CBC/Radio-Canada today announced its new strategy intended to take the public broadcaster to “2020 and beyond.” This new strategy will transform the Corporation from the traditional to the modern via a new emphasis on the digital, but will also result in deep job cuts, with a loss of 1,000 to 1,500 jobs.
“In the past seven years, the most painful and frustrating task for me has been to implement one round after another of reductions to respond to a changing environment and balance the budgets,” comments Lacroix. “We need to find a path to sustainability. This time, these changes — and some of them will be difficult — will allow us to end up in a better place. They will allow us to ensure that we build a new CBC/Radio-Canada that will be a great place to work, that will be a champion of Canada, and it will be sustainable.”