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A veteran CBC journalist who worked as a TV and radio producer and occasional on-air commentator said Monday she quit the state-funded broadcaster last month because its “radical political agenda” made it impossible to do good journalism. In a column posted to social media, Speaking Freely: Why I resigned from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation , Tara Henley, who joined the public broadcaster in 2013, said working there today, “is to embrace cognitive dissonance and to abandon journalistic integrity … it is to consent to the idea that a growing list of subjects are off the table, that dialogue itself can be harmful. That the big issues of our time are already settled. “It is to capitulate to certainty, to shut down critical thinking, to stamp out curiosity. To keep one’s mouth shut, to not ask questions, to not rock the boat … How could good journalism possibly be done under such conditions? How could any of this possibly be healthy for society? “It is to allow sweeping societal changes like lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and school closures to roll out — with little debate. To see billionaires amass extraordinary wealth and bureaucrats amass enormous power — with little scrutiny.

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