Debating the ethics of journalists & paid speaking engagements

From: The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti
February 28, 2014

"CBC commentator Rex Murphy is known for his strong opinions. But when it was revealed he's been paid to speak at oil industry gatherings, critics cried 'conflict of interest.' Now CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge is under fire for getting paid for a speech to the same industry. We ask when it's appropriate for members of the media to speak ... and when it's not.

Peter Mansbridge is one of the most well-regarded figures in Canadian broadcast news. But this week, Mr. Mansbridge is under fire for a paid speaking engagement at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers - or CAPP." (Listen now)