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CBC News reps outline plans for increased funding at committee

Media | 05/19/2016 8:22 pm EDT

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada’s English news division is undertaking aggressive “re-engineering” of its newsrooms, CBC News editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire told the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian Heritage, indicating the public broadcaster plans to stay on that same path. Conservative MP Kevin Waugh noted that in its opening statement Thursday morning, the public broadcaster’s panel talked about delivering more local services at a lower cost, and asked why they plan to do so given there was an...

CBC cuts 244 jobs, mostly in English news

Media | 03/26/2015 6:42 pm EDT

CBC/Radio-Canada cut 244 positions from its English and French services, the broadcaster announced Thursday, with the majority of the cuts coming from English-language local news. CBC News editor in chief Jennifer McGuire said in a memo posted online Thursday that outlined the cuts while adding that it intends to add 80 jobs aimed at serving its online and mobile platforms. The CBC is cutting 144 positions from English-language local news to save around $15 million a year in expenses as part of the restructuring program it launched last June, McGuire said. The biggest cuts come in...