News

CBC announces layoffs

The CBC has announced its 2009-2010 business plan, which includes laying off up to 800 positions. According to www.cbc.ca, the Canadian public broadcaster is projecting a reduction of 393 positions in its English services, including radio, TV and new media platforms, 336 layoffs in French services and 70 jobs at the corporate level. CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix, in an address to staff, also revealed that the broadcaster plans to raise $125 million from the selling of assets to compensate for the shortfall in operating costs, caused by factors like declining ad revenue.
March 25, 2009

The CBC has announced its 2009-2010 business plan, which includes laying off up to 800 positions. According to www.cbc.ca, the Canadian public broadcaster is projecting a reduction of 393 positions in its English services, including radio, TV and new media platforms, 336 layoffs in French services and 70 jobs at the corporate level. CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix, in an address to staff, also revealed that the broadcaster plans to raise $125 million from the selling of assets to compensate for the shortfall in operating costs, caused by factors like declining ad revenue.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Menu

Search