New review released

I've released a new review concerning a CBC Radio program in late June. Sunday Edition looked back at the police handling of demonstrations at the G20 gathering of world leaders one year earlier in Toronto.

The complainant said the segments on the program were anti-police and not balanced.

I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices. I concluded the focus of the program segments were sound.

I found it regrettable that police and political officials would not participate in the program, but that host Michael Enright was fair-minded in his interview questioning. The other segments on the program were fairly constructed.

But I also acknowledged that it is difficult for consumers to accept the concept of balance that permits CBC to provide a range of views on controversial issues over a period of time. Their expectations and disappointment can undermine their confience in even a conscientious news organization.