Cuts at CBC/Radio-Canada
The decision was known this afternoon: 800 layoffs and a $171 million shortfall. It is definitely an enormous lost for French services (335 layoffs). Fortunately, none of the regional station will close, but an important $4,6 million compression will be made in regions, affecting 42 jobs.
Obviously, I will be following, with great attention, details of this announcement in the coming days concerning Ontario regions. For many communities in a minority situation in the province, Radio-Canada is often the only French media that reflects and broadcasts local French content. I will thus follow the whole with interest, even if I have the impression that my federal colleague, Graham Fraser, will probably be asked to comment during the coming days