Bell to lay off 380 people in Toronto, Montreal
Bell's vast media holdings include CTV, the CP24 cable news channel and Business News Network.
Bell Media has announced another round of job cuts, this time in Toronto and Montreal.
A total of 270 positions will be cut in Toronto and another 110 in Montreal, a source confirmed to Radio-Canada.
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In Toronto, Unifor local 723M President Kelly Dobbs said the union has been told that 220 of the layoffs will come from production and editorial operations, 45 will be in sales and marketing and five will come from administration.
Bell has vast media holdings in Toronto including CTV, the CP24 cable news channel and Business News Network.
In Montreal, Bell Media holdings include CTV Montreal, the French-language sports channel RDS and the English-language radio station CJAD.
Stephane Giroux, a longtime reporter at CTV Montreal, confirmed on Twitter there would be "110 job cuts in Montreal alone," calling it "Black Friday" at Bell Media.
Black Friday at BellMedia. 110 job cuts in Montreal alone.—@SGirouxCTV
with files from The Canadian Press