What CBC employees are saying about the latest layoffs -- J-Source.ca -- The Canadian Journalism Project

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Posted by fcadweb on November 10, 2015

What CBC employees are saying about the latest layoffs Live

I love my job. I'm lucky to have it. I work with the best people. I love public radio & the CBC. But this is one piece of shit day.  — Stephen Quinn, CBC Radio One

On the same day as the release of a long-awaited report from an internal investigation into the CBC's handling of the Jian Ghomeshi case, the public broadcaster delivered 244 pink slips to its newsrooms across the country. As other outlets have noted, the timing makes it difficult not to see the former as a distraction from the latter.

On social media, however, audiences and employees have been diligent in being vocal about how much these cuts will be felt nation-wide. As longtime independent broadcaster, writer and CBC contributor Tina Pittaway noted last night: "
It's amazing when I see what CBC staff are tweeting - all stuff I agree with, but that I'd be terrified to tweet as a long-time freelancer."

Here's what CBC employees had to say about the latest round of layoffs, which now brings the cut total to 1,400 in the past year:


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