bit of a stir with comments that “Oh, I think Canada is full too! Although it’s the second largest country in the world, our useful area has been reduced. Our immigration policy is disgusting: We plunder southern countries by depriving them of future leaders, and we want to increase our population to support economic growth. It’s crazy!”

 That's right. One of CBC's own, a lifelong bloodsucker of Canadian taxpayers via our national broadcaster has come out and said Canada "is full" and "our immigration policy is disgusting". Now I'm willing to bet that if anyone with even a passing link to the federal Conservative Party or Ontario PC Party made those same comments the media would be screaming for blood. I wouldn't even be surprised if the Toronto Star went one full day without an ant-Rob Ford story to tell everyone how disgusted and shocked they were by those comments.

 But hey, it's one of their own. So what will the CBC do about Suzuki's horrible comments? Yep, absolutely nothing. Zilch. Nada. In fact CBC dismisses the comments as having nothing to do with Suzuki being an employee of the CBC. The CBC, which broadcasts Suzuki's The Nature of Things, said in a statement: "When David Suzuki made those comments, he was speaking as a private citizen and not on behalf of CBC."

Which kind of jogged my memory. If you remember back to February of this year, former Conservative strategist and sometime CBC analyst made some similar idiotic comments concerning laws regarding people criminally charged for looking at child-porn images. Flanagan's comments, unlike Suzuki's, were quickly given the scorn and disgust they deserved. But here's the rub. Flanagan , like Suzuki, wasn't speaking on behalf of the CBC. In fact he was doing it as a private citizen speaking at a university event.  So what did CBC do about it?

"“In light of recent remarks made by Tom Flanagan at the University of Lethbridge, CBC News has taken the decision to end our association with him as a commentator on Power and Politics,” Jennifer McGuire, CBC News general manager, said in a statement.
“While we support and encourage free speech across the country and a diverse range of voices, we believe Mr. Flanagan’s comments to have crossed the line and impacted his credibility as a commentator for us”.

 Maybe Ezra can find out why CBC has different standards for Suzuki than Flanagan. Either that or CBC believes DR. Fruitfly's words don't affect his or the national broadcasters credibility. You be the judge.