This is a commitment we take very seriously, and we work had to achieve balance in our coverage in a number of ways.
CBC News adheres to both government regulation and publicly available Journalistic Standards and Practices to cover all Parties, issues and candidates in a fair and equitable fashion during an election, and both our news and current affairs programs pay meticulous attention to overall political balance.
But it is important to note that “fair” does not necessarily mean “equal”. Our commitment to balancing political points of view is not, and in many cases, cannot be measured by a traditional equivalency. Not all politicians hold rallies on the same day, not all Parties engage with issues in the same way, at the same time.
Balance here is achieved over a series of programs and over a period of time. Balance does not mean that one particular Party's voice must be immediately juxtaposed with an equally strong view from another Party. To have fair coverage, all news organizations must ensure that differing relevant points of view are treated in an equitable fashion.