Reviews released

I've released two reviews since my last post

The first review involved a complaint about a CBC Radio British Columbia discussion on the morning after the Stanley Cup final's seventh game. The discussion included commentator Don Cherry.

I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices concerning his observations on the riot, but suggested other remarks were not reflective of CBC values and that the radio host might have done more to temper their impact.

The second review involved a complaint concerning a lack of coverage of the invitation-only Bilderberg conference, held this year in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Several Canadians attended, but media were prevented from covering the event or any of its discussions.

I did not find a violation of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices and affirmed the independence of CBC News to make its decisions about allocating resources. Only in exceptional circumstances --- a significant theme that is clearly ignored or disproportionately covered --- might there be a cause for the Ombudsman's office to review the matter of editorial choices involving the allocation of resources. Rather, the review process is principally designed to assess the performance against the published standards.