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Cuts to the CBC - 650 jobs will be lost

letterheadcbc.PNGBig cuts are coming to the CBC. As a result of this year’s federal budget, the crown corporation is slated to cut ten per cent. Management delivered some of the details to its employees on Wednesday English and French services will axe 650 jobs over the next three years starting with 475 this fiscal year, and plans are underway to put ads on Radio 2 and Radio Canada’s Espace Musique. CBC Executive Vice-President of English Services Kirstine Stewart says that CBC news will not be exempt from the cuts, and CBC President Hubert Lacroix says they had to make tough decisions.

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