Bell/CTV Initiates Another Round of Layoffs

Not sure of any details, but Global BC anchor Colleen Christie, herself a target of CTV budget cutting earlier this year, has posted today about a new round of local CTV bloodletting she’s privy to.

Stay tuned.



Published on November 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm by boredop


November 14, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Brian Cook

I have heard it’s a round of cuts that will impact both TV and radio. Potential format changes in radio also. I’ll keep updating as I hear from the Toronto area and eastern Canada

November 14, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Matthew Lausmann

Radio Staff In Winnipeg?

November 14, 2017 - 3:49 pm


So nobody has confirmed even a single layoff, all we’ve got here is Colleen’s Facebook post? Seems like in these cases Bell usually issues a release earlier in the day, so if layoffs are actually happening, they’re probably not happening today.

November 14, 2017 - 4:09 pm


So far I see that Kevin Getz (late nights/weekends) On 94.5 Virgin Radio Vancouver was cut.

November 14, 2017 - 4:19 pm

Don Lehn FVN Fraser Valley News

Kevin Getz started with me here in Chilliwack at 89.5 the Hawk/Drive — good kid.

November 14, 2017 - 5:40 pm


You better be good for goodness sake.
‘Cause Bell has a merry forth quarter to make!

November 14, 2017 - 7:12 pm


Six (possibly seven) long term CTV Vancouver employees got laid off today. Cameraman, editor, motion graphics and control room.

November 14, 2017 - 9:28 pm

Barry T

Wowsers! It’s not if you’ll be laid off it’s when. Sad.

November 15, 2017 - 8:33 am

Eric Jon Magnuson

It didn’t sink in originally (especially since the report didn’t specify him being laid off), but All Access says that “Phat Matt” Franklin is gone from CIMX and CIDR; see

November 15, 2017 - 11:17 am

Brian Cook

I am working on getting a list of names of people let go and the changes happening. Should have more details today and I will further update the post at that time

November 15, 2017 - 2:29 pm


Looks like Colleen deleted that Facebook post or made it private.

November 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm

Sam Sidican

5 people in Victoria lost their jobs and another 10 in Vancouver.

November 15, 2017 - 6:45 pm


They should have gotten rid of Remo and left Kevin! Remo thinks he is everything and talks like he is on speed!

November 16, 2017 - 1:32 pm

Judy Marston

I just tuned in to CFAX to listen to Pamela McCall and she’s been replaced with a Toronto Evan Solomon segment. Clicking on her name on CFAX’s website for her podcasts, brings a blank page. What the heck! CFAX just keeps putting on more and more Toronto-based shows and I am guessing Pamela may be one of these 5 people mentioned above. Grrrrr…. Bell/CTV is just making radio a total mess! I listen less and less and Pamela was one I still tuned in for when I could.

November 16, 2017 - 9:38 pm

Paul smith

When was Homer Simpson hired to run Bell Media/CTV?

November 17, 2017 - 7:40 pm

Madman Mark

Still no list of names?

November 23, 2017 - 7:23 am

White on Rice

It’s unfortunate to hear this news in regards to the staff at CTV. Meanwhile Jill Krop somehow has still a job, despite conducting herself in a very unprofessional manner at Global. What a shame.

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