How will the CBC cuts affect you?

The news that the CBC would lose 10 per cent of its budget — $115 million over three years — was worrying to both CBC employees and the millions of Canadians who watch, listen and read what it produces. But now we know who will feel those cuts most acutely.

The details of the CBC cuts are outlined in this post on the Canadian Media Guild website. Some key points:

CMG expects that some employees will start receiving redundancy notices at the end of this month and reminds its members that these are not layoff notices but could result in reassignment or displacement. Read more about the process [PDF].

Do you expect these cuts will affect you? Do you think they will hurt freelancers who work regularly with the CBC? Are you worried about the future of the CBC as a whole? Share your thoughts in the comments.

If you’re a CBC employee with questions/concerns about the cuts, contact the Guild by email ( or phone (416-591-5333 or 1-800-465-4149).

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , , , ,

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