News producer quits CBC over ‘radical political agenda’

Tara Henley, a veteran news producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), wrote an op-ed for the National Post explaining the decision to quit her job.

Henley says the company is abandoning “journalistic integrity” for a woke “radical political agenda”. She expands on the wave of complaints about the drastic change at the CBC over the past 18 months.

“When I started at the national public broadcaster in 2013, the network was producing some of the best newspapers in the country,” Henley wrote. “At the time I quit last month, it embodied some of the worst trends in mainstream media.”

She goes on to say that those who work at the CBC must now “let go of journalistic integrity.”

“It’s about embracing, enthusiastically, a radical political agenda that originated on Ivy League campuses across the United States and spilled onto American social media platforms that monetize outrage and stir up societal divisions,” Henley said.

“It’s to claim that the ‘woke’ worldview is near universal – even if it’s far from popular with those you know, talk to, interview and read about.”

Henley says race is the network’s most important issue and that CBC staff must “come to terms with the idea that race is the most important thing about a person and that some races are more relevant than others to public conversation”.

The CBC did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.