CBC is claiming credit for breaking a story that appeared here three days before they first touched the issue, without even a hint of acknowledgement of Northern Insights. I left a comment suggesting a source credit but the CBC moderator refused to post the comment.
CBC first reported about Art Kirkner’s $188,681 expense account for 2010 on Tuesday. Today, they make this statement,
“… following a CBC News report that revealed a huge expense account payout to a former executive….
“The Tuesday report revealed that Art Kirkner — hired in 2008 as an ICBC vice-president from the U.S. to help cut costs in ICBC’s claim centre system — filed $188,681 in expenses in 2010 on top of his salary and bonuses of more than $315,000.”
Perhaps CBC should have credited Northern Insights, the online news and commentary site that first revealed this information Friday, Dec. 2.