Bell CEO, other top execs called to committee to testify over job cuts


Courtesy of Canadian Press

and iHeart Radio

February 14, 2024

Several top executives from BCE and Bell Canada have been invited to testify at the House of Commons later this month over its decision to cut about nine per cent of its workforce this year.

BCE, the parent company of Bell Media, announced last week it is cutting its workforce by 48-hundred positions, ending multiple television newscasts and selling off 45 of its 103 radio stations.

The House of Commons heritage committee has agreed to invite BCE chief executive Mirko Bibic to address the cuts, which include impacts on newsrooms across the country.

The Liberal motion to invite the executives on February 29th was supported by the NDP and Bloc Quebecois, with the Conservatives on the committee abstaining from voting.

The company blames its cuts on the federal government and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, saying Ottawa took too long to provide relief to media companies in crisis.



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