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Old Jun 28th, 2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Corporation will have up to 1,500 fewer employees by 2020

CBC to cut 657 jobs, will no longer compete for professional sports rights

The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, a move that will reduce staff, and supper-hour news broadcasts and programs produced in-house, says CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.

“We used to lead with television and radio. Web came and then mobility came. We are reversing, we are inverting the priorities that we have,” Lacroix said, referring to the broadcaster’s 2020 strategy. “We’re going to lead now with mobility, we’re going to lead with whatever widget you use.

"You’re going to see an investment in mobility that’s going to rise as the investment in perhaps television ... is reduced.”

Lacroix said there will be job cuts over the coming years, but they will be made in "prudent steps."

In 2020, the corporation will have 1,000 to 1,500 fewer employees. This would be in addition to the reductions announced to date.

Currently, 1,000 employees are eligible for retirement. And through attrition, about 300 leave every year, according to the broadcaster.

“The goal is that to be able to meet a financially stable and sustainable CBC/Radio-Canada, we have to reduce the infrastructures ... but we also have to reduce the number of people who are working at CBC/Radio-Canada,” Lacroix said
Certainly not unexpected given sagging viewership. Dead last of all Edmonton news stations for years now.

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Certainly not unexpected given sagging viewership. Dead last of all Edmonton news stations for years now.

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Sadly, here in St. John's and throughout NL, CBC is #1, and is #1 in Canada based on per capita viewers .............. and still they are cutting here.
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Sadly, here in St. John's and throughout NL, CBC is #1, and is #1 in Canada based on per capita viewers .............. and still they are cutting here.
CBC is leading in many 'markets' and number 1 in Ottawa.

Theis juat one more salvo in the Cons constant war on any kind of public service.
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Sadly, here in St. John's and throughout NL, CBC is #1, and is #1 in Canada based on per capita viewers .............. and still they are cutting here.
Don't you see the problem with that statement? How can CBC be #1 in that market and still lose money? That has everything to do with a top-heavy organization that wastes too many of the resources given to it.
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Don't you see the problem with that statement? How can CBC be #1 in that market and still lose money? That has everything to do with a top-heavy organization that wastes too many of the resources given to it.
Actually, CBC makes money in the St. John's metro region. Many of the "top-heavy" management people have been let go and the actual reporters and staff people are doing a fine job of gathering, producing and presenting the news on their own. Seems like a winning formula to me.
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Actually, CBC makes money in the St. John's metro region. Many of the "top-heavy" management people have been let go and the actual reporters and staff people are doing a fine job of gathering, producing and presenting the news on their own. Seems like a winning formula to me.
Does that mean they don't need any public funding then?
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Does that mean they don't need any public funding then?
No, it just means that they bring in more money than they receive. Some of the top local talent took pay cuts to allow for other junior people to stay on. Overall, CBC is losing money nation-wide, but at least here we do our bit to keep the corporation afloat.
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No, it just means that they bring in more money than they receive. Some of the top local talent took pay cuts to allow for other junior people to stay on. Overall, CBC is losing money nation-wide, but at least here we do our bit to keep the corporation afloat.
Follow it through, Dr. G. If it makes money in the St. John's metro region, then why would CBC punish that program by cutting its budget? Why would it simply not cut programming where the local news loses money?
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Follow it through, Dr. G. If it makes money in the St. John's metro region, then why would CBC punish that program by cutting its budget? Why would it simply not cut programming where the local news loses money?
The VP of CBC Atlantic Canada said that the final decision of what would be cut will be made next week. I agree with you that it makes no sense to cut a money-maker, but we shall see. Paix, mon ami.
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If they cut the St. John's news it will be a protest by the CBC elite for disturbing their well-feathered nest—a method of extracting the greatest pain from its loyal viewers. Any time a large park doesn't get the budget it wants, it begins by closing all of the washrooms. That's the mentality of CBC management.
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